Arthritis is one of the most common joint issues found in people all around the world. Arthritis is assumed to occur in people averaging above 50. But recent studies have shown an increase in cases among the 18 to 5o age group. The common symptoms of the disease are stiffness in the joint, lack of mobility, and swelling around the joints with sharp pain. Arthritis patients are often prescribed pain-relieving medications, but combined treatment with Physical therapy could be a better way to cope with this disease.
Though there are many Arthritis variants, the commonly found types are Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Osteoarthritis is a condition that damages the cartilage around the knee, shoulder, ankle, and other smaller joints are often affected by this disease. On the other hand, RA, an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the joint tissues assuming them as antibodies or invaders. Both conditions have severe impacts on the body and can cause an issue in performing daily activities.