Health care experts tell us arthritis is a broad term that describes painful
complications with our joints, ligaments, tendons and those muscles near
our joints. There are three main forms of arthritis which make up most
cases of arthritis pain in Australia. These forms of arthritis are
osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.
Arthritis Pain Facts
Statistics show arthritis is the major cause of disability and chronic pain in
Australia. In fact, the latest research shows that nearly one in five
Australians suffers with arthritis pain. In 2009, nearly 4 million Australians
had arthritis. This also included 2.4 million Australians aged between 15
to 64 years of age.
Sadly, arthritic joint conditions are more prevalent among females. In
fact, more than two million women, which are about 19.9 per cent of
Australian women and 1.8 million males or about 17.1 per cent of
Australian men, are estimated to suffer with arthritis. Arthritis and
degenerative joint pain problems generally increase with age. It is
estimated that half of all Australians aged over 80 suffer with some form
of arthritis pain.
A recent medical health report compiled by Arthritis Australia predicts
that by 2050, seven million Australians will suffer with some form of
arthritis pain. Further, osteoarthritis is expected to remain our most
prevalent arthritic condition, while the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis
is expected to increase to 9 million in 2050. At present, there are no
cures for arthritis, however, far infrared offers a safe, natural treatment
option to help ease joint pain and stiffness.
How Can I Care For My Arthritic Joints
Far infrared therapy is a very useful tool to assist relieve arthritis pain,
improve joint mobility and naturally help ease stiffness. Thermomedic
compression joint supports, with far infrared, improve circulation to ease
inflammation. Importantly, Thermomedic far infrared joint supports are a
medication-free arthritis treatment making them an ideal adjunct to other
9 Tips For Living Better With Arthritis Pain
Doctors tell us the more proactive you are in caring for your arthritis, the
less joint pain, stiffness and permanent disability you are likely to
experience as you age. Clinical studies show the following 9 health care
tips can help you enjoy a better lifestyle, even with arthritic joint disease:
~ Find out as much as possible about your arthritic joint disease
~ Regularly consult with your health care professional for personal advice
~ Protect and support your sore, arthritis joints to prevent permanent
~ Explore natural arthritis treatment options to help ease your arthritis
~ Stay active and enjoy regular, gentle exercise most days
~ Learn techniques to help manage your pain
~ Accept that arthritis can impact upon your lifestyle
~ Ensure your diet is arthritis friendly as we know good food choices
~ Balance your life to ensure adequate rest and relaxation.
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