The symptoms of central osteoarthritis are joint pain and the increasing impediment to move the affected joint, this is usually a progressive disease.

Osteoarthritis seriously impairs the quality of life for 27 million Americans. Because osteoarthritis is so disabling, painful, and common, many people can get it, in its early stages, without knowing it .

Again and again inflammation is also part of osteoarthritis, manifested by increased pain, redness, warmth, and swelling (due to a joint effusion). Posterior deformities and nodular changes in the joint area are additional symptoms of osteoarthritis that can occur as the disease progresses.

Pain as a symptom of arthritis

There are three different types of pain when osteoarthitis occurs .

  1. When a joint is insufficiently lubricated and the articular cartilage is already partially degraded, the cartilage surfaces rub against each other, making the situation worse. This causes the onset of pain caused by movement (the onset or onset of joint pain). This pain can be made worse when you strain your leg when climbing a ladder.
  2. With the progressive wear of the cartilage in the joint, this other type of pain is caused, which is caused by the friction behavior due to the malfunction of the rough surfaces in the joints.
  3. Pain in a state of rest occurs when an inflammatory process is already running in the joint. The body releases enzymes that additionally attack previously damaged cartilage and can cause an inflammatory reaction in the joint. This is called an “ activated osteoarthritis ”.

We invite you to learn more about how to treat osteoarthritis pain with a natural approach .

Osteoarthritis Symptom Summary

  • Decreased joint mobility and acute pain in knees, elbows, fingers, and phalanges.
  • Pain when putting the body in movement that disappears after some movements.
  • Pain and fatigue (that is, increased pain after prolonged exposure)
  • Difficulty performing joint movements that you used to do normally.
  • Cracking or creaking in the damaged joint
  • Sensation of heat in the joints with osteoatritis.
  • The humidity and cold increases the discomfort in the knees and elbows.
  • Feel the area swollen but without really visible swelling
  • Cold feeling all over the body

Natural treatments for osteoarthritis

Here are some natural remedies that research suggests can actually help ease arthritis pain .

Exercise the body

Physical activity is essential for people with osteoarthritis , you can take quiet walks in the park if you are an older person or feel fragile or swim if you are younger and in better shape.

Exercise programs should include both aerobic exercises, such as walking, swimming or cycling, and exercises such as isotonic, isometric strengthening exercises.


Many people find that acupuncture helps relieve pain and disability due to arthritis ; Several studies have found benefits from this procedure.

“Several studies show acupuncture to help many people with osteoarthritis, although it is not a solution for all people, it depends on each individual case.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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