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Types of Arthritis

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It occurs when the cartilage (the material that covers and protects the ends of bones) begins to wear away. Cartilage is an essential part of the joint, not only does it act as a shock absorber but it also enables the joint to move smoothly. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage erodes, eventually resulting in pain, stiffness, swelling and bone-on-bone movement in the affected joint. Osteoarthritis mainly affects people at older ages, but it can develop in younger people.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis and an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is one where the body's immune system becomes confused and begins to "attack" the body. In rheumatoid arthritis the target of the immune attack is tissue in the lining of the joints and, sometimes, in other internal organs (such as the eyes, lungs or heart). This causes swelling, pain, inflammation and joint destruction.

Arthritic Hands

How can Percutane Pain Relief Cream help arthritis sufferers?

Percutane Pain Relief Cream provides temporary pain relief by inhibiting Substance P, which transmits pain signals to the brain. The warming action of Percutane Pain Relief   Cream can ease stiffness, especially during the colder months. Percutane Pain Relief Cream helps arthritis sufferers by providing temporary relief of the pain of arthritis and may also help increase joint mobility associated with arthritis.