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Arthritis and the Biomat

Biomat soothes arthritis pain

Arthritis and the Biomat

Year after year, arthritis affects the livelihood of millions of people around the world.  Treatment varies, but one stands above the rest - the Amethyst Biomat. 

Arthritis continues to be the leading cause of disability in the United States.  Over 52.5 million adults suffer from this chronic ailment - that in one in five adults.  As a disability, arthritis includes more than 100 different types of musculoskeletal diseases and conditions that affect the joints, tissues that surround the joints and other connective tissue.  It does not discriminate.

Many people believe that arthritis only affects the elderly, but it affects all people, including children.  According to the Arthritis Foundation, 300,000 babies and children have arthritis or a rheumatic condition.  That is one out of every 250.The risk of developing arthritis increases with age.  Despite this, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly two-thirds of people with arthritis are younger than age 65.  If affects more women than men, and it crosses all racial and ethnic groups. The victim count of this relentless ailment is expected to grow.  As our population ages, the number of people diagnosed with arthritis is likely to reach 67 million by the year 2030.

The Economic and Personal Toll

For many arthritis sufferers, the disease has a negative impact on their quality of life.  The disabling factor of arthritis affects the day to day activities of most of those affected.  The disease impacts function and mobility, resulting in inactivity and loss of work.  Adults who report activity limitations also report difficulty in doing simple things like the ability to stoop, bend, or kneel, and six million of the reported sufferers are unable to walk a quarter mile.

The graph below is based on data from the CDC's 2009 National Health Survey (NHIS).  Survey respondents rated the difficulty or inability to  accomplishing day to day activities, such as grasp small objects, reach above one's head, sit more than two hours, lift or carry 10 pounds, climb a flight of stairs, push a heavy object, walk 1/4 mile, stand more than two hours, stoop, bend, or kneel.
arthritis chart biomat
Digging deeper into this issue, the numbers look even worse.  Based on data gathered from the 2010-2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), an estimated 22.6 million (9.8 percent of all adults) have inactivity limitations due to arthritis.  Based on these results, the study projects an estimated 35 million adults (44 percent of those with arthritis) will report activity limitations by the year 2040.

The Distressing Statistics

The economic burden of arthritis is taking its combined toll on individuals and the nation.   In 2003, medical expenditures and lost wages due to arthritis were approximately $128 billion as reported in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).  That statistic is equivalent to 1.2 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product for 2003.  Some forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, tend to be progressive in nature.  This means that the symptoms worsen over time.  These diseases have a long term impact on the lives of those affected, which translates into considerable social and economic costs.  A 2009 study concluded as many as one-third of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers are forced to stop work within ten years of being diagnosed.  The table below compiled by the CDC shows the total costs* (in millions of dollars) attributable to arthritis and other rheumatic conditions for each state in 2003.

Arthritis Costs

Living with Arthritis

There is no cure for arthritis, and living with the pain can be challenging.  It prevents those affected from leading active, healthy lifestyles.  With the right strategy, arthritis sufferers can learn to manage the pain and limit its impact on their life.  Arthritis pain may be treated in many ways, and it all comes down to understanding one's condition.  Arthritis is an umbrella term for over 100 different types of joint diseases.  Treatment is often medication.  However, if you do not want to be one of the 16,500 who unnecessarily die each year from arthritis medications, you may want to consider other options.

Some forms of arthritis pain can be managed through natural treatments, exercise, weight loss, physical therapy, acupuncture, tai chi, and the Amethyst Biomat.
Treatments for arthritis should be tailored to the individual's specific needs.  The type and severity of the condition varies from person to person.  Health care professionals should balance risks and benefits of each treatment to meet the personal needs of the patient.

FDA Approved Biomat Treatment for Arthritis Pain Relief

The Biomat soothes arthritis pain by delivering warm infrared heat to the affected areas.  The infrared rays penetrate deep into the body providing relief where no sport creams or patches can reach.  The warmth of the Biomat increases blood circulation.  This boost in blood flow brings oxygen and nutrients to injury sites, reducing inflammation and promoting the body's natural healing process.  The Biomat's infrared therapy effectively reduces the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis.  The Biomat will relax your body and increase mobility.  Now, you can take on the day!

Testimonials from Our Customers

"I had been suffering from Osteoarthritis for 10 years.  I strongly dislike taking medication and was willing to try anything to get rid of the pain.  I immediately began to feel relief within the first week... I am totally sold on the healing power of this wonderful product and am recommending it to others."
-K.Allen

"By my fourth [Biomat] session, not only was I walking up the stairs easier, I was actually able to walk up a steep hill in my neighborhood!  The Biomat sessions really helped to reduce the pain and inflammation I was feeling so I have no problem recommending it to anyone with arthritic problems.
-Alison

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