Arthritis is inflammation of a joint. There are different diseases which can produce arthritis. In its most common and troubling forms, arthritis may occur in one or more joints of the body and is usually a long-term condition that may progressively disable and handicap if not treated properly.
Osteoarthritis, the most common form, affects an estimated 16 million people in the U.S., especially women; it is a usually mild, sometimes painful disease occurring primarily with advancing age, when degenerative changes alter the structure of the joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis is by far the most serious, painful, and potentially crippling form; it is chronic, is characterized by flare-ups and remissions, and affects one million in the U.S., mostly women, but even children. Rheumatoid arthritis attacks the joints primarily but may affect supporting connective tissues throughout the body, causing fever, weakness, fatigue, and deformity.
The cause is not known, but a hereditary predisposition and an environmental agent, such as a virus, are suspected. Inflammation of the joints can also be caused by gout, rheumatic fever, or ankylosing spondylitis, a disease affecting the spine.
In conventional medicine, pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids are used. Although these medicines can control the disease, it can not cure the disease.
Homeopathy has answer to this problem. Pain, stiffness and disability can significantly be reduced with proper medicatoion. Medicines does not contain any steroid and are completely safe. Alongwith medicines, exercise is also advisable.