Arthritis is nothing but the inflammation of the joints. It can affect one or multiple joints. There are more than 100 distinct types of arthritis, with diverse causes and treatment methods. Two of the most common types are rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA).Normally, the symptoms of arthritis develop over time, but they may also appear abruptly. Arthritis is most commonly seen in adults over the age of 65. It can also develop in small children, teens, and younger adults. It is more common in women and in people who are overweight.

What causes arthritis?
The bone cartilage is a firm but flexible connective tissue in your joints. The cartilage protects your joints by absorbing the pressure and shock created with your regular movements. A decrease in the average amount of this cartilage tissue cause some forms of arthritis.

Normal wear and tear causes osteoarthritis, one of the most common forms of arthritis. Any infection or injury to the joints can intensify this natural breakdown of cartilage tissue. Your risk of developing osteoarthritis may be higher if you have a family history of this disease.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is another common form of arthritis, anautoimmune disorder. It occurs when your body’s immune system attacks the tissues of your body. These attacks affect the synovium. It is a soft tissue in your joints which create a fluid that nourishes the cartilage as well as lubricates the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease of the synovium that will invade and damage a joint. It can lead to the destruction of both bones as well as cartilage inside the joint. The exact reason for the immune system’s attacks is yet unknown. But scientists have discovered genetic markers that double your risk of developing RA fivefold.

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

The symptoms of arthritis are,

  • Joint pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Redness of the skin around the joint

In RA, you may feel dizzy or endure a loss of appetite due to the inflammation the immune system’s activity causes. You may also become anaemic. Means, your red blood cell count decreases or you have a slight fever. Severe RA can cause joint deformity, if left untreated.

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Cura-Heat Arthritis Knee is a self-healing system that helps to deliver deep, comforting heat for up to 8 hours. It helps to provide heat therapy and works by increasing blood flow to the source of pain in your joints, to relieve the pain and aches associated with arthritis. It comprises activated carbon, iron and water which oxidise and generate heat after coming into contact with the oxygen in the air, to offer constant, comforting heat.