What causes Arthritis and can you Cure it?

Millions of people suffer from joint aches and pains which eventually develops into arthritis for a lot of people. Sometimes we are genetically predisposed to getting this from our kin, but most of the time arthritis is a result of lifestyle choices.

If you’ve lived a life of excess for many years you’re likely to have some arthritis. Life of excess may be from partying and drinking for many years. Excessive sports, weight training or running. The cartilage wears down over time. Poor dietary choices for many years can also contribute to this disease process. No matter the cause there are treatments and understanding what causes arthritis can help you treat it.

Arthritis is not “curable” but it is highly treatable. There are inventions in your decision making for proper foods to eat as well as some medical therapies to reduce the pain and fight the inflammation.

What foods cause arthritis inflammation?

Repeated inflammation over a long period of time will lead to degenerative joint disease. What you put in your gut affects how your joints feel and function. Inflammatory foods should be avoided to reduce the pain and swelling of the joints. Also, just because you specifically don’t feel the pain/swelling it doesn’t mean it’s not there. Click here to read more about some of the most common foods that cause arthritis. Here is a quick list: sugar, aspartame, trans fats, saturated fats, omega-6 fatty acids, MSG, gluten and casein.

What medications reduce arthritis inflammation?

  • Anti-inflammatory pain reliever drugs (NSAIDs — such as aspirinibuprofen, or Celebrex)
  • Corticosteroids (such as prednisone)
  • Other medications* include chemotherapy drugs, disease modifying treatments, biologic therapy (stem cell therapy or PRP- Natural Therapies!), or narcotic pain relievers

Spinal decompression therapy and chiropractic are popular choices to help cope with aches and pains and to increase mobility. There’s a chiropractic instrument called the y-strap that might be worth looking into if you have DDD, arthritis or disc issues in the neck. To learn more or find a chiropractor that performs this popular adjustment visit ystrapchiropractors.com.