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Although there are over 100 different types, the core complaint is the same in all arthritis patients...joint pain.
Arthritis refers to pain and stiffness around the joints. It is caused by inflammation in and around thoses joints. There are many types but the two mains ones are osteoarthritis (wear and tear) and rheumatoid arthritis (called an auto immune disease)
Most patients complain of the following:
Arthritis is caused by joint damage, it's what damages the joints that varies. Usually it's either just wear and tear (osteoarthritis) or the body's immune system attacking the joints (Rheumatoid)
Like any disease, even if there is no cure, there is almost always something you can do to manage it and take control. There are three main areas involved in the treatment of any disease:
For information on medicines and therapies relevant to Arthritis, make an appointment at Lynch's pharmacy, Douglas, Cork on 021-4366923.
Learn all about the drugs used to treat the disease and any complementary medicines or therapies proven to help. Equip yourself with the tools to manage the condition and not be managed by it.
Certain adjustments may be needed to get on with your life, and often, some simple tips and advice can go a long way to making these changes.
When you come to an Lynch's Pharmacy Arthritis clinic we give you the most appropriate information available to make your life easier and enable you to live with your condition.
Arthritis, a Comprehensive Overview- http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/arthritis/DS01122/DSECTION=causes
Arthritis, Information for patients http://www.cks.nhs.uk/patient_information_leaflet/arthritis#-460285
If you would like to know the latest treatment and management strategies, using conventional and scientifically backed complementary medicine and therapies, plus an assortment of helpful tips, hints and lifestyle remedies which will improve your overall quality of life, then call into our pharmacy and we'll be delighted to help.