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Living with Arthritis?

Updated on March 21, 2013

What is Arthritis, in a layman's term?

Arthritis is an autoimmune disease which when strikes; can make us realize the importance of each and every limb that makes us move. In this disease the joints get inflamed and that puts pressure on the muscles surrounding it, which causes pain and stiffness to move around.

What do Experts say?

Experts say that if you continue to move your affected joints eventually, as the day passes; the stiffness and pain will decrease and as the sun sets; the body kind of starts to co-operate with you and one does not have to think before moving, "is this move going to hurt me?"

The Downturn of an Arthritis patient as the Sun Sets?

But, the tragedy of the whole scenario is that the sun has set and eventually we will have to get into bed for a new day.

Alas, the next morning the whole saga starts. Stiffness and pain!

An Arthritis patient loves to wish Good Evening, wonder why?

A person who has been struck with Arthritis learns to say, "GOOD EVENING" in a pleasant manner rather than, "GOOD MORNING". Each morning of this patient is full of stiffness and pain and how can it be a GOOD morning then!

Living with Arthritis is a challenge 'cause if not treated well; could cause disability. The cartilage of the joints if stay swollen for long can erode thus, causing the joint-to-joint friction to hurt even more and eventually could lead to a joint replacement.

After effects of Joint Replacement?

With advancement of science and technology sure, joint replacement is becoming easier to perform by a doctor and many options are being given to the patient of what kind of ball bearing to put into their body for the joint to move smoothly. Alas, the after effects of man getting the joint replacement are usually not comfortable and he/she has been complaining of some other side effects.

As experts usually quote that the presence of any foreign substance in our body can definitely cause a concern by the body and can show discomfort or concern. Various joint replacement patients have seen the same.

Some pointers to ponder upon?

Experts also say that replacement is better with age and if the patient is young he/she has better chances to recover but, since the joint can last only for 10 years if, a young patient does get replacement how, many years will she/he survive before going in for another surgery?

Sure, life will be much better than without a particular joint replacement but, at times; the side effects can be so overwhelming as well.

As truly said; that Health is Wealth. We have to look after ourselves and be careful NOT to absorb STRESS in our lives since, that can do "wonderful" effects to our health which can be noticed after a couple of years.

The rise in autoimmune diseases is a BIG example of the stress level in our lives. We have let stress come and sit around us which eventually engulfs us and we see our body react to various diseases which are prevail ant in abundance around us, such as Arthritis, various forms of Cancer etc.

Below hub talks about how we can prevent our body from reacting within ourselves by following a simple formula!


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    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Carol,

      Sorry to hear about it. I love your sense of humor though..I pray and hope that you don't need a replacement so, that you could spare the bacons...LOL

      Thanks for stopping by.

    • Field-Of-Flowers profile image


      7 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Ruchira thanks for sharing this information with everyone. I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis among other auto-immune diseases as well. I just take one day at a time. I haven't had any joints replaced and I hope I don't have to in the future. With my luck, instead of getting a pigs valve like some do in heart surgery, I'd get a pigs joint and have a craving for bacon the rest of my life! lol Very well written and you have my votes!

      Have a great day and God bless! :-)

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Thank you Rajan for your precious feedback. Appreciate it!

      Even with science so advanced, we can get our body repaired from these auto-immune diseases but alas cannot train our body to accept the foreign substance in the body thus, the side-effects.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      8 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      I totally agree with you Ruchira that it's only the person who suffers from arthritis for whom the evening is good rather than the morning.

      People who have got their joints replaced are not fully comfortable with the new joints because sitting crosslegged is impossible in most cases that I've seen .

      Nicely written hub with nice links. Thanks for the info.

      voted up.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      thank you once again ubanichijioke for your precious comment :)

      unfortunately wealth cannot be earned if no health :( thus, gotta take care of it!!

    • ubanichijioke profile image

      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      8 years ago from Lagos

      Well said 'health is wealth' we need to take good care of our body and go for treatment when necessary. This hub proved useful. Voted useful and interesting

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Hi Acaetnna...I am glad that you are not a victim of this disease. It sure is a painful one :(

      Wishing you happiness!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

    • acaetnna profile image


      8 years ago from Guildford

      This is so informative. I know several people who suffer from arthritis, thankfully at the moment I do not.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      @always exploring...I am glad to know that your sister is doing well. Wishing her happy moving!!

      Thanks for stopping by...always a pleasure to read your insights...Cheers!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      @ Amanda...Oh Woman...sorry to hear that and I wish you lots of happiness and strength to endure this pain. I can understand since; I go through it myself :(

      Thanks for sharing you input...appreciated it!

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      8 years ago

      I am suffering from Arthritis and the turmoil is too much to handle esp when mornings are so stiff and have to take care of kid and work...gosh!

      Well is good evening for me rather than good morning.

      thanks for sharing this useful yet discreet information about arthritis.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Very useful article. I'm lucky, i don't have arthritis. My Sister had a knee replacement and is doing remarkably well. Thank you for a very informative Hub.


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