(EMAILWIRE.COM, November 03, 2015 ) Johannesburg -- The friends of Ice man information officer comments, "Arthritis' is a very painful condition that affects the muscles, tendons, fibrous tissues and connective tissues around the joints. It encompasses about 200 rheumatic conditions that affect the joints.
This painful disease causing joint stiffness and inflammation causes stiffness, swelling, aches and pains in the joints. It is a common condition among elderly adults (65+), but any age group can be affected. It is said that within 10 years of onset,
He noted myths surrounding the disease, "One of the well-known myths is that there is only one kind of arthritis. This is wrong as there are well over 200 hundred types which are classified into 7 major forms.
These can be classified as:
o Inflammatory arthritis
o Degenerative or mechanical arthritis
o Soft tissue musculoskeletal pain
o Back pain
o Connective tissue disease
o Infectious arthritis
o Metabolic arthritis
After finding out which type you have the first step maybe weight loss, as a lighter load will positively lessen pressure on your joints. Exercise, a healthy diet and medication can help those suffering immensely.
On top of that pain relief treatments such as Iceman Muscle cooling Gel will beneficially reduce pain and swelling and help alleviate arthritis symptoms so you can keep being active."
He noted that Joint cracking may bring relief to some people and for others it is a habitual act. "The 'popping' sound you hear is thought to be gas bubbles imploding and collapsing in the synovial fluid that surrounds the joints.
Usually it takes 25-30 minutes to be able to crack knuckles again after cracking, X rays have shown that these gas bubbles remain present in the synovial fluid for up to 20 minutes after cracking. These sounds can also be triggered by tendons snapping over a joint. Movement from a joint with much worn cartilage can make a grinding sounds. These sounds can be relieving but don't be afraid that it will cause arthritis. "
He comments, "Another myth worth noting is that rain and damp weather worsen arthritis. This is an outrageous comment. Even though many believe that a twinge in the knee or knuckle can predict rain, there is no scientific evidence that dampness or humidity intensify arthritis symptoms.
The other popular myth is that ice is less helpful than heat for sore joints. However the fact is both cold and heat are useful for arthritis but applying ice or Iceman Muscle Cooling Gel at night can ease joint inflammation arising from daily activities while applying heat in the morning can relax the muscles that move stiff joints in the morning. "
He added, "Always make sure to keep your Iceman Muscle Cooling Gel in reach to combat the pain, swelling and inflammation associated with arthritis and do not believe every rumour you hear. The Anti inflammatory gel for muscle pain is very effective but always consult professional healthcare individuals and keep yourself actively going forward! " For more information visit http://friendsoficeman.co.za/
About Iceman :
The Friends of Iceman gel is the number one cooling gel in South Africa. It was formulated by Bill Quin in 1996. The gel can be applied on horses and humans and it is the best pain reliever for diverse challenges such as arthritis, minor bruises, aches, muscle pain and joint pain. When applied to the skin, it provides the same cooling benefit as water.
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