Arthritis is a musculoskeletal condition that affects the locomotor system like muscles, bones, joints and associated tissues such as tendons and ligaments. 

Arthritis Australia has noted that there are around one hundred different forms of arthritis that can affect body joints in different ways. Some forms of arthritis can also affect other parts of the body such as the eyes.

The most common forms of arthritis are:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) the most common and disabling musculoskeletal conditions are osteoarthritis, back and neck pain and fractures associated with bone fragility, injuries and systemic inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.

It’s said that over 350 million people worldwide suffer from some form of arthritis.

Sadly, arthritis can also affect babies and people from adolescence through to older age.

Arthritis can affect people in different ways, but the most common symptoms are:

  • pain
  • stiffness or reduced movement of a joint
  • swelling in a joint
  • redness and warmth in a joint
  • general symptoms, such as tiredness, weight loss or feeling unwell.

Morley Robbins, MBA, CHC (aka, Magnesium Man) identified that magnesium deficiency is the common thread for millions of people who are dealing with heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, cancer, general fatigue, and any chronic condition borne out of inflammation. He was shocked to learn that magnesium deficiency, or insufficiency, was at the centre of all these common modern diseases due to its central role in activating 3,751 proteins, and thus thousands of enzyme systems. 

Arthritis Australia and Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW have lots of information on their website that may assist you in the management of arthritic pain.