How Cor-X pain cream can help minor rheumatic joint pain
Our specially formulated unique blend of 17 homeopathic remedies work synergistically to help reduce the pain and inflammation associated with rheumatic arthritis. It works by stimulating the body’s own natural healing tendencies, not by simply masking the pain. Its effect is cumulative and improves with continued application and can be subtle because the pain is not suppressed as with other products but is relieved by the body’s own naturally occurring endorphins that are released during the healing process that our cream stimulates. The outcome then will be long lasting as the body’s own healing mechanisms have been activated.
Inflammation is a key feature of RA associated with pain and swelling of joints and conditions that affect many different tissues and organ systems in the body, from of the heart and blood vessels to the lungs and eyes.
Which joints are affected by RA-related inflammation?
Inflammation of joints in RA typically occurs in a symmetrical fashion, in other words, joints on both sides of the body will be affected. The earliest joints to be affected by inflammation in RA are usually the hands (including wrists) and feet. The elbow may also be affected early in the course of the disease and is the site most frequently affected by RA nodules. The shoulder is a common site for RA-related inflammation. However, this joint tends to be affected in later stages of the disease.
RA affects larger joints in the lower body, the knees and hips, and the ankles, in later stages of the disease. Inflammation of the hips may be difficult to detect by physical examination alone because of the location of the joint. However, chronic inflammation over time will result in joint destruction, with a significant impact on mobility. Inflammation in the knee and ankle should be readily apparent from swelling and stiffness that affect mobility.
Inflammation may affect the joints of the cervical spine, making it difficult to move your head and causing stiffness in the neck. Additionally, the larynx joint (also called the cricoarytenoid joint) may become inflamed, resulting in hoarseness in the voice.
How does inflammation affect the joints?
In RA, inflammation is triggered by an autoimmune process, in which immune cells, principally white blood cells (leukocytes), including B and T lymphocytes (B- and T-cells, for short), neutrophils, monocytes, dendritic cells, and macrophages, multiply in the joint cavity, where they release a wide range of inflammatory mediators (e.g. cytokines, enzymes, leukotrienes, prostaglandins).
As cells and chemicals of the immune system multiply in the synovial fluid that fills the joint space, the fluid normally clear with a consistency like egg yoke, becomes cloudy and increases in volume. The synovial lining on the inside of the joint becomes inflamed and swollen. With continued exposure to inflammation, thickening of the synovial lining, and pannus formation, the joint space decreases over time.
With chronic inflammation, cartilage within the joint erodes and the bony structure of the joint may become deformed. Additionally, chronic inflammation can affect the soft tissues surrounding the joints, resulting in deterioration of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Degradation of the connective tissue around the joints can result in the loss of proper joint alignment and may eventually lead to deformity.
When does RA-related inflammation occur?
With RA, inflammation can occur at any time. Although RA is considered a chronic disease, which means that it is long-lasting and persistent, it typically does not progress on an even or predictable course. Most patients with RA experience periods when the disease worsens beyond normal day-to-day variations, and is more active. These periods of worsening disease are called flares, during which inflammation and associated symptoms (swelling, pain, stiffness, extra-articular manifestations) may be more severe.
Nerves. Inflammation in RA may affect nerve function and result in tingling or numbness.