Cryotherapy for Arthritis
Inflammation and pain in a joint are symptoms of arthritis, a common illness.
Over 10 million people in the UK suffer from arthritis or other disorders that are comparable and damage the joints.
All ages, including children, are impacted by arthritis.
What is Arthritis?
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the 2 most common types of arthritis.
The most prevalent kind of arthritis in the UK, affecting approximately 9 million individuals, is osteoarthritis.
Most frequently, it strikes those in their mid-40s or older.
In addition, women and those with a family history of the illness are more likely to experience it.
However, it can happen at any age as a result of an accident or be linked to other joint-related diseases like gout or rheumatoid arthritis.
The smooth cartilage that lines the joint is initially impacted by osteoarthritis. Movement becomes more challenging than usual as a result, resulting in discomfort and stiffness.
The tendons and ligaments must work harder when the cartilage lining begins to deteriorate and become rougher.
Osteophytes, which are bone spurs, may occur as well as swelling.
Chronic cartilage loss can cause the bones to rub against one another, changing the form of the joint and displacing the bones from their natural positions.
The joints that are most frequently impacted are those in the:
Rheumatoid arthritis affects around 400,000 persons in the UK.
When a person is between 40 and 50 years old, it frequently begins. Women are three times as likely than men to be impacted.
The immune system of the body attacks the afflicted joints in rheumatoid arthritis, causing discomfort and swelling.
The first area to be impacted is the joint’s synovium, or outer coating.
This may then spread throughout the joint, causing more swelling and a change in the form of the joint. The bone and cartilage could deteriorate as a result of this.
Rheumatoid arthritis patients may also experience complications with various body organs and tissues.