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Arthritis: Types, Risk Factors, and Solutions


Arthritis is an inflammatory disease that can happen to anyone. However, many seniors suffer from this disease, causing pain and inability to do many things. Some people would need home health care to manage pain and symptoms.

Below are the most common types of arthritis in seniors:

  • Gout
    This arthritis type happens when uric acid crystals build up due to high uric acid levels in the blood.
  • Osteoarthritis
    Also known as a degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones in your joints gradually deteriorates. And it usually affects joints in your hands, knees, hips, and spine.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    This arthritis type is both autoimmune and inflammatory. It attacks multiple joints at once by mistake, causing painful swelling.
    Patients with rheumatoid arthritis may develop slow-healing leg ulcers that may require wound care services and proper wound care techniques.

Identifying risk factors is one way to prevent arthritis. Some risk factors for arthritis include a previous joint injury, family history, obesity, gender, and age. In addition, Inspiration Home Health Care, LLC offers physical therapy to help seniors with arthritis use their joints and improve their mobility.

We offer other services as well, from various nursing services to CPR training in Aurora, Colorado.

Should you or a loved one require homecare in Colorado, call us today. We are always here to help.

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