Arthritis – Herbal Therapy – Toronto Herbal Therapist – Spinal Cord Injury – Back Injuries

Arthritis (from Greek arthro and itis) literally means joint inflammation. Arthritis consists of over 100 forms, the most common being osteoarthritis which is a result of trauma to the join, infection of the joint or natural aging. Sufferers of arthritis note that the joint pain is their biggest complaint.

The pain from arthritis is often due to inflammation that occurs around the joint daily wear and tear of the joint muscle strains caused by forceful movements against stiff, painful joints and fatigue. There consists of many diseases where joint pain is the main feature. Otherwise, the joint paint can be a symptom of other diseases, thus the arthritis is considered to be secondary to the main disease.

Common symptoms for arthritis disorders include: varied levels of pain, swelling, joint stiffness, and sometimes a constant ache around the joint. Arthritis is also one of the most common causes of disability. Some arthritic disorders can have an external effect on other organs, which may result in: the inability to use a hand or leg, malaise and fatigue, fever, weight loss, lack of sleep, muscle aches and pains, tenderness and difficulty of moving the joint.

Although arthritis causes pain which deters physical activity, it is important for the patient to not limit their physical activity to avoid the risks of: muscle weakness, loss of flexibility and decreased aerobic fitness. Arthritis can also deter the patient away from their normal social life, perhaps leading to a decreased involvement with his/her family and friends.

Medical doctors have no cure for arthritis. They just prescribe drugs to the patient that has more negative than positive effects (due to side effects). But wait! There still is hope as there is a natural cure for arthritis. Contact Raif Emini,  Licensed Holistic Practitioner, Master of Alternative Medicine, PhD. in Natural Medicine for more information.