There are about 200 different musculoskeletal arthritic conditions, which fall into five main groups, for the sake of simpleness we have given gross categories under which arthritis may be classed :
1. Inflammatory arthritis: (e.g. Rheumatoid Arthritis) affects 400,000 people in the UK and occurs from the body’s immune system producing inflammation that causes swelling and ligament damage, and on occasions it occurs for no apparent reason.
2. Degenerative or Mechanical Arthritis: (e.g. Osteoarthritis) are conditions where the cartilage at the end of the bones becomes damaged, leading the bone underneath to repair itself, but when the repair overgrows it leads to altering the shapes of the joints and in turn creates movement dysfunctions. Around 8 million people suffer from this form of arthritis and it is very common with older people and particularly affects joints that are subjected to heavy use like the knees and hips.
3. Soft tissue musculoskeletal pain that surround joints: are referred to as arthritic conditions. They can be either localised, caused by overuse or injury, such as tennis elbow for example, or more widespread pain like fibromyalgia, which 1 in 25 people are diagnosed with.
4. Back pain: is a common complaint, with 4 out of 5 people being affected by it at some point during their lives. Long-term back pain can have complex causes, such as organ problems causing referred pain, but sometimes it can have a specific cause such as spondylosis (osteoarthritis in the spine), a herniated disc or osteoporosis.
5. Connective tissue disease (CTD): This affects all the tissues that support, bind or separate your body tissues and organs. Its effect can be vast, with joints, muscles, lungs, skin and kidneys all being affected, leading to a range of symptoms, not just painful joints. Lupus, scleroderma and dermatomyositis are all examples of CTD
6-juvenile arthritis -Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), is the most common form of arthritis in children below 16yrs , JIA is an autoimmune, non-infective, inflammatory joint disease of more than 3 months duration in children less than 16 years of age. The disease commonly occurs in children from the ages of 7 to 12, but it may occur in adolescents as old as 15 years of age, as well as in infants. A majority of cases are rheumatoid factornegative, which leads some to consider the ‘chronic’ or ‘idiopathic’ labels more accurate . In most cases, juvenile arthritis is caused by the body attacking its own healthy cells and tissues causing the joint to become inflamed and stiff. Once the joint has become inflamed and stiff, damage is done to the joint and the growth of the joint may by changed or impaired.homoeopathy in all stages for juvenile arthritis will be useful , simply due to no side effects and long term disease course, special directed ‘ regen homoeopathy therapy’ at dr satsangis will tenderly take care of young one so that their dependency upon painkillers and heavy dose of antiinflammatories may bed reduced .