Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Arthritis: Can you do something about it?

The famous painter Auguste Renoir suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and was chained to a chair. In old age he weighed just 47 kg. He had no healthy joint, they all collapsed... but Renoir at least lived to see his old age.
I referr to arthritis which usually affects the elferly - osteoarthritis. As a person grows older (or due to injury) joints can wear out or break down. This leads to pain, stiffness and swelling - especially in spine, hip and knee joints, fingers etc.

Doctors usually say that arthritis can not be cured, but one can do much to alleviate bad condition.
So, what one can do about it? Which advice would be helpful?

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