Arthritis is considered a chronic pain condition because the sufferers live with it day and night. Arthritis pain never goes away, but it can become more intense with changes in the weather and other types of situations.
Most common Arthritis condition are:
Osteoarthritis (OA): Osteoarthritis is a type of joint disease that results from breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. The most common symptoms are joint pain and stiffness. Initially, symptoms may occur only following exercise, but over time may become constant. Other symptoms may include joint swelling, decreased range of motion, and when the back is affected weakness or numbness of the arms and legs. The most commonly involved joints are those near the ends of the fingers, at the base of the thumb, neck, lower back, knee, and hips. Joints on one side of the body are often more affected than those on the other. Usually the symptoms come on over years. It can affect work and normal daily activities. Unlike other types of arthritis, only the joints are typically affected.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): Rheumatoid arthritis is a long lasting autoimmune disorder that primarily affects joints. It typically results in warm, swollen, and painful joints. Pain and stiffness often worsen following rest. Most commonly, the wrist and hands are involved, with the same joints typically involved on both sides of the body. The disease may also affect other parts of the body. This may result in a low red blood cell count, inflammation around the lungs, and inflammation around the heart. Fever and low energy may also be present. Often, symptoms come on gradually over weeks to months.
Treating Chronic Pain
One of the difficult parts of having arthritis is to find ways to treat the chronic pain without becoming wrapped up in narcotic pain medication. The solution to help anyone suffering from arthritis pain is called whole body cryotherapy. This is a proven method for treating pain that used by professional athletes and celebrities all over the world. Treatment only takes a few minutes, but it is a few minutes that could change your life for the better.
What Is Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Whole body cryotherapy is the process of using a cryo sauna to expose your body to extremely cold temperatures (usually close to -110 degrees Celsius) for only a few minutes. When the process is over, your body feels regenerated and your skin even looks better.
The primary effects of whole body cryotherapy include:
The immediate effect of slowing pain signals to the brain to help reduce the sensation of pain
The body’s natural production of a chemical that helps to reduce the effects of pain on the body
Reducing inflammation in all of the affected areas at once
When you use a cryo sauna, you are doing so in the presence of highly skilled and qualified professionals who know how to prepare you for your treatment and keep you safe. You are given the tools you need to relax and enjoy the sensation, and you start to feel the effects the moment the cold hits your body.
How Does Whole Body Cryotherapy Help My Arthritis Pain?
The first thing whole body cryotherapy does is slow the pain sensation in your nerves to help reduce the pain. This effect lingers long after the treatment is over because of the extreme cold your body is exposed to. But your pain relief does not stop there as your body continues to produce the natural pain reliever nor-epinephrine to help you handle the pain you are feeling.
One of the core sources of pain when it comes to arthritis is inflammation in the joints. With each progressive treatment, you will notice that your inflammation is less and less of a problem. The cold goes right to work on your entire body to reduce the overall inflammation, and restore mobility in your joints. Over time, you will notice that the inflammation in your joints is much less noticeable, and your body is using natural solutions to help regulate the pain.
Why Not Use Some Other Alternative Pain Treatment?
Needles, massage, and aroma therapy are also used to help with arthritis pain, and they all have their own levels of success. The difference is that we use science based on decades of research to deliver a treatment that actually does have a positive effect on the parts of the body in pain.
Your choice is to hope that the needles find the right mark and give you relief, or you can trust in the proven method of whole body cryotherapy to get the job done. Everyone has their own uses for alternative medicines, but cryotherapy comes backed up with plenty of research and a long list of satisfied customers.
If it is time to manage your arthritis pain better, then it is time to explore whole body cryotherapy. Contact your local cryotherapy specialists to talk about the details of this process, and schedule your first appointment to see what the extreme cold can really do for you.