Different types of arthritis

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation in a joint. There are over 100 different types of Arthritis and it affects people of all ages, however it is more common among older individuals. The two most common types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis, affecting approximately 9.5 million people in the UK alone.

Symptoms include:

  • Pain in the joint
  • Stiffness in the affected area
  • Swelling
  • Loss in range of motion
  • Muscle weakness
  • Red, hot skin near the joint

What causes arthritis?

Since there are so many types of arthritis, the causes are vast and varied.

Osteoarthritis is caused by:

  • Injury from sports that place a lot of strain on joints such as those involving intense running, jumping, and sudden stops, such as basketball or trail running
  • Joint-related conditions such as gout, which can cause the cartilage around joints to become thin
  • Having a family history of arthritis increase your chances
  • It is also more common in females

The thinning of the cartilage forces the tendons and ligaments to work harder when there is movement in the joint, leading to inflammation and swelling.

Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by:

  • The body’s immune system attacks healthy joints, leading to swelling and inflammation
  • Being a woman makes you three times more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than a man

How to treat arthritis

There is no definitive treatment for arthritis, but it is possible to slow down the onset and reduce the severity of the symptoms. Regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and improving your posture are all ways to minimise the effects of osteoarthritis.

For rheumatoid arthritis, and many other forms of arthritis, you should consult a doctor. They’ll advise you on the most appropriate forms of medicine, from tablets to creams, and steroids.

  • How Enertor insoles help

  • Enertor’s insoles for arthritis absorb up to 44% shock, reducing the impact experienced by affected joints with every step. Reducing the impact felt reduces irritation and pain.
  • By providing support and distributing pressure more evenly along your foot, our shoe inserts for arthritis help to lighten the load of the joints in your leg, such as your ankle, knee, and hip. This leads to further comfort.
  • The D30 technology in all of our insoles for arthritis that provides soft cushioning for your feet during standard movement. Then, upon impact, they lock up to protect your foot, making them the perfect shoe inserts for rheumatoid arthritis and other joint pain.

Insoles for arthritis

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