Living with arthritis is a dilemma for majority of sufferers. With painful symptoms like stiffness, painful and creaky joints, swelling and restricted mobility, the disease lasts a lifetime. Many people mistakenly assume that arthritis is part of the ageing process and so they put up with it.

The fact, however, is people with arthritis lead painful, restricted lives because they choose to ignore symptoms during initial occurrence and do not to visit the doctor at the right time. In such cases arthritis can be disabling.

Upon diagnosis, well-guided treatment options in advancing orthopaedics guarantee great improvement in the quality of living, especially for the elderly. Sometimes the symptoms may be well-defined, sometimes vague. So, accurate diagnosis of the exact type of arthritis can be made by a thorough physical examination and a few tests.

Treatment options

The effectiveness of treatment is largely dependent on the patient carrying out the doctor’s directions. General options for arthritis may involve medications, arthritis-friendly exercises, joint protection techniques, natural remedies, pain relief techniques, changes in diet and nutrition, weight control, adapting to work habits and coping strategies.

Generally, patients get immediate relief by taking anti-inflammatory medicines. But this is not a wise option. Prolonged use of pain killers and other similar drugs have severe side-effects. There are other non-invasive ways to get relief. Natural ways are the best options as it is non-invasive way of treating the disease.

Painless therapy

One of the most-recent treatment techniques to help patients suffering from musculoskeletal disorders is Pulsating Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy. Without using drugs or surgery, this painless therapy approved by the European Union uses a patented technology, which mimics natural signals in order to activate and stimulate normal healing processes that lead to the growth and repair of tissues. This unique therapy harnesses the body’s ability to heal itself. Tremendous benefits are documented from the PEMF therapy, now also available in India. It helps patients reduce medication while offering absolutely no side effects.

PEMF is found to be effective on the spine, hip, hand, foot and the knee. It is also found to have bone healing protocols that produce end-result in non-union fractures and failed arthrodeses. Treatment with PEMF protocols also reduces time taken to heal the fracture.

The long list of treatable conditions under PEMP includes arthritis, back pain, bursitis, cervical arthritis, coxitis, osteo-arthritis, peri-arthritis, tendonitis, sciatica, fractures, delayed fractures, varicose veins, varicose ulcers, wound healing, diabetic ulcers, non-healing ulcers, and trauma wounds. Patients can resume complete mobility and carry on with their daily activities without restriction and guarantee great improvement in the quality of living.

While conventional methods like proper diet and exercising continue to keep the body going, non-invasive treatment options like the new technology PEMF provide effective solutions to pain.

People with arthritis need not lead painful, restricted lives. It is possible to relieve the pain and lead an arthritis-free life. What better way to shed the many misconceptions of arthritis on World Arthritis Day!