One of the biggest misconceptions today is about bones being made up of dead tissues. This is not true at all since they are as alive as other organs in our body. They are made up of cells, nerves, blood vessels and pain receptors and they can pain, a lot! If you have conditions such as stress fractures, certain cancers, arthritis, osteoporosis your bone can ache deep inside or hurt sharply on the surface.
World Arthritis Day was established by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) and is celebrated each year on 12th October to work toward increasing awareness of arthritis and other rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) worldwide. where efforts are taken to encourage people with RMDs, their families, and the general population to catch every opportunity to take action and make a difference to the quality of life of people with RMD.
A person suffering from arthritis has difficulty in walking even for half a kilometer, climbing, bending, kneeling, climbing stairs, lifting or pushing a heavy object, or grasping small objects. They also face difficulty in standing or sitting for more than two hours at a stretch. Incapability to participate in social activities and emotional challenges are other worries.
These lifestyle tips can greatly reduce your risk of developing some RMDs and also manage the existing condition better:
If your joint hurts and you are not too eager on exercising, remember that exercise not only keeps those joints strong and flexible, it also promises pain relief for a host of conditions, osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia.
Physician-recommended treatment for joint pain and stiffness can help keep your arthritis under control. You can also talk to your physician about adding these exercises to improve your condition: