World Arthritis Day 2021
On 12th October, World Arthritis day is celebrated across the world. This day is done to spread awareness about this serious bone-related disease among people. Many programs are also organized on this day, in which programs are designed according to the theme of World Arthritis Day.
Today, we will know about Various Facts & Myths Related to Arthritis on World Arthritis Day 2021 , which everyone should know about.
Myth 1: Arthritis occurs only in old age
Fact: Arthritis is usually common in the elderly, but it can strike people at any age. Rheumatoid arthritis tends to be present in people aged 20-40 years.
Myth 2: If your joints hurt, it’s arthritis.
Truth: That’s not true. Not all joint pain is a sign of arthritis, and not all joint pain is a sign that it may lead to arthritis. There are various other causes of joint pain that includes injuries, bursitis, and tendinitis.
Myth 3: People with arthritis should not exercise.
Fact: Exercise isn’t usually an activity people with arthritis should avoid, although they should talk to their doctor before starting a workout. Moreover, it can help in motion and providing the strength of joints. Exercise should be done even if you have arthritis. People who have arthritis and exercise daily, have less pain, more energy, sleep better and get better work done throughout the day.
Myth 4: Hot compresses are better than cold for joint pain
Truth: That’s not true. Both cold and hot compresses provide relief to the joints. Cold compresses can help reduce joint swelling and pain. People should use hot compresses before exercising, when the joints are stiff and when they are in pain. Cold compresses can also relieve pain, but they can also provide relief when there is swelling in the joints, especially if the swelling has occurred after a lot of work.
Myth 5: Arthritis cannot be prevented
Fact: It is not possible to prevent every case of arthritis, as some risk factors, such as increasing age, cannot be changed. However, people can eliminate or reduce certain risk factors to prevent the onset of arthritis or slow its progression. For example, people who are overweight have an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis of the knee. Maintaining a weight consistent with your height can reduce your risk of arthritis. Smoking and tobacco are also associated with an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Therefore, quitting smoking will only benefit your health.
Myth 6: Once you get gout, you won’t be able to do anything
Fact: Although there is often no cure for the disease, its course varies depending on the type of arthritis. There are medications available for many types of arthritis, which reduce the symptoms of the disease and may also help slow its progression. In addition, people can slow the progression of some types of arthritis by making some lifestyle changes, such as maintaining the right weight, quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, and getting enough sleep.
Myth 7: Climate Change Can Make Arthritis Worse
Fact: It has been consistently claimed that rain and damp weather make the symptoms of arthritis worse. However, this is not true, the weather does not affect everyone who suffers from arthritis.
Despite advances in the medical field, we still have a lot to learn and learn about arthritis. However, we do know that by exercising and maintaining a nutritious, balanced diet, we can reduce the risk of some types of arthritis and slow their progression.
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