Take care of Body Joints


The comfortable life style has reduced mobility of men, women, and children. The lock down during COVID-19 period has restricted human movement up to greater extent. Under these conditions arthritis may become a reason behind problems of joints.

Swelling or tenderness of one or more joints is called arthritis. Pain of joints and congestion or stiffness is the main symptom of arthritis. It worsens with age. Common types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.

Pain in the Knee Joint

The Osteoarthritis is caused by normal wear and tear which is most common form of arthritis. This natural breakdown of cartilage tissue can be exacerbated by an infection or injury in the joints.

Autoimmune disorder is another common form of rheumatoid arthritis. When our immune system attacks the tissues of the body, this problem occurs. This condition affects the synovium which is a soft tissue in our joints and produces a fluid that nourishes the cartilage and lubricates the joints.

Pain in the Shoulder Joint

People have been restricted inside their homes due to changing life styles and repeated lock downs. Many persons have started facing problems of joints due to restricted movements. Since most of the body weight rests on knees, knees are most vulnerable to pain and congestion. Reduced physical activities lead to problems of different joints that may lead to arthritis.

About two decades ago arthritis usually attacked in the long age say 60 and above. But, now changes in eating and sitting styles are causing problems of joints and stiffness of muscles at any age. The problem of arthritis is of many types but the pain in knees is one of the serious problems.

Restricted Movements

Arthritis is a problem mainly associated with joints of different organs. It basically affects joints of fingers, shoulders, hips etc. These joints are affected by swellings, inflammations, severe pain and serious congestion that blocks movement of organs. If these problems are not taken care of, all types of movements become painful experiences after a long time.

Pain in Hand Joints

The Better way to prevent arthritis is obeying the rule of 3ps. First is the physiotherapy, second is precaution and third is posture. Viewing television, working on computer or on laptop or using other gadgets demands proper postures.

Self help is essential

If anyone is suffering from arthritis, he should start physiotherapy. He or she should take help from a physiotherapist for some days and later he or she should go on the same style on own. This will not only protect from any possible infection, this will offer peace to mind as well.

Since arthritis affects knees especially, one should avoid climbing stairs again and again. Walking should preferably done on earth. Road and other type of terrain for walking may create additional problems at times.

Walking for Health

Treatment is possible

Medical doctors are of the opinion that arthritis can be cured. It can be cured through physical therapies, injections, and medicines. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) can improve damage to cartilage.


Reduce Weight and Go for Exercise

  • One should get rid of alcohol,
  • One should avoid fast food,
  • Uric acid tests should be taken from time to time,
  • Exercise regularly,
  • Don’t neglect problem of joints or knees.

Dr. MP Mishra

Dr. M. P. Mishra is a noted environmentalist of India. He is known for his researches in environment conservation, wildlife activism, and for his writings. He has been internationally known for his Bird Housing Project which was devoted to protection and conservation of terrestrial bird species especially in Jharkhand. He has a deep study of the people of Jharkhand, their rituals, arts and crafts and has wandered extensively to study their conditions, their agriculture, their modes of lives, and their skills. Since last many years he has been continuously writing about various environmental and social issues of Jharkhand and has forty six books to his credit. His articles are regularly published in local and national dailies of India. His books on Environmental Awareness, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, General Science, and biology are widely read and many of his books have been adopted in the schools of foreign countries. His books on Environmental Science have been adopted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa, and the Council of Higher Secondary Education Nagaland and Meghalaya. Dr. Mishra is an excellent teacher with innovative ideas and new teaching methodologies. It was due to his commendable services to education that the Department of Human Resources Development, State Government of Jharkhand offered him State Award in the year 2009-010.Dr. Mishra has been awarded with the Presidential Medal and the National Award for the year 2012 for his outstanding Researches in and great contributions to Science and Environment. He has been an active Science Communicator and coordinator of National Council of Science and Technology Communication, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. He is a member of the Environmental Monitoring Committee under the Jharkhand Academic Council, Jharkhand, Ranchi. It was due to his voluntary services in the field of environment that he has been selected as a nominee of the Committee for Ethical Treatment to Animals, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India. He has been the Chief Editor of ECOSOC the Environmental Newsletter of International Circulation for more than ten years. He has been the President of the People for Animals for about ten years. As a teacher he is always admired by his students and the academic community across the globe.


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