Discover These Arthritis Knee Pain Facts

By: Bob Alter

How to Read the Confusing Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis Knee Pain

If you are a very active person, maybe a former athlete or age has gotten the better of you in terms of weight you might be in the group that is very suspectible to arthritis knee pain. The confusion begins with the signs and symptoms of any type of joint pain. The specific knee pain symptoms you might be experiencing can be swelling, inflammation, point tenderness and stiffness.

If we have those signs and symptoms does that mean we have arthritis knee pain? Not necessarily. The best way to determine if you have arthritis or rhuematoid arthritis or even osteoarthritis is to have your blood tested. If you have been suffering for a while it is best to visit your doctor and find out.

Again, blood work can go a long way in helping you determine exactly what you have. Many of us, when pain lingers in our knees, we just mutter: I've got arthritis in my knee" but we really don't know. People who actually suffer from arthritis honestly can tell the difference between normal joint pains and arthritis joint pains.

Age Factors into Helping Sort out the confusion of knee pain:

Rheumatoid arthritis usually develops sooner than osteoarthritis, so you might want to take that into consideration. As you know, rhuematoid arthritis basically lost a couple of nuts along the way and starts attacking your body without any known cause.

Osteoarthritis on the other hand can be a direct result of the "old injury bug" that has been re-injured many times in your life. Heck it could be a meniscus that was torn when you were 18 years old and now that you are in your 40's that rubbing and irritation could lead to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis usually creaps in around the middle years and up.

Other factors that can lead to arthritis knee pain

*age
*genetics
*body weight
*diet-this is a biggy

This I know about arthritis knee pain. If you let it go long enough it will come back to bite you in the butt. Go see a doctor to determine if you have some loss objects floating around in your knee. It might require minor surgery to get it fixed and then you will be as good as new.

If not, they will have some answers for you and so do we.

Treatment for Arthritis Knee Pain

I know there are times when your knees really hurt when you are walking. Listen to your body and when the pain is present, do be bull headed and think you can fight through the pain. You will probably win, but in the long run the arthritis will win.

There are tons of exercises you can do to help increase the blood flow through your knees. We've listed many of them on the website. Follow those recommendations and I know your knees and heart will be thankful.

Weight loss: I know how hard it is to lose weight when you can do much physically. But you always have a good part of the day when you could be doing some type of physical exercise. Follow the Nike slogan and "Just Do It".

Changing your eating habits: Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamins/minerals and they have a cleansing effect which allows your body to begin repairing itself. Instead of grabbing a bag of potato chips, start grabbing a bag of carrots. You'll be surprised when your body begins to respond favorably.

Supplementation: I'm such a firm believer in supplementation because I am living proof it works. Supplementing with the proper vitamins, minerals, amino acids and digestive enzymes is critical to your overall health, weight loss and arthritis pain. On the site, we have two excellent options for you that are specific to arthritis and joint pain. I can give you the number to a place that we purchase liquid vitamins from. We have drank this formula since 1998 and we don't see a need to stop it. It works.

In all honesty, I truly believe your body will heal itself from the inside out if you give it the proper ingredients. Specific arthritis knee pain is a sign that should not be ignored. Listen to your body, follow up with some type of treatment and exercise and over time you will find yourself in much better shape, you will be much happier and in less pain.

You can beat arthritis knee pain.

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