Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease worldwide. This condition has
been written off as normal in the elderly when, in fact, it is not a normal part of the aging
process. Osteoarthritis primarily occurs in weight bearing joints that have improper
loads applied to them. More often than not, faulty biomechanics lead to either too much
joint motion wearing the joint away, or too little joint motion causing the joint to calcify.
There exists no therapy that reverses arthritis, but in many cases proper treatment has
shown to be effective in stopping its progression as well as eliminate its symptoms.
The term rheumatic refers to conditions in which the body's own immune system attacks
itself. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), immunoglobulin's (immune cells) attack the lining
of your joints. Typically, symptoms originate in the hands and then spread symmetrically
to other joints of the body. X-ray evaluation and a blood test verify the diagnosis of this
condition. Although there is no cur e to rheumatoid arthritis, therapy can reduce or even
eliminate the symptoms caused by it.