Many people, young and old suffer from arthritis. Drugs can help minimize pain allowing the sufferer to move. There are two major types of arthritis: rheumatoid and osteo (Greek word for bone).
Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by the body’s own immune system attacking itself (autoimmune). The immune system believes there are cells in the joints that must be killed, and begins to destroy the joints. It causes swelling, pain, and deformation of the joint, eventually leading to loss of mobility and strength. It can occur at almost any time in a person’s life (called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in childhood).
Osteoarthritis is the wearing of the cartilage between the bones and the eventual degradation of the bone, or wearing out of the bone. While it can occur in younger people, there generally has to be some sort of injury to precipitate the damage and wearing of the protective cartilage leaving the bones exposed to rub and wear on each other. Generally speaking, this is a disease of aging causing joint pain, stiffness, loss of mobility and even loss of use of the joint.
Most often treatment for both diseases includes life style changes, like increased low impact physical activity (to maintain mobility, muscle strength, and stamina), diet restrictions and Tramadol with analgesics like: NSAIDs (Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) or Tramadol. (Analgesic is the group of pain killing drugs) Usually, NSAIDS are prescribed at the early onset of joint discomfort. They are easily available in low doses over the counter. However, this group of analgesics can cause gastrointestinal damage including stomach irritations, ulcerations, and even bleeding, when used for long periods. Because right now, there is no cure for arthritis, most patients use NSAIDs for long periods suffering the additional pain and suffering of gastrointestinal damage.
Tramadol usage for treatment of arthritis
If you have been suffering with the pain and stiffness of arthritis for years, then you have probably exhausted the over the counter remedies for coping with the pain. You may even have been to your physician and had heavier doses prescribed. If you appetite is waning, and or you seem to be having more and more bouts of stomach upset, it might be time to talk to your physician about changing your pain management regime. Fortunately, there is a safe effective alternative treatment to NSAIDs, Tramadol. It is used for moderate to severe pain and works. Talk to your physician about introducing Tramadol to your pain management arsenal.