If you have been experiencing stiff joints, regular pain in your knees, arms, fingers, and redness or swelling around, these could be the signs of Arthritis and should not be taken casually.
12th October is observed as the awareness day to Arthritis, a second most common rheumatologic problem that can actually affect the quality of your life, and overall well-being. You will be surprised to know that around 40% Indians are suffering from mild to serious form of joint pains, which can eventually lead to arthritis.
It is Preventable & Can be Cured too
There is a lot of misunderstanding about this ailment, which is generally related to either obesity, or aging bones and body. But these are not just the two factors, there is a lot more to it and therefore, it is extremely important to go for regular check-ups, and get the diagnosis done in time. According to the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in the USA, it showed that obese women were nearly four times more likely to have osteoarthritis – a kind of arthritis.
There are several other modifiable and non-modifiable are associated with arthritis, and doctors usually recommend to exercise regularly. “If you exercise, at least there is some precaution that you are taking, and nothing can be as safest as exercise, ” says fitness expert Malvika Awasthi from Chennai. She advises cycling , or simple walk, especially during pandemic. “Step out at a time when there is least number of people in your locality parks.”