Is Arthritis Really Scary?
Arthritis is a term often used to mean any disorder that affects joints. Symptoms generally include joint pain, stiffness, redness, warmth, and swelling. Due to calcified inflammation, a decreased range of motion of the affected joints is experienced. There are over 100 types of arthritis, the most common forms are osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis often occurs with age and affects the fingers, knees, and hips. Rheumatoid arthritis often affects the hands and feet.
When our body over acidifies (acidosis) due to chronic indigestion; inflammation; poor animal protein digestion; chronic stress and gut flora imbalances. Acidic fluids enter through the digestive lining into the body and blood to be expelled into interstitial and lymphatic fluids. There is an ongoing internal cleansing process, where the blood will get rid of toxins and waste into areas that hold more fluid, like between the joints and vertebrae where synovial fluids are found. Calcium and minerals are drawn from the bones to alkalize the acidity, which may result in calcification, lesions and spurs.
- Joint injuries. Injuries such as those that occur when playing sports or from an accident. Even injuries that occurred many years ago and seemingly healed can increase your risk of osteoarthritis.
- Repetitive movement. If your job includes tasks that place repetitive stress on a particular joint, that joint may eventually develop osteoarthritis.
- Obesity. Increased weight puts added stress on weight-bearing joints, such as your hips and knees. Getting arthritis is the Intelligent Response to deal with the inflammation and to strengthen the terrain.
- Bone deformities. Some people are born with malformed joints or defective cartilage, which can increase the risk of osteoarthritis.
- Other lifestyle conditions such as diabetes or what may be described as autoimmune disorders may increase your risk of expressing arthritis.
- Metabolic problems and gout (uric acid build-up) may contribute to arthritis as the crystal-like particles that develop in the joints result in spikes of joint pain.
- Genetics (although only 3 -7% of conditions are inherited). Lifestyle however plays a larger role in inflammatory conditions within our body than genetics.