Wear and tearing of the joints is a normal part of ageing. When the wear and tearing is severe it will become an issue causing pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis can be a result of the normal ageing process, excessive use, injury or a family history of excessive joint wear. Usually seen in high use joints such as hips, knees and fingers osteoarthritis can affect any joint.
Joint Pain – A feeling of pain after resting for a certain period of time. Sometimes the pain felt isn’t due to serious problems and can be managed using safe and natural methods.
If you have never tried natural joint treatments before you may not be aware of the wonderful benefits you can receive without the need to go down the path of joint replacement surgery.
Patients who have supplemented their diets with Chondroitin have noticed less pain due to the supplement helping with repair and gives strength to the vital part of the cartilage health.
What is Chondroitin?
Chondroitin is a sulfate chemical that is found in cartilages around the joints in the body.
Beneficial in the following health aspects
- Heart Attack
- Muscle Soreness
- Bladder retention
- Urinary Tract Disease
Studies that were carried out by the Southern Cross University involved more than 300 patients over 5 years of patients taking glucosamine supplements over the placebo doses and the glucosamine studies came back 57% less likely to need a total joint replacement.
For the full therapeutic benefit of the glucosamine or chondroitin to be therapeutic is needs to be a sulphate form, so best to check the right ingredients listed otherwise they will not give the right therapeutic benefit that you are looking for.
For a good joint health supplements check that they contain:
- 800mg or more of Glucosamine sulphate
- Magnesium to help with the absorption and therapeutic benefits.
When starting it is suggested to start on the powdered product first and then once the pain has eased and mobility improves to go to tablet form.
If you have Osteoarthritis it is recommended that fish oil be taken with the joint supplements and a gentle moderate exercise regime.
Exercise is vital for the movement of the joints and will help to reduce inflammation and aid the healing process, its all about balance, without overextending.
Anti-inflammatory drugs will reduce inflammation and speed up degeneration of the joints and you could be subjected to possible side effects of gastric bleeding that can be fatal.
Statistic have shown that 80% of my patients have better joint health with reduced pain, increased mobility and regeneration of the joint itself when taking the joint supplements.
Joint Health, What You Need to Know About Aging.
If you would like to know more information about how starting a good regime for your joint heath from hands to knees, contact Michael Treloar ND at Myback Myopractic.