What is arthritis and how to relieve pain

The Big ‘A’ and related pain relief

Arthritis is a broad scope medical term used for pain and inflammation experienced in the joints (single or multiple) of the body. When arthritis occurs in joints, it causes pain and the swelling of these joints that leads to a decrease in mobility of the joint with resulting stiffness and loss in range of motion.  Joints that cannot move the way they are supposed to can be very debilitating for both young and old alike.

There are many different types of arthritis.  Its many causes can include wear and tear, infections and underlying disease.

Inside each joint there is a firm but flexible connective tissue layer called cartilage. It serves as a ‘shock absorber’ that absorbs pressure when we move and place stress on the joints.  When the normal cartilage tissue in our joints decrease, it can cause some form of arthritis – the wear and tear of life. This is referred to as Osteoarthritis ‐ one of the most common forms of arthritis. The other well-known form of arthritis is Rheumatoid Arthritis.  This occurs when there is chronic inflammation in the many joints including hand and feet joints.

Since many people experience some form of arthritis during their life span, and as it can be so debilitating, it is key to have effective treatment strategies.  These consists of selfcare, as well as therapy and medicine.

People suffering from arthritis need to be diligent in looking after their own health. A healthy lifestyle that includes physical exercise, weight loss if needed, healthy eating habits, heat pads and cold packs will assist in the management of arthritis and its associated pain. Therapies that have proven to assist pain management includes hydrotherapy, massage therapy and stretching.  

The use of certain oral medication such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, other analgesic drugs and steroidal drugs may be needed to decrease pain and inflammation. We highly recommend Deep Relief when considering treatment for  arthritic related pain.  Deep Relief contains Ibuprofen that is classified as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and is used in the treatment of pain and inflammation. 

The advantage of using Deep Relief is that it is applied directly to the affected area and is thus absorbed exactly where most needed without first having to pass through the digestive system.

Available in a tube for easy application, Deep Relief can be applied either by a qualified therapist, during or after a  massage therapy session, or be kept handy for self-application when the pain and inflammation in the joints flare up without warning.  Deep Relief also contains menthol, bringing a cooling effect to the inflamed joints and thus providing a dual action when applied ‐ pain and inflammation reduction together with a cooling effect for the warm inflamed joints.

Should you, or anyone you know, suffer from arthritis, we highly recommend keeping a tube of Deep Relief Ibuprofen Gel handy. Deep Relief Ibuprofen Gel is available from most leading pharmacies, without prescription. 

Article written by EPT – The Ultimate Sports Recovery Experts