The Link Between Scar Tissue & Arthritis
Many of the conditions today are as a result of inflammation and, of course, high on the list is arthritis with one in five of us having to live with this condition.
What are the causes of arthritis?As there are so many different types of arthritis, there is no one cause but the following factors may be important.
- Genetics – arthritis can sometimes run in families, especially rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis of the fingers.
- Gender – some types of arthritis are more commonly found in women and others in men.
- Age – osteoarthritis is usually a problem in later life whereas other types of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis commonly start in young adults.
- Injury - damage to a joint for example a broken bone or a sports injury can cause osteoarthritis later in life.
- Infections - certain viral and other infections can trigger some types of arthritis.
- Lifestyle - osteoarthritis is more common in the overweight and alcohol can trigger gout. Smoking is more common in people who develop rheumatoid arthritis
What is a scar tissue problem?After an injury, your body immediately starts to protect itself by contracting the muscles around the injury and quickly sending blood to that swollen area. Once the injured area begins to heal, both the soft tissue that was damaged, plus that in the surrounding area, starts to regrow by intertwining.
Cross fiber massage to helpThis is extremely effective and can be carried out by hand or with the help of an instrument to break up the scar tissue so the body can then re-absorb it. It is common to experience some minor discomfort during this type of massage and even minor bruising afterwards.
If arthritis is your problem, there are many natural ways to helpTurmeric and curcumin are highly effective at relieving pain. Curcumin has been found to deliver far superior anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving results than most drugs.
Whether scar tissue or arthritis is causing a problem in your life, changing to a healthier diet, sensible exercise, losing any excess weight and using natural solutions will all help to reduce your pain and inflammation.
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