Treatment recommendation for Arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common conditions seen in the medical world today.  It can affect one or multiple joints in your body, with thousands of people experiencing some form of arthritis during their life.

Our joints are the hinges allowing us to move in different planes and to accomplish our everyday tasks. You have used your joints multiple times today whether you have run a marathon this morning, cycled through the forest, climbed the highest mountain or just got out of bed to start the day.

Joints are the structures in our bodies at which two parts of the skeleton (bones) are fitted together, consisting of many structures including ligaments and cartilage. Some of our joints, such as the knee joint, are subjected to great amounts of pressure and shock when we move about.  Others, for example the shoulder and finger joints, are subjected to great amounts of movement and sometimes across multiple axial planes.  We are often not even aware of the pressure and movement that goes through our joints, with the cartilage in our joints serving as a shock and pressure absorber.  

When the amount of normal cartilage decreases in the joint, as a result of wear and tear or injury, we can then experience pain and inflammation in the joint.  This is known as osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is chronic inflammation in multiple joints. Arthritis causes pain, inflammation swelling and stiffness to the joints, leading to less movement at the joint and a loss in range of motion and therefore mobility. It is therefore very important to treat this condition as effectively as possible.

People who have experienced any form of arthritis will know that the pain and inflammation can often cause these joints to feel hot and very tender. Although many treatments are available in the form of oral medication, it is not always feasible to take these medicines every day. Alternative therapies can include massage and acupuncture to bring about relief. 

For someone suffering with arthritis, self-treatment is important as it can flair up at any moment. Apart from a healthy diet and regular physical activity (both of which are highly recommended), there are also suitable products on the market, including multiple topical treatments, able to assist with self-treatment. One of the products we highly  recommend is Deep Freeze Cold Gel, especially for when the pain and inflammation flairs up in affected joints. 

Deep Freeze Cold Gel works in a few ways. Firstly, it brings a cooling effect to the warm affected joint that brings about a decrease in pain (due to the cooling effect). When Deep Freeze Cold Gel is applied, it causes vasoconstriction at the area of application, leading to a decrease in swelling. One of the big advantages of Deep Freeze Cold Gel is that the stroking motion used to apply it will also assist in the decrease of any swelling. In turn, this all leads to less stiffness and subsequently more mobility in the affected joints. Another advantage of Deep Freeze Cold Gel is that it is applied directly to the affected joint, thus bringing instant relief exactly where needed. 

We highly recommend that anyone experiencing any form of arthritic pain keeps some Deep Freeze Cold Gel close at home. It is a great addition to any other self-medication strategies.

Deep Freeze Cold Gel is available at most leading pharmacies without prescription.

Article written by EPT – The Ultimate Sports Recovery Experts