Things to Know About Osteoarthritis

Do you have joint pain or stiffness in a joint? Have you noticed a loss of flexibility or your range of motion seems to be reduced? When you press on the affected area with your fingers is there tenderness or discomfort?  You might be showing signs of osteoarthritis.

When you’ve got joint damage, the result could be osteoarthritis. It’s common in older people since they have had lots of time to put repetitive stress on their joints. Joint damage can also be the result of poor posture, obesity and/or a past injury.

Treating Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis tends to happen to those who are over 50 and overweight with a history of injury, poor posture, diabetes or another type of arthritis. Generally, it’s more common in women, especially post-menopausal women. It can also run in families.

To reduce pain and swelling, people often resort to oral pain relievers like Tylenol or topical pain relievers including creams, gels or patches. They also attempt to lose some weight in order to put less stress on their joints. Getting a good night’s sleep can also lessen the problem.

Certain exercises as well as heat and cold therapy may be tried to alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis.

If you have osteoarthritis and you’ve “tried everything” to no avail, then there is an alternative way to deal with it… The Helen Foundation recommends Microdose Therapy™ as superior and safe for cortisone-responding diseases.

Microdose Therapy™ eliminates pain, fatigue and related inflammation symptoms in days from cortisone-responding diseases such as arthritis, asthma, dementia, fibromyalgia, MS, osteoarthritis and Parkinson’s disease.

The microdosing technique asks patients to only take hydrocortisone on the bad days of their inflammation, and not on the good ones. That’s what makes it unique.

Interested in learning more? Call The Helen Foundation at 480-734-8525.

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