Arthritis means joint inflammation, but the term is used to describe around 200 conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround the joint, and other connective tissue. It is a rheumatic condition.
The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis involve the joints. Depending on the type of arthritis you have, your signs and symptoms may include:
- Decreased range of motion
There is no single cause of all types of arthritis. The cause or causes vary according to the type or form of arthritis.
Possible causes may include:
- Injury, leading to degenerative arthritis
- Abnormal metabolism, leading to gout and pseudogout
- Inheritance, such as in osteoarthritis
- Infections, such as in the arthritis of Lyme disease
- Immune system dysfunction, such as in RA and SLE
There are around 200 types of arthritis or musculoskeletal conditions. These are split into seven main groups:
- Inflammatory Arthritis : Inflammation is a normal part of the body’s healing process. The inflammation tends to occur as a defense against viruses and bacteria or as a response to injuries such as burns. Examples: rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis.
- Degenerative Or Mechanical Arthritis : Degenerative or mechanical arthritis refers to a group of conditions that mainly involve damage to the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones Like osteoarthritis .
- Soft tissue musculoskeletal pain
- Back pain
- Connective Tissue Disease : Connective tissues support, bind together, or separate other body tissues and organs. They include tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. CTD involves joint pain and inflammation. The inflammation may also occur in other tissues, including the skin, muscles, lungs, and kidneys. EXAMPLE – SLE.
- Infectious Arthritis : Bacterium, virus, or fungus that enters a joint can sometimes cause inflammation.
- Metabolic Arthritis : Like gout .
Homoeopathic Approach :
Homoeopathic Medicines :
- Rhustox : It acts on joints, hot painful joints, swelling, and tearing pain. Tearing pain in tendons. Rheumatic pain spread over a large surface at the nape of the neck. Loin and extremities.
- Arnica Montana : It is useful in injury, arthritis, joints pain, swelling, sore bruised feeling all over the body. Everything on which he lies seems too hard. Rheumatism begins with low down and works on.
- Kali Carb : Uneasiness tearing pain in joints, heaviness in limbs, sensitivity to touch the pain in the knee joint. Aggravation in cold weather and complaint better by warm application.
- Ruta : Spine and limbs feel bruised small of back loin pain gives out, rising on chairs. Contraction of finger, pain, joints stiffness.
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