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- On February 8, 2011
- arthritis, arthritis pain, AZ Pain Centers, gout arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
It’s no secret to any person with arthritis that pain comes with the territory. But what makes arthritis so painful? Here is a list of a few contributing factors:
- Arthritis causes painful inflammation (swelling) of the joints.
- Arthritis — over time — damages joint tissue, causing additional pain.
- Arthritis leads to a feeling of fatigue, which makes pain feel worse and more difficult to manage.
- Arthritis can lead to symptoms of stress or depression, making you focus more on pain and lament not being able to do the things you once enjoyed.
Arthritis is the name for a fairly large group of conditions involving joint damage and pain. There are many different causes of arthritis but the most common are the three listed below.
Osteoarthritis (OA), also called degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is usually caused by trauma, although there is some evidence of a genetic factor. The most common type of arthritis and the leading cause of chronic disability in the United States, osteoarthritis can also be caused by joint infection. In addition, the risk of osteoarthritis increases with age.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that causes joint inflammation and damage along with anemia. The causes of rheumatoid arthritis are not known, though it is significantly more common in women, cigarette smokers, and Native Americans. It is also linked to the inherited tissue type major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigen HLA-DR4.
Gout arthritis is caused by the buildup of uric acid in the joints. It may be a primary syndrome or secondary to conditions including diabetes, hemolytic anemia, hypertension, leukemia, metabolic syndrome, and renal disorders. Primary gout can be caused by a diet high in protein, fat, and alcohol, or by chronic lead poisoning.
At Catalyst Pain Solutions, we see patients everyday that suffer from the various forms of arthritis. Our low dose steroidal treatment has relieved thousands from the pain associated with this debilitating condition. Give us a call today and let us help you. 623-889-PAIN.