Did you know that Arthritis Affects 1 in 4 Americans

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Arthritis in its many forms, affects millions of people worldwide, and it is important to understand how this disease in some way affects most of us in one form or another. I’d like to share with you a little about its symptoms, hopefully helping you avoid suffering, and a few things those who have arthritis can do to make themselves more comfortable as well as slow down and many times halt the progress of the disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 54.4 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with arthritis. This number is expected to increase to 78 million by 2040, mainly due to the aging of the population. Arthritis can affect any joint in the body, but it is particularly common in the wrist and hand, knees and the low back is often affected as well. In fact, about 1 in 4 people with arthritis have wrist or hand involvement.
Many people develop arthritis because they treat their joints and extremities poorly. They pound on joints, overstress muscles, ligaments, and tendons as well as perform many activities using poor ergonomics. Osteoarthritis, a very common issue for many of us, is a disease that develops from microtraumas we impart on our own bodies, causing a progressive wear and tear of the cartilage and other structures. Yes, arthritis is often simply a process of wear and tear….so taking better care of ourselves can make a huge difference. Just like your car, phone, computer, and heart. A few little changes can go a long way to make your life happier and more comfortable, as well as the lives of the ones you love.
Arthritis is a condition whose underlying cause in most cases is inflammation which can cause destruction of the joint and is often first noted as a feeling of stiffness or swelling in the joint. The symptoms of arthritis can vary depending on the type of arthritis, but some common signs to look out for include:

Did You Know Splints & Braces Can Help You Avoid Surgery?

Splinting the wrist can be a helpful treatment option for people with arthritis, carpal tunnel, and tennis elbow – particularly in the early stages of the condition. Wrist splints can provide support and help to reduce stress on the affected joint, which can, in turn, help to alleviate pain and stiffness.
It is important to use the correct type of splint! Our wrist and hand splints can be worn during periods of activity, such as typing or using a computer mouse, as well as during periods of rest, such as sleeping since they have flexibility. They can help to support the joints and prevent them from moving in ways that may aggravate your problem.
In addition to providing support and reducing stress on the affected joint, wrist splints can also help to improve circulation and reduce swelling in the wrist and hand. They may be particularly helpful for people with osteoarthritis or mild to moderate rheumatoid arthritis.
Doctor in the House’s Miracle Splint Pro is a customizable wrist and finger splint. Our wrist brace can actually form to your exact wrist support needs. In this 9-minute video, Dr. Scott Fried breaks down all of the features and benefits that these supports can provide toward your pain management.
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