Arthritis is a joint disorder which involves inflammation of one or more joints. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disorder that results from trauma, infection, or age.
In many cases, the only symptom of osteoarthritis is manageable pain such that those afflicted can continue working and functioning as normal. However, in severe cases, the following symptoms may be present:
- Pain that is not manageable
- Swelling & joint stiffness
- Inability to use hands or walk
- Fatigue & malaise
- Muscle weakness
In addition to osteoarthritis, there are other types of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis which can have different and more serious symptoms such as deformed joints and effects on the skin, lungs, kidneys, heart, and other organs.
Whatever type of arthritis you or a loved one are suffering from, give Abcor Home Health a call to discuss how a caregiver may be of assistance.