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What type of arthritis do I have?


Arthritis dates back to prehistoric times & is seen all through the ages in the joints of the skeleton remains.

Most of you will have problems with your joints & it may be arthritis. Arthritis is associated with aging but it is not caused because you are aging. Arthritis is caused by the body not been fed the proper nutrients that keep your joints health & free of wear & tear.

There's lots of joints in your body & typically there's only specific joints that have arthritic pain. Those are the ones that you use frequently. For men it is knees, spine, & feet. For women it is fingers, hands, knees, & spine.

Arthritis means inflammation of the joint. When your joints have bone-to-bone contact & grind against each other that area becomes swollen & inflamed.

There's five main type of arthritis – osteoarthritis & rheumatoid – & others that are less known.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis means inflammation of the bony part of your joint. As your joints move against each other, the protective coating & surrounding material – membranes, oil sacs, cartilage – wear down. This wear down occurs when the joints see excess activity.

Normally you would not expect to see this wear down condition since there's plenty of joints that see excess activity & don’t become inflamed or arthritic. There millions of people who don’t get arthritis, yet the use their joints are used as much & perhaps even more. Then there's people who don’t use their joint to excess & still get arthritis.

So the actual cause of arthritis is over excess activity.

The cause of arthritis has come down to a single or combination of nutritional deficiencies, excess joint activity, & emotional issues.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid means "similar to flowing pain." It is an autoimmune illness where nice cell & tissue are attack by the immune method. Rheumatoid first affects the joint membranes & later the bone structure at the joint. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs in people of all ages. As this arthritis progresses it can becomes crippling.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a recent illness, which appeared at the turn of the 20th Century. Its cause can be associated with diet where the balance of the joint structure receives chemicals that destroy its balanced condition.

Gouty Arthritis

Gout is more common with men, people with high blood pressure, alcoholics, diabetics, & obesity. Gout means drop. It was thought by Romans that gout was caused by poisonous crystals coming from the blood, drop by drop, & depositing in the toes.

Gout is a illness where uric acid deposits in the joints of feet & legs. When the body has an excess of uric acid, which it can’t eliminate through normal channels of elimination- the kidney – the uric acid settles in the joints & soft tissue causing pain.

Other Types of Arthritis

There is some evidence that gout is related to the amount of wine that is drunk with the meal. This put an extra strain on the liver that tries to detoxify the wine & the meal simultaneously. Result is the liver is unable to detoxify the complete meal.

Bursitis – inflammation of the shoulder joints & muscles.

There's other types of arthritis. These account for a tiny amount of the types of arthritis that most people have. Here is the list:

Myositis - pain that comes from working hard & muscles have friction between them.

Neuritis – is know as rheumatism of your nerves. When the sheaths of your nerves dry out you have neuritis

Fibrositis – is when your connective tissue become inflamed Lumbago – occurs before you get arthritis of the spine.

Which arthritis doe you have? In other articles, I'll tell you what you can do to prevent or eliminate arthritis of any kind.

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