- What is arthritis?
The term arthritis means joint inflammation (“Arthur-” means joint; “-itis” means inflammation). This problem usually affects the area around the joints such as tendons and muscles. It might also affect other body parts, such as the skin and internal organs. Most of the types of arthritis are primarily chronic and they last for a lifetime.
- Can it cause numbness?
One of the symptoms is numbness. The numbness is in the arm then it is referred to as the issue of nerve irritation in the neck. To avoid this problem, you should not turn or bend as it might increase the issue. If the nerve irritation gets severe, then the arm and hand become very weak.
- Will Cracking Knuckles cause this problem?
There is no evidence that cracking knuckles can cause this problem. But repeated injury of the joint can increase problems which results in swelling, and it can injure the cartilage and this will lead to joint disease.
- What are the symptoms?
As they are of different types so they have different symptoms. Pain and stiffness, which can be in and around one or more joints, are common symptoms. Depending on its type, symptoms can gradually over time or develop suddenly. Sometimes the symptoms may come and go or stay for a long time.
- What are the causes?
This problem has more than 100 types, most of which are unknown as there are different types, so the causes are also different. Some of the reasons which are found include a genetic factor, lifestyle changes, and may be due to some previous injury.
- How to prevent this issue?
The risk of getting some types of problems can be reduced by changing risk factors which you can control. Risk factors you can prevent are being overweight, obesity, joint injuries, and smoking.
- How it is diagnosed?
The doctor will provide a diagnosis based on your medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests, which include blood tests and X-rays. Early diagnosis is necessary for successful treatment outcomes, so if you feel you are suffering the symptoms, you must speak to the doctor as soon as possible to obtain a diagnosis and get arthritis treatment.
- Can I do an exercise on this issue?
Light physical activity helps to reduce pain as well as stiffness. Physical activity will give you more energy, and you will generally feel better. Consider activities that will leave a very low impact on joints, such as walking, swimming, riding a bike, gardening, and dancing.