What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a widespread illness that affects people of all ages and causes pain and inflammation in joints.
The 2 most prevalent types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis, the most frequent kind of arthritis in the United Kingdom, generally affects people in their mid-40s and older and is more common in women and those with a family history of the illness. It might develop at any age as a consequence of an accident or be linked with other joint diseases, such as gout or rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is less frequent than osteoarthritis but can develop at any age. It affects women more often than men and usually starts between the ages of 40 and 50, though it can affect children too. With this form of arthritis, the body's immune system attacks healthy tissue inside the joints, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Symptoms of arthritis
The symptoms you experience will be different for each type of arthritis, with some arthritis symptoms including joint discomfort, soreness, stiffness, inflammation in and around the joints, weakness, and muscle wasting. The most frequently afflicted joints are the hands, back, knees, and hips.
Sadly, there is no complete cure for arthritis, but there are several treatments that can help it improve, including lifestyle modifications, prescription drugs, and surgical procedures.
We have to explain some complicated science before we can demonstrate how our goods may help you, but our sports science crew is fantastic and will assist you in comprehending the topic!
• Joints are where 2 bones meet, and they enable movement.
• The ends of the bones are coated with smooth cartilage that safeguards the bone and allows it to move smoothly.
• A thin membrane called a synovial membrane surrounds each joint and secretes fluid that lubricates the cartilage and aids in movement.
• Joints are safeguarded by ligaments that hold the bones together and tendons that attach muscles to bones.
All these structures work collectively so that we can move our joints smoothly.
The cartilage protecting the bone's ends is essential for healthy joints since it prevents the bone from grinding directly against other bone, which would be painful!
However, this cartilage can wear down over time, causing the bones to rub against each other. This causes pain, inflammation, and stiffness in the joints and is known as osteoarthritis.
When the muscles surrounding the joint become inhibited, this leads to tightness and loss of mass /function which is the body's way of protecting the joint.
Unfortunately, this leads to reduced range of motion (flexibility) which in turn affects lifestyle, health and wellbeing.
There are a lot of magic in the pulse pro, if you’ve missed our previous blogs, you might not know that our vibrating massage guns have been scientifically proven to increase blood flow and range of motion (flexibility) in joints and muscles!
Luckily some other clever scientists figured out that local vibration (like our products), reverses some of this arthrogenic muscle inhibition. By using pulse pro you can fire the muscles around the joint back into action, so you are able to undertake some strength exercises to build the muscles back up.
Our massage gun have also been proven increase range of motion so these can be used to loosen off all those tight muscles! Slowly over time you can build up some strength and flexibility in the joint and improve your health and well being.
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