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What isOsteoarthritis?

Date Added: November 18, 2008 06:27:20 AM
Author: painrelief
Category: Health
Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) }/* Style Definitions */table.MsoNormalTable{mso-style-name:"Table Normal";mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;mso-style-noshow:yes;mso-style-parent:"";mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;mso-para-margin:0in;mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;mso-pagination:widow-orphan;font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:#0400;mso-fareast-language:#0400;mso-bidi-language:#0400;}Osteoarthritis, also known as a degenerative joint disease, can manifest as an inflammation of one, or several joints. It can affect any and all joints, including the hips, big toes, the neck, and the lower back and is the most common type of arthritis. Associated with a breakdown of cartilage in joints, it primarily shows up in the weight bearing joints of the hips, knees and spine. It doesn't affect other joints unless an injury of overuse of the joint has occurred.Most people over age 60 have Osteoarthritis to some degree,What are the symptoms of Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis symptoms are swollen and painful joints, soreness after inactivity or prolonged use, and fluid accumulation. Osteoarthritis can also develop in individuals who adopted repetitive movements in a certain joint. For example, footballers’ often develop Osteoarthritis in their knees while tennis players’ develop Osteoarthritis in the elbow. Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease that strikes the elderly because of its degenerative nature. In this way, it is unlike rheumatoid arthritis, which progresses rapidly in young adults. What causes Osteoarthritis? ´┐ŻA wearing down of the protective cartilage that rests between two adjoining bones causes Osteoarthritis, bringing intense soreness and discomfort. When this occurs, the joint becomes stiff and loses its elasticity. This makes it more susceptible to damage. As the cartilage deteriorates, tendons and ligaments stretch, causing pain. As the condition continues to deteriorate, the bones themselves may rub together exacerbating that pain. Finger and knees may become knobby as a result. Crystal deposits in the cartilage can also contribute to Osteoarthritis too, as it can create cartilage degradation. Heredity, obesity, and injury can all be risks factors for Osteoarthritis, but the disease can strike any of us at any time with very little warning. All races appear to be equally affected, and for a small group of sufferers, Osteoarthritis becomes debilitating, permanently altering the victim's quality of life.Will Painwave X4000 Help with Osteoarthritis? Yes! The Painwave can definitely aid suffers of Osteoarthritis, and is especially beneficial because it is non-invasive and drug free. Most suffers of this type of arthritis know that constantly taking pain killers can affect their daily way of life due to debilitating side effects. The Painwave X4000 is different because it does not ‘block’ pain signals to the brain, instead it works in concert with the body’s own bioelectromagnetic ecosystem. Painwave X4000 has absolutely no side effects and couldn't be easier to use! Simply take the unit in hand unit and move gently over the surface of the skin in a small circular motion. After a short period of time Painwave X4000 will be able to improve circulation as well as stimulate cell activity and lymphatic movements, all of which are beneficial in the relief of Osteoarthritis pain and other discomforts. In many cases, this stimulation will reduce or eliminate pain permanently. Note: The contents provided in this article are not intended for a self-diagnosis of Osteoarthritis. If you are experiencing symptoms of Osteoarthritis, seek attention from a medical professional, who can give you a full examination to determining the cause of your symptoms.
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