Chasing kids down to get to soccer practice? Trying to hit your daily step goal? Typing all day on a computer? Whatever is keeping your life busy, you don’t want to let sore, stiff joints slow you down. If you are one of the 40 million Americans that suffer from arthritis, you’re probably looking for some relief. Arthritis does not discriminate against age, race, or gender, and more than half of sufferers are under the age of 65.
What Is It?
Simply put, arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints. This inflammation can cause stiffness, redness, swelling, and give you limited function of the affected area. You can also experience arthritis in any joint or area of the body.
The two main types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune, or systemic disease where the body attacks itself and causes joint and cartilage degeneration. Osteoarthritis is much more common and is typically from aging, injury and repetitive use. As some of the most actively used parts of the body, it’s no surprise that the hands, knees, and feet are the most common areas people suffer from with arthritis.
What Can Help?
Compression sleeves are a great way to help deal with the pain arthritis brings. They can help to reduce swelling, improve circulation, and give overall support to help you get through your daily activities. Wearing compression sleeves is also known to help with issues of proprioception, which is self-awareness of body movement, and is something typically affected by arthritis.
There are many topical creams out there that can help with inflammation and pain management when applied to the skin over the joints in question. Capsaicin is a common ingredient found in these creams that gives you a burning or tingling sensation when providing relief. Capsaicin dulls the nerve cells that send pain messages to the brain, and may need to be reapplied throughout the day.
A Better Solution
A knee sleeve or compression sock combined with a topical is the ultimate pain elief solution for your arthritic joints. In the past, you would have had to apply the cream, then added the sleeve on top, usually dealing with a stinky smell or sticky feeling on the skin. Nufabrx has created a revolutionary technology to add pain relief medication directly into the fabric and garments you wear. Our capsaicin-infused compression gloves, socks, knee and arm sleeves are perfect for all day wear to fight against your daily arthritis pain. Say goodbye to pain, when you say hello to Nufabrx.