Facts and Myths About Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition of inflamed bones. This condition can affect either one or multiple joints in a person’s body. Out of the several types of arthritis, the two most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. However, the myths around arthritis have been misleading people about this commonly prevailing disease. These myths range from its treatment, to onset age to the symptoms of arthritis. The physicians who participate in the Texas Health Spine and Orthopedic Center referral line treat patients with arthritis on a daily basis. Let’s take a look at some of the most common myths and the truths behind them.

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1. Arthritis is not a young man’s disease

While the condition is more common among older people, the truth is that even young adults and children have been diagnosed with arthritis. What’s even more surprising is that according to arthritis.org around 300,000 children in total, including infants, have arthritis or a rheumatic condition.

2. Arthritis is incurable

Many believe that once diagnosed with this disease there is nothing that can be done. Such beliefs come from lack of awareness as there are many things that can help make arthritis less problematic. A few lifestyle modifications such as getting a healthy amount of sleep, staying active and losing weight can help minimize pain caused by arthritis. Besides this, there are several effective medications that can help, too.

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3. Diet is not a concern

The food one eats can have a major impact on their health. In fact those who are diagnosed with arthritis should keep a tab on their diet, even more, because they are more likely to develop conditions such as heart problems or type 2 diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with arthritis then you may want to consider including lean meat, fish, vegetables, flax seeds, olive oils and other such healthy items in your diet.

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Last Few Words

We hope this blog helped clear up a few of your doubts about arthritis and now you are in a position to make better decisions about it. If you are experiencing chronic pain or any other symptoms do not delay in scheduling time with a physician.  Early diagnosis is key in getting a handle on arthritis pain. If you have been facing symptoms of arthritis, we can help you find an orthopedic doctor in Plano for treatment of your arthritis pain. Visit our website or simply call 1-888-608-4762.

Disclaimer: Physicians who are members of the referral program practice independently and are not employees or agents of Texas Health Spine and Orthopedic Center