ARTHRITIS: “Arthros” means joint, “itis” means inflammation. Arthritis is therefore defined as the inflammation of one or more joints. This is a common issue that is faced today by both men and women. Women suffer a higher risk of suffering from bone health issues, osteoporosis, and arthritis. The hormone fluctuations due to pregnancy and menopause make them more susceptible towards the same. It is estimated that at least 1 in 5 people suffers from chronic joint pains in or above 40 Yrs of age. It is important for us to be aware and take the precautions so that we can prevent all issues.
Causes of Arthritis:
Additional causes of Arthritis
Risk factors leading to arthritis :
Nonmodifiable: These are uncontrollable factors responsible for arthritis. It is important for us to analyse your risk due to a family or genetic history so that you can be informed and prepared from the beginning.
Modifiable: These are factors that can be handled by an individual. They are dependent on the lifestyle and the way a person lives. You can increase your physical activity and include healthy eating habits to decrease and manage your risk.
Sign and symptoms of Arthritis :
How does exercises help in managing the risk of Arthritis?
Stiffness, pain, and swelling may reduce the range of motion of the joint. Due to this, we avoid any physical activities which further lead to muscle loss or excessive weight gain. But it is important to know the right kind of exercises so that you can keep your range of motion open.
Exercises during Arthritis can help to:
Exercises recommended for Arthritis:
Range of motion exercises
Types of strengthening exercises