Arthritis is a very common ailment but not very well understood. In essence, arthritis is an inflammation of your joints. A person can have arthritis in one joint or multiple joints. It is not a single disease, rather, “arthritis” means joint pain or joint disease.
There are more than hundreds of different types of arthritis, or joint disease, and related conditions. They each have various causes and different ways of treatment.
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability and can affect people of different ages, sex, and race. According to studies, more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis. Women are more prone to this disease. It also occurs more commonly and worsens as people get older.
There are two most common types of arthritis:
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage (the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones where they form a joint) to break down.
On the other hand, Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that targets the lining of the joints.
Symptoms of Arthritis
The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which usually develop within a span of time. In some cases, they may also appear without warning. While arthritis can also develop in children and younger adults, it is most commonly observed in adults of 65 years of age.
Also, this ailment is more typical in women than in men and overweight people. Some symptoms may include:
- Joint pain
- Decreased range of motion
- Redness of the skin around the affected joint
- Feeling tired
- Loss of appetite due to inflammation
- May become anemic
- Slight fever
ANF Therapy® Applied on Patient with Arthritis
Treatments for arthritis vary according to the type. The main goal and priority are to address the symptoms and improve the quality of life of the patient. It is important to reduce the amount of pain the person is experiencing as well as prevent further damage to the affected joint.
“My ankles are way better. I can squat again.”
-the ANF patient;
For people suffering from arthritis, improving joint function and range of movement is also vital. Patients can opt to do physical therapy. It is a core component of arthritis treatment to help strengthen the muscles in and around the joints.
About ANF Therapy®
ANF Therapy® uses circular ANF Discs which are applied directly on the skin after palpation and assessment by a trained ANF Therapist following the ANF Therapy Method, Patented Model no. U202030252, ES1259974.
The ANF Therapy® purpose is alleviation in injury and pain within minutes.
Our aim is that the patient experiences a reduction of pain and swelling, an increase in range of motion, and an improvement in quality of life-related to health. Non-transdermal non-invasive device, NO needles or chemicals are used.