Educating Yourself on Arthritis Pain…………Pain is your bodys way of letting you see that Something is incorrect. It is a ordinary defense that prevents you from causing further harm to an affected region. After surgery the pain prevents you from doing things that could hurt the surgical region. People who suffer from arthritis will repeatedly face joint pain and stiffness to the affected joint. There are two types of arthritis pain; Acute pain which is momentary in nature and persistent pain which…………
Pain is your bodys way of letting you see that Something is incorrect. It is a ordinary defense that prevents you from causing further harm to an affected region. After surgery the pain prevents you from doing things that could hurt the surgical region. People who suffer from arthritis will repeatedly face joint pain and stiffness to the affected joint. There are two types of arthritis pain; Acute pain which is momentary in nature and persistent pain which is either chronic or everlasting.
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Serious arthritis pain can fire up and last for several hours or a few days. This class of pain becomes less extreme as a region heals. Persistent arthritis pain is time and again serious and never goes away permanently. Constant pain can frequently be controlled but is never cured. It is this category of pain that will frequently constrain a persons activities. People who experience arthritis pain will probably see an escalation in the pain as well as a reduction in day by day activities with time and age.
The degree of arthritis pain will differ from one person to the other. Several will merely encounter irritation of the joints while others will also have inflammation of the tendons. This is known as tendonitis. People who develop tendonitis will experience more pain than those who only have joint pain. Time and again the number of daily activity will have an impact on the amount of pain one experiences.
People who’ve been diagnosed with arthritis will need to stay in the care of their doctor to help them manage their symptoms. The more information you can give your doctor the better he’ll be in a position to help you. Before your visit you need to maintain a diary of your behavior. This diary should contain when you felt pain and the extent of that pain. Most doctors will urge you to rate your pain on a scale of one to 10. They will also inquire you to illustrate your pain such as throbbing, cutting, burning, etc. Keep up with the times of day when your pain is poorer. Also keep up with your diet and the foods you have eaten since several foods will set off arthritis pain.
Your doctor will likewise want to find out if something helped improve the pain. Things such as ice packs, heat packs, or over the counter analgesics might help with pain decline. By providing your doctor with a complete picture of when and how the pain is occurring will help him understand what is going on and the best way to treat it. Early treatment will provide you with the best probability of arthritis pain management as well as preventing joint damage.
Don’t go for self treatment for unlimited and unreasonable amount of time: people suffering from arthritis pain want immediate relief from their pain. So initially they try to self treat their problem. So they must do this job, with the assistance of a doctor and with full observation that their self treatment is working properly or not while treating their pain.
You must be willing to go with the flow: people must know that arthritis isn’t a single disease. There are about more than a hundred types of diabetes and the processing for all the categories of diabetes aren’t the same. Initially with the consultation of doctor you can take some pain relief medicine than adjust your medicine after proper test and with the assistance of an expert.
Treatment options vary according to the type of arthritis and include physical and occupational therapy. Medications (symptomatic or targeted at the disease process causing the arthritis). Arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery) may be necessary in eroding forms of arthritis.
FAQ’s: where does arthritis pain occur and for how long..more questions on arthritis inside?can the pain only be felt in the joints, what does it feel like, and how do they test for it
Their are over 100 different forms of Arthritis, however they tend to fall into but two categories: seropositive, where you test positive via a blood test and seronegative, where the blood test is negative. Therefore they state Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus as Autoimmune, where your own immune system attacks its own body and Osteoarthritis, what they term wear and tear, due to injury, aging, but they are now looking for a specific gene to see if it is inherited. Usually it starts off insidious, harmful enough. I just woke up one morning with a red hot painful finger and went OH? I was 21. Then that went away and the thumb started, again red hot to the touch, painful to touch and forget about bending it! That went away. Year later I went to bed feeling well, woke up unable to get my head up off the pillow, the pain was excruciating. I saw my Doctor with each symptoms and he diagnosed: self-inflicted! I must have knocked the finger/thumb off something and the neck was a strain. The following year the lower back started to ache, but decided not to see the Doctor, just put it down to wearing new pair of high heels. It was not until the following year, I had been at a all day Conference that I got home took my shoes off and my middle toes was the size of my big toe, red hot and swollen, so I went to ER! They x-rayed and sent me home. The following morning all the toes were red hot and painful, so off to the Doctor who did a blood test? He got the results back in 3 hours, it was not what he thought it was, so more blood. He then gave me some drugs told me to go home and return in four days for the results. I was 29 when I heard those words 'You have tested positive for the Rheumatoid Factor'. Sounded like some new disease, so I asked for it in simple terms 'You have Arthritis'. I can remember thinking: Arthritis is a disease of old age, I am not even 29 until next month, so not even middle age, poor Doctor has the wrong Patients file, or is over worked. Then the Doctor said to me 'Have you ever had symptoms like this before? I thought and said 'No, my toes are normal'. He then looked back in my file and said 'Well what about the finger, thumb and neck problems?' I replied 'YOU told me they were self -inflicted knocks and strains!' It was another five years before I saw a Rheumatologist as the letter from the Doctor to the Consultant was never sent. So now at 50, no treatment because they missed the window at 29, be warned! What is it like? Well exhaustion, tirdness are severe. Bit like having a really bad dose of the Flu, but without the sneezing, coughing, runny nose, just that feeling you are carrying the world around on a chain attached to your legs. Sleep is not easy, you tend to go to bed when your body tells you to go to bed and not at any set hour. Likewise if you are woken up, rather than allowed to wake up naturally, you feel like a Bear with a sore head. Morning stiffness lasts at least one hour, so you really do not feel like doing anything when you get up, have to wait for it to wear off. Appetite is not good, as you are not burning the calories off so you have no reason too eat outside of taking drugs. Joint pain along with muscle pain and they can see if you have a Autoimmune form via blood test or Osteoarthritis just by examining the joint and doing a x-ray. Best of Luck
I have known for many months I had arthritis in my right foot and knee. It also started in my hands and they are starting to curl in a bit and are very stiff and sore. Yes, arthritis mainly attacks the joints anywhere in your body and like me, you need to see a Rheumatologist and they will first do blood work and go from there. I've been to my first appointment and am waiting on the results. The doctor told me they have "remission" drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis which is what I believe I have. It is the most crippling and deforming type you can get. Don't wait it out and go see one of these specialists as soon as you can. I have lived with chronic pain from an auto accident since 1999 so the pain is not the biggest problem. I am in more fear over what arthritis can do to your body. I'm 41 and can't allow myself to become more disabled than I already am and my best advice is for you to seek help for yourself. Best Wishes
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