According to arthritis.org, “More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis” in America. This staggering statistic is made even more unfortunate when you consider that the condition itself is not well understood. Over one hundred known types of arthritis and related conditions exist today. It is a chronic disease, and therefore uncurable, but can be managed with specialized products, medications, and lifestyle choices.
The common symptoms of arthritis are “swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion” in the joints. The symptoms can vary widely in prevalence and intensity, but they almost always result in a decreased ability to perform basic daily tasks due to pain and decreased range of motion. Chronic pain in the joints is a very common result of arthritic symptoms.
The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, a degenerative form of the disease in which cartilage wears away around the bone. This in turn causes the bones to rub together, leading to pain and swelling. Other types of the disease include inflammatory, infectious, and metabolic arthritis. According to information on arthritis.org, “Learning about the disease and treatment options, making time for physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight are essential” in preventing its development.
For those who suffer from arthritis, Bruder Healthcare offers products to alleviate the pain and swelling that accompany the disease. Our Hand Wrap, Carpal Cuff, Compress Wrap, and Joint Wrap are perfect for soothing pain and discomfort in affected joints. Our moist heat products contain our patented MediBeads technology, delivering a deep penetrating and long-lasting heat to relieve aching and discomfort caused by arthritis pain and ProtoCold products offer an effective non-gel cold therapy solution. View our thermal pain management solutions in the shop.