Uncle Arthur why are you always coming around?

May 5, 2020 – Of all the uncles that come and visit why does Uncle Arthur stay the longest? Have you ever asked yourself this question? Why does arthritis happen? Why does arthritis cause pain?

According to mayoclinic.org, arthritis is described as the swelling and tenderness of your joint. This is caused by the breakdown of the cartilage that surrounds the end of your bones. This cartilage helps protect your bones from abnormal friction and force which can increase abnormal bony formations causing your joints to become bone on bone. Of course this change in joint alignment can cause pain.

There are many types of arthritis and we will discuss those in next week’s blog. For the month of May we are going to explore the types of arthritis, what you can do to try to decrease your chance of arthritis, and how to manage your arthritis pain.

Comparing rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis

Yesterday was an important date for many of our patients. May the Fourth has become a celebration of all things Star Wars. Today is the 5th of May, or Cinco de Mayo. We are want to wish a Happy May the Fourth and Cinco de Mayo to all of our patients!

Your Witte Physical Therapy team

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References:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/arthritis/symptoms-causes/syc-20350772