The type of arthritis associated with wear and tear on the joints is usually called an osteo-arthritis. It can be significant, sometimes requiring joint replacement, but it usually is limited to perhaps one or two weight-bearing joints, such as the knees, hips, etc. It also occurs as a result of spinal injuries, such as a “whiplash” injury from a car accident, overuse of the joint, from repeated injury or from a related nutritional deficiency. Most of us think we eat a balanced diet. In reality, most of us do not.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is usually much more of a generalized health problem, since it may effect the whole body, rather than an isolated joint. It may also gradually destroy one or more joints and markedly deform the appearance of hands, fingers, feet, etc. It can be a frightening disease to say the least and you may be assured that it is associated with poorly functioning adrenal glands-unable to produce enough of the anti-inflammatory hormone called cortisol.
Details, step-by-step recommendations and in-depth suggestions are available in the full ARTHRITIS chapter of the Regaining and Maintaining Your Health e-book.