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 Arthritis Care

Empowerment Through Arthritis Care at Ethical Homecare

Arthritis care at Ethical Homecare empowers you to embrace life fully. We pair you with a skilled and compassionate carer who prioritizes understanding your unique needs, allowing you to live life on your terms.

Our homecare service Includes:

  • Support for movement and exercise

  • Assistance with mobility challenges

  • Medication reminders and health monitoring

  • Companionship and emotional support

  • Preparation of nutritious meals

  • Aid with household tasks and personal care

  • Running errands and managing chores

While there's no cure for most types of arthritis, our care focuses on positive lifestyle adjustments, promoting symptom management, and slowing the disease's progression.

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis isn't a single disease; rather, it's a term that encompasses joint pain and joint-related conditions, and there are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related ailments. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis stand as the two most common forms of arthritis. Arthritis affects individuals of all ages, races, and genders and ranks as the leading cause of disability in the UK.

Arthritis typically entails inflammation or degeneration in one or more joints within the body. Joints are the points where two bones come together, such as the elbow or knee. Arthritis exists in various forms, each with distinct causes and treatment approaches. In some types of arthritis, other organs, including the eyes, heart, or skin, may also be impacted.

Arthritis is often a lifelong condition, recognized as a chronic ailment that can affect people at any age. While arthritis becomes more prevalent as we age, autoimmune diseases, fractures, or bacterial and viral infections can also give rise to arthritic conditions.

If you or a loved one are living with arthritis, it's crucial to understand that there is support available to assist you in your daily life. Arthritis care can be provided in your home, aiding in the management of the condition and enabling you to maintain your independence and live life on your own terms."

Types of arthritis

 

Arthritis spans a vast spectrum of over 100 distinctive types. Among them, some of the most commonly encountered include:

  • Osteoarthritis: Typically caused by wear and tear on the joints over time

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: An autoimmune condition that leads to joint inflammation and pain

  • Psoriatic Arthritis: Linked with the skin condition psoriasis, it affects the joints

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis: Primarily impacts the spine, causing lower back and sacroiliac joint pain and stiffness

  • Gout: Results from uric acid crystal accumulation in the joints, often affecting the big toe

  • Juvenile Arthritis: Encompasses various types of arthritis in children and adolescents

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): An autoimmune condition that can affect multiple organs, including the joints

  • Sjögren's Syndrome: An autoimmune disorder primarily affecting the salivary and tear glands, with potential joint involvement

  • Septic Arthritis: Occurs when a joint becomes infected, causing pain, swelling, and fever

  • Reactive Arthritis: Often triggered by infections, it leads to joint pain and swelling

  • Osteoporosis: Weakens the bones, increasing the risk of fractures and joint issues

What Are the Symptoms of Arthritis?

Arthritis manifests with a range of symptoms that can vary in intensity and persistence among individuals. While joint pain is the primary hallmark of arthritis, other associated signs and symptoms include:

  • Limitations in joint movement and flexibility

  • Joint pain accompanied by tenderness and stiffness

  • Inflammation affecting the joints and their surroundings

  • Noticeable warmth or redness in the affected area

  • Audible crackling or clicking sounds when moving the joints

  • Muscle weakness and discomfort

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