Health

Moves That Fight Against Arthritis and Bring Back Joint Flexibility

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that within the period from 2013 to 2015, an estimated 54.4 million Americans suffered from some type of arthritis. This condition can be extremely painful and hinders all everyday activities.

Rheumatoid arthritis affects more than 1.3 million Americans, and its specific cause is still unknown, as well as its cure.

Yet, researchers believe that this chronic is a result of an autoimmune disorder, and its symptoms are triggered when the antibodies attack the synovial joint fluid, leading to chronic inflammation.  It usually afflicts people between the ages of 30 and 60, and women are more likely to develop it at a younger age than men.

There are four categories of potential risk factors associated with its onset:

Hormones

Poor lifestyle habits

Genetics

Environmental risk factors

These are the most common early arthritis symptoms:

Joint pain

Joint tenderness

Fatigue

Joint deformity

Redness and warmth in the joint

Joint swelling

Fever

Loss of joint range of motion

Many joints affected (polyarthritis)

Both sides of the body affected (symmetric)

Loss of joint function

Anemia

Fortunately, arthritis symptoms can be relieved naturally, and the following moves will help you regain flexibility and fight it in a completely safe way:

Pilates: This is an excellent way to boost joint health.

Bicep Curls: This move will help you boost endurance and thus strengthen the joints and build more muscle mass.