Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Arthritis in the elderly*

Severe deformity due to Rheumatoid Arthritis

I see the elderly every day. There are many that are quite healthy and active, however, on the flip side, many are suffering tremendously with varied aches and pains. Many are not willing to do what is necessary to keep the joints going, but this is critical. Usually one of the popular culprits behind their suffering is osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is degenerative. It happens due to the breakdown of the tissue inside the joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. This is when your immune system, which usually fights infection, attacks the cells that line your joints, making them swollen, stiff and painful.
Contributory factors

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