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Treatment Options and Practical Strategies to Combat Arthritis!

Robbie Adams May 11th 2018

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Arthritis The Common Enemy

Arthritis is more than the common aches and pains of getting older. Research and data collected has shown that 175 million children and adults diagnosed with arthritis around the world, the musculoskeletal disease painfully affects the joints of the body. Instead of being one universal joint pain and stiffness condition, there are more than 100 types of arthritis, including gout, lupus and psoriatic arthritis.

The treatment and research into arthritis is known as rheumatology. However, arthritis treatments extend beyond rheumatology also. Striking the right balance of treatments to best control your arthritis isn’t easy and often differs from person to person. Always consult your family healthcare professional before embarking on any medical remedies or procedures.

Medication:

There are two main families of drugs used by people with arthritis, and your doctor may prescribe a combination from each.

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First Set:

Drugs which control the symptoms of your disease. These are used to treat most types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and they alleviate specific symptoms such as pain, swelling and stiffness. They include painkillers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

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Second Set:

Drugs which affect the disease itself. These drugs affect the progression of the disease through, for instance, suppressing the immune system. These drugs include disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), like methotrexate and corticosteroids. They can also control symptoms. However like all medications, they carry the risk of side effects and a host of other potential issues. Always consult your health professional when taking any form of medication.

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Surgery: Many people with arthritis find that having surgery brings about a dramatic reduction in their pain, and an improvement in their mobility and quality of life. A wide range of types of surgery can help people with arthritis, from small procedures (such as operations to remove cysts or nodules), to major surgery (which includes total joint replacement). Surgery however also has its share of risks and should be discussed with your doctor.

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Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy plays an important role in treating arthritis by providing you with improved mobility, strength and flexibility.

Taking into consideration the general state of your health and arthritis, a treatment plan will be decided upon and agreed between you and your physiotherapist or healthcare professional on how to proceed.

Treatment and general advice may include exercise, hydrotherapy, mobilisation techniques, relaxation techniques, pain relief, TENS, splinting, walking aids and advice on posture.

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Complementary Therapies: As the name suggests, these types of therapies are designed to complement and work alongside conventional medicine and treatments. They concentrate on treating the whole person. Research and scientific data has demonstrated the benefits of complementary therapies working in tandem with conventional  medicine. You may be curious to know why many people living with arthritis are choosing to explore therapies like Cold Laser Therapy (LLLT), acupuncture, aromatherapy and reflexology, etc. and want to know whether you could benefit too.

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The Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy (LLLT): ‘Cold Laser Therapy’ or ‘Phototherapy’) is clinically proven to assist in the treatment of many conditions, including common non-inflammatory rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) (i.e. osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia) and inflammatory RMDs (i.e. rheumatoid arthritis). Laser therapy for pain is also proven to be highly effective in numerous case studies and medical journals.

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The technology utilizes super luminous and laser diodes to irradiate diseased or traumatized tissue with photons. These particles of energy are selectively absorbed by the cell membrane and intracellular molecules, resulting in the initiation of a cascade of complex physiological reactions. This leads to the restoration of normal cell structure and function.

Cold laser therapy or phototherapy is considered safe. It is non-invasive, painless and drug-free. There have been no reported adverse results or side effects using Laser Therapy.

BioFlex Laser Therapy (a form of Low Level Laser Therapy [LLLT], also known as ‘Cold Laser Therapy’ or ‘Phototherapy’) is approved by Health Canada, UL, CE and the FDA to treat many conditions, from sports and soft tissue injuries, to contusions and wound-healing. (*Please contact us for a list of approved indications for use, as applicable in your region.)

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For more information about Cold Laser Therapy (LLLT) and how it may help you with your arthritic pains:

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Resources:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/7621.php

https://www.arthritis.ca/about-arthritis/arthritis-types-(a-z)/types/rheumatoid-arthritis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2957068/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4909009/

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