Inflammatory Arthritis - What you Should Know

By: Terry Edwards

Arthritis is a debilitating condition that unfortunately, is present in millions of people around the world. And although there are over 100 different types of arthritis, one of the worst is inflammatory arthritis. Here is a closer look at what you should know about this major health problem.

The root meaning of the word arthritis actually means "joint inflammation". As you may know whenever you injure a part of your body, whether inside or outside, the area becomes inflamed. It turns red, starts to swell up and then becomes warm to the touch. When this happens in a joint, it can easily become arthritic.

The joints in our body are all designed to give us the freedom of movement. Whether it is a ball and sockets that is in our shoulders, or hinges like we have in our fingers, etc. Whenever we injure or wear out so to speak, one of these joints, inflammatory arthritis can set in.

Another thing that brigs on arthritis is not with an injury, but simply wearing out the cartilage that surround our joints. When the cartilage is destroyed, whatever bones are surrounding it will begin to rub together.

It immediately begins to become inflamed and produces a lot of pain as well.

After that, our body will often begin to produce extra fluids in the area and cause inflammatory arthritis. In some cases if this fluid continues to produce inflammatory cells, it can cause permanent damage.

Eating certain types of foods can actually cause inflammatory arthritis to get worse. You can reduce the symptoms by reducing foods in your diet like:

-Red meat

-Milk and other dairy products

-Corn and other corn depravities

-Egg yolks

-Gluten

-Coffee

-Sugar

-Tomatoes

-Peppers

Eating foods like fresh vegetables, fruits and grains will help improve the condition. Vitamins and supplements containing fatty acids will also help, in significantly reducing the painful symptoms.

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