Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis is a disease of the joints. It is a common disease that can affect people of all age groups. More often it is seen in women than men. Arthritis is characterized by swelling, stiffness, pain and reduced range of motion in joints. These symptoms are not permanent. They come and go and can range from mild to severe. People who are older are more prone to the disease. Arthritis may worsen over time causing difficulty in carrying out routine functions like climbing stairs or walking. At HPFY we have encapsulated products that make routine tasks easier for people with arthritis.Buy high quality products from best manufacturers like the Bsn Medical, Biotemper, Patterson Medical, Battle Creek and many more at HPFY.

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Types of Arthritis


It is the most common type of arthritis that causes the protective cartilage of joint to break down hampering the movement of the affected joint. This condition may cause bones to rub against each other directly causing chronic pain. Pain may also be due to the wearing out of other joint parts like the bone, synovium and ligaments. Pain intensity varies from person to person and the amount of damage caused.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Is an autoimmune disease in which the joints and other organs are attacked by the immune system itself. Normally the immune system works to protect the body from outside entities like bacteria and viruses but in case of autoimmune disorders like RA it becomes over active and starts attacking the healthy tissue. The main damage is caused to the synovium (lining of the joints). Persistent inflammation may cause the synovium to break down over time causing permanent damage.

Arthritis Treatment

In some cases arthritis can causes permanent changes in the joints of a person which can be seen in an X-ray test. Arthritis may also affect other organs in the body like the heart, eyes, lungs or kidneys. Arthritis cannot be cured but it can be controlled. Measures can be taken to preserve bone and joint function and mobility. Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for overall bone health. Hot and cold therapy is helpful in reducing inflammation. Thermophore Classic Moist Heat Pack can be used to ease out pain and improve circulation. Certain splints are designed to prevent degeneration of joints like the Rolyan Soft Hand Based Ulnar Deviation Insert for finger joints. Topical treatments can also be used to reduce pain and inflammation like the BioTemper Deep Penetrating Pain Relief Gel Pump. For knee pain which is very common in arthritis the FLA Orthopedics OA/Arthritis Knee Brace and many others can help immobilize the affected knee along with some compression until the pain subsides.