According to the Center for Disease Control, 23% of American adults suffer from arthritis. As pervasive as it is, most people don’t know its early signs. Understanding how arthritis presents itself at the beginning is critical, and you can begin managing it sooner.
Let’s take a look at some of the early signs that people with arthritis report experiencing:
Arthritis is usually characterized by morning stiffness and pain that is gradually reduced once you start moving. When you consult with your doctor, you need to tell him or her if your joint pain developed suddenly or gradually and how long you have been experiencing it.
Joint stiffness is one of the earliest signs of arthritis. If you have discomfort after a period of inactivity, such as waking up in the morning or sitting for a long time, or decreased range of motion, or a loss of range of motion in a joint, you are probably suffering joint stiffness.
Joint redness usually indicates that there is inflammation. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein tests should be performed to better pinpoint the cause of joint inflammation.
Joint tenderness is closely linked to rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune form of arthritis characterized by persistent inflammation. When you have rheumatoid arthritis, the membrane that protects and lubricates joints becomes inflamed, which causes tenderness.
Warm or hot joints can indicate inflammation, infection, or injury. If arthritis is involved, it can be a more serious form of the diseases, such as septic arthritis and reactive arthritis.
Having a fever is a symptom of many different medical conditions, but don’t overlook arthritis as a possible cause. In response to certain inflammatory forms of arthritis, a fever can develops.
Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Supplements for Arthritis
If you are suffering from joint pain, you probably already know that foods that have anti-inflammatory properties are an important part of your daily diet. Foods that have anti-inflammatory ingredients include turmeric, garlic, onions, green tea, berries, dark green leafy vegetables, and so on.
Also, herbal supplements with anti-inflammatory properties can reduce joint pain in winter. Chenland JointAlive®, the premier joint support solution with clinically-proven formula, has been recognized by the international academic circle in the field of joint health. JointAlive® is a specially formulated botanical blend with three traditional Asian herbs: Epimedium brevicornum Maxim, Discorea nipponica Makino and Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge. These herbs which were selected based on their prominence in the 2,000-year long history of traditional Chinese medicine.
Our clinical research shows JointAlive® can effectively solve joint health issues, especially for middle-aged and elderly individuals, swelling, stiffness and other joint related health problems. JointAlive® can also enhance immunity and the anti-inflammatory ability of the body. Long-term use also has varying degrees of health benefits to the cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, reproductive system and bone health.
Chenland announced a successful New Dietary Ingredient Notification (NDIN) for its patented JointAlive® ingredient in November 2020 and it is the first TCM-based branded ingredients to receive a successful NDI notification.