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What Are The Early Signs of Arthritis?

Arthritis is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a condition that causes inflammation and pain in the joints, which can lead to reduced mobility and overall quality of life. While arthritis can affect people of all ages, it is more common in older adults.

Early detection and treatment of arthritis can help to slow the progression of the disease and improve outcomes.

Here at Birch Pain & Spine Group we provide a wide range of natural and non-drug treatments to relieve arthritis pain, call us today to learn more about your options.

Common Causes of Arthritis

  • Age-related degeneration
  • Genetics and family history
  • Obesity and excess weight, which can put extra pressure on the joints
  • Joint injuries and trauma, including fractures and dislocations
  • Infections, which can cause inflammation in the joints
  • Autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, which cause the immune system to attack the joints
  • Metabolic disorders, such as gout, which cause the accumulation of uric acid in the joints
  • Environmental factors, such as exposure to toxins and pollution, which can contribute to the development of arthritis.

Here are some of the early signs of arthritis that you should be aware of:

  • Joint Pain: Joint pain is one of the most common early signs of arthritis. This pain can be mild or severe and can occur in any joint in the body.
  • Stiffness: Stiffness in the joints, especially in the morning or after periods of inactivity, can be an early sign of arthritis.
  • Reduced Range of Motion: Arthritis can cause a reduction in range of motion in the joints, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks.
  • Swelling: Arthritis can cause swelling in the joints, which can be painful and make it difficult to move the affected joint.
  • Warmth and Redness: Inflammation caused by arthritis can cause warmth and redness in the affected joint.
  • Fatigue: Arthritis can cause fatigue and a general feeling of being unwell.
  • Numbness or Tingling: Arthritis can cause numbness or tingling in the affected joint or surrounding areas.
  • Clicking or Popping: Arthritis can cause clicking or popping sounds in the affected joint.

It is important to note that early signs of arthritis can be easy to overlook or mistake for other conditions. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Arthritis is a common condition that can have a significant impact on overall health and wellbeing. By being aware of the early signs of arthritis, you can take steps to seek proper treatment and slow the progression of the disease.

If you or a loved one are suffering from arthritis in Tracy, Stockton, Modesto, Manteca, Livermore, or any nearby city, call us today at (209) 208-4182 to schedule a free consultation.

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