what does arthritis feel like

What Does Arthritis Feel Like?

what does arthritis feel like

Nearly 40 million Americans or one in every seven people have arthritis. It can affect people of all ages, but it most often comes on as a person gets older. Arthritis usually causes stiffness, pain, and fatigue. The severity can vary from person to person and even from day to day. For some people, only a few joints are affected and the impact may be small. In other people, the entire body system may be affected. The joints of the body are the location of much of the pain in arthritis. Many types of arthritis show signs of joint inflammation: swelling, stiffness, tenderness, redness, or warmth. These joint symptoms may be accompanied by weight loss, fever, or weakness.

Is it Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

When these symptoms last for more than a few weeks, inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be the cause. RA is an inflammatory condition in which your immune system attacks the tissues in your joints. It causes pain and stiffness that worsen over several weeks or a few months. And joint pain isn’t always the first sign of rheumatoid arthritis. Sometimes the pain begins with flu-like symptoms of fatigue, fever, weakness, and minor joint aches. RA is a common type of arthritis that causes symptoms such as misshapen finger joints, pain, and stiffness. 

Degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. OA is when the joints experience wear-and-tear as you age. This causes swelling and inflammation in the joints. Pain from OA will exhibit itself as stiffness, burning, swelling, inflammation, or a stuck feeling in the joint.  If you have osteoarthritis, you can take steps to protect your joints, reduce discomfort, and improve mobility. There are also preventative measures that can be taken to delay the onset of OA.

Mild morning stiffness is common in OA and often goes away after just a few minutes of activity. Sometimes people with OA also notice the same type of stiffness during the day after resting their joints for an hour or so. In RA, however, morning stiffness doesn’t begin to improve for an hour or longer. Occasionally, prolonged joint stiffness in the morning is the first symptom of RA.

How Does Arthritis Feel?

Many things affect how your joints and muscles feel. Pain may be caused by swelling, joint damage, muscle tightness, or spasms. Muscles hurt after doing exercise or activities you aren’t used to. Sometimes when the joint is damaged simple activities stress the joint.

It is healthy for you to keep active and move your joints. If you do not move a joint regularly, the muscles around it weaken and/or become tight. The joint can stiffen or even freeze. When you do try to move the joint and muscles hurt because they have been still for so long. Arthritis can make it hard to do the movements you rely on every day for work or taking care of your family.

Other arthritis symptoms may include pain and swelling in the hand and toes, and a reduced range of motion in these affected joints. The fingers or toes may look swollen or thick. Some people may experience changes in the nails, such as small indents or discoloration. Some people may also notice crepitus. This is the cracking sensations that occur as the joints move.

Relief for Arthritis

  • Applying heat to soothe and relax the joints.
  • Applying ice packs may help reduce inflammation and pain.
  • over-the-counter pain relievers can bring short term relief to help reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Using a joint pain cream like Flexcin’s Motion Lotion can bring relief.
  • Exercise and stretching are also an essential part of arthritis treatment. Low impact exercises, such as swimming and cycling, can help improve strength and flexibility in the joints.
  • Your doctor may also recommend low impact exercises near the affected joints.
  • Surgery may be a treatment option if the symptoms are leading to deformity. 
  • Taking an effective joint supplement can help heal the joint and reduce pain.

Joint supplements can help to increase joint mobility, reduce inflammation, support cartilage repair, decrease stiffness, and stimulate lubricating fluids in the joints. 

How Flexcin May Help 

With powerful ingredients like cetyl myristoleate (CM8) and more traditional anti-inflammation ingredients like glucosamine, MSM, bromelain, and Collagen, Flexcin is an effective supplement that may help with mobility, inflammation, and prevent further joint degeneration. Flexcin Motion Lotion is a topical cream that may be safely used to provide relief for symptoms of arthritis due to joint pain.

At Flexcin we have been making all-natural joint care supplements since the year 2000, and have helped thousands of people find an alternative relief to their joint issues. We provide US-made supplements with powerful ingredients used as alternatives to decreasing swelling and rebuilding damaged tissue. And, we offer it at a no-risk 90-day trial. If you try Flexcin and are unsatisfied with the results after taking it for three months, simply return the empty bottles for a full refund less shipping and handling.

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