There is a wealth of iPhone apps dedicated to helping people with arthritis. Many of these apps will aid you in tracking the various symptoms and pain caused by arthritis. You will learn how to measure your overall disease activity, as well as discovering how to finally maintain a healthy lifestyle. Living with arthritis can become an extremely painful and often lonely existence; however, you may wish to try the following iPhone app to see how it can help you.
Arthritis Joint Pain
The Arthritis Joint Pain app is a great read and will introduce you to many facts you may not have known previously. Arthritis will typically affect the joints and bones, and the word “arthritis” is actually literally translated as meaning “joint inflammation”. Unfortunately, arthritis can be very different for many people and it is estimated that there are over 100 forms of the condition.
Symptoms of arthritis will typically include, pain in your joints, inflammation, stiffness, which may lead to limited mobility of the joints. You may also notice that an inflamed joint will be red, swollen, tender to the touch and particularly warm when compared to the rest of the body. A healthy joint will generally see the bones covered by cartilage and enclosed in a lining known as synovium. This lining will release a fluid which lubricates the joints, thus allowing them to move smoothly.
For people who suffer from arthritis you may find that the cartilage has been damaged in some way or perhaps even worn away over time. The joints will often become inflamed, which can cause extreme pain when trying to move the joints. If you leave arthritis untreated you risk causing irreversible damage to your joints.
The Arthritis Joint Pain app will provide an online book that contains a total of 7 chapters. You will have your introduction and conclusion and the remaining chapters will cover what arthritis joint pain is, traditional methods used to manage it, natural forms of pain relief for arthritis, additional supplements and herbs that may help to relieve the pain.
This app is aimed at anyone who suffers from arthritis or wishes to learn more about this condition. It is important to understand that this affliction can affect anyone of any age, and not simply a condition faced by the elderly. With that being said, arthritis most commonly occurs is those aged over 45. It is also estimated that 75% of those suffering from osteoarthritis are likely to be women.
The Arthritis Joint Pain Relief app can be found in the Health & Fitness category of iTunes. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and will require an operating system of iOS 3.0 or later. The app will cost $0.99 to purchase and download and has been rated 12+ – this is due to the infrequent references to mild alcohol, tobacco and drug use. If you are someone who has suffered for many years with arthritis or simply someone who wants to learn more about this condition you will find a wealth of information within this app.
Nathan Skinner, the author of this post, works at Walk’n Comfort, a company that provides branded custom orthotic sandals in Toronto. Besides claiming to be extremely conscious about health and fitness, he has a passion for technology and is always looking forward to the latest gadgets and mobile applications.