Do I have Arthritis? .This question rings a bell in all the individuals who are gripped with joint pain. Joint pain comes in different forms and goes away leaving different problems. Most of the times people are unable to diagnose the right cause of joint pain. There are two main reasons for being left out in making the right diagnosis-
- Not able to distinguish the area of pain and thus followed up symptoms
- Lack of seriousness towards health
Addressing these two reasons doesn’t seem a superman task. It definitely needs a right approach and a healthy conscious mind. So let’s try to shed some light on the first reason. Make yourself clear of the symptoms of Arthritis.
So, the symptoms of arthritis are as follows-
- Pain, Stiffness and swelling in joints
- Joint redness
- Tender and weak joints
- Difficulty moving a joint or doing daily activities
- Decreased range of motion
What Arthritis Pain feels like?
Well, the above symptoms of arthritis clearly define arthritis pain. Occasional aches and pains are common as you age because there is natural degeneration of joints that is taking place as you are aging. But if a persistent joint pain and stiffness annoys you- that’s your take as constant nagging pain associated with joint stiffness is a strong sign of arthritis.
Diagnosing Arthritis is a tricky affair!!!
Diagnosing Arthritis is indeed a tricky affair. Many people even after noting the symptoms of Arthritis are not comfortable discussing with their health practitioner. The other majority of people accept joint pain as normal process of ageing without looking into arthritis beyond joint pain. Woah…here comes the second reason lack of seriousness towards health..See the starting of the blog. Probably you are just compromising your health by taking it that easy.
Another glitch is that younger generation feels Arthritis cannot take hold of joints. But don’t be surprised to know that Arthritis doesn’t spare children and young fellas sometimes. For details read- Young Age and Arthritis.
When to see a doctor for Arthritis?
Diagnosing Arthritis should be your priority whether you are young or old. Without any qualms and worries book your appointment with the doctor if you have the following problems-
- Joint pain arthritis symptoms persist more than 3 days in a continuity
- Frequent Joint pain episodes in a month
How to find if your joint pain is Arthritis?
Arthritis is not a single disease but a group of more than 100 diseases and related conditions. If your symptoms directly relate to conditions of budding Arthritis, the first right step is go to doctor and get the right treatment and management plan for your situation. So the best treatment for Arthritis starts by diagnosing the right cause of Arthritis and only a doctor can make out type of arthritis you are suffering from.
Don’t neglect joint health as it is very important. As soon as you are diagnosed with a particular kind of arthritis, start the treatment as soon as possible.
How you diagnosed Arthritis? Looking forward to read your Arthritis diagnosing stories.
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