Treated Conditions / Musculoskeletal / Arthritis

Arthritis is a general term used to describe more than 100 chronic diseases of the joints, bones, and muscles. The two most common types of arthritis are osteo-arthritis, a wearing away of the cushioning cartilage in the joints, and rheumatoid arthritis, an auto-immune disease that causes painful and often disabling joint inflammation.

Arthritis also includes a range of diseases that affect the muscles, connective tissues, and organs, such as fibromyalgia, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoporosis, scleroderma, gout, and Lyme disease. Symptoms can range from pain and stiffness in a few joints to serious and severe damage to many joints and internal organs.

Arthritis is a generalized name for joint disease and has a number of causes, such as injury and repetitive use.

It usually occurs in persons over the age of 40 and is more common in women and people who are overweight.

It causes pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints and can be very disabling, especially when it occurs in the hips and knees. These symptoms may persist for many years. Conventional therapies may not be very effective or may have risks and side-effects.

Acupuncture has been used by people with arthritis for many years, because they find it helps with the pain, and improves the movement of the joints by easing stiffness and improving physical function. It also has the advantage of having negligible risks and side effects.

 

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