Osteoarthritis and the solution

Osteoarthritis (OA) also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joints, including articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Symptoms may include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, locking, and sometimes an effusion. A variety of causes—hereditary, developmental, metabolic, and mechanical—may initiate processes leading to loss of cartilage. When bone surfaces become less well protected by cartilage, bone may be exposed and damaged. As a result of decreased movement secondary to pain, regional muscles may atrophy, and ligaments may become more lax.

Treatment generally involves a combination of exercise, lifestyle modification and analgesics. If pain becomes debilitating joint replacement surgery may be used to improve the quality of life. OA is the most common form of arthritis, and the leading cause of chronic disability in the United States. It affects about 8 million people in the United Kingdom and nearly 27 million people in the United States.

Osteoarthritis can be classified into either primary or secondary depending on if there is or is not an identifiable underlying cause.

The main symptom is pain, causing loss of ability and often stiffness. “Pain” is generally described as a sharp ache, or a burning sensation in the associate muscles and tendons. OA can cause a crackling noise (called “crepitus”) when the affected joint is moved or touched, and patients may experience muscle spasm and contractions in the tendons. Occasionally, the joints may also be filled with fluid. Humid and cold weather increases the pain in many patients.

OA commonly affects the hands, feet, spine, and the large weight bearing joints, such as the hips and knees, although in theory, any joint in the body can be affected. As OA progresses, the affected joints appear larger, are stiff and painful, and usually feel worse, the more they are used throughout the day, thus distinguishing it from rheumatoid arthritis.

In smaller joints, such as at the fingers, hard bony enlargements, called Heberden’s nodes (on the distal interphalangeal joints) and/or Bouchard’s nodes (on the proximal interphalangeal joints), may form, and though they are not necessarily painful, they do limit the movement of the fingers significantly. OA at the toes leads to the formation of bunions, rendering them red or swollen. Some people notice these physical changes before they experience any pain.

OA is the most common cause of joint effusion, sometimes called water on the knee in lay terms, an accumulation of excess fluid in or around the knee joint.

Exercise, including running in the absence of injury, has not been found to increase one’s risk of developing osteoarthritis. Some investigators believe that mechanical stress on joints underlies all osteoarthritis, with many and varied sources of mechanical stress, including misalignments of bones caused by congenital or pathogenic causes; mechanical injury; overweight; loss of strength in muscles supporting joints; and impairment of peripheral nerves, leading to sudden or uncoordinated movements that overstress joints.

This type of OA is a chronic degenerative disorder related to but not caused by aging, as there are people well into their nineties who have no clinical or functional signs of the disease. As a person ages, the water content of the cartilage decreases as a result of a reduced proteoglycan content, thus causing the cartilage to be less resilient. Without the protective effects of the proteoglycans, the collagen fibers of the cartilage can become susceptible to degradation and thus exacerbate the degeneration. Inflammation of the surrounding joint capsule can also occur, though often mild (compared to that which occurs in rheumatoid arthritis). This can happen as breakdown products from the cartilage are released into the synovial space, and the cells lining the joint attempt to remove them. New bone outgrowths, called “spurs” or osteophytes, can form on the margins of the joints, possibly in an attempt to improve the congruence of the articular cartilage surfaces. These bone changes, together with the inflammation, can be both painful and debilitating.

A number of studies have shown that there is a greater prevalence of the disease between siblings and especially identical twins, indicating a hereditary basis. Up to 60% of OA cases are thought to result from genetic factors.

Both primary generalized nodal OA and erosive OA (EOA. also called inflammatory OA) are sub-sets of primary OA. EOA is a much less common, and more aggressive inflammatory form of OA which often affects the DIPs and has characteristic changes on X-Ray.

This type of Osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative disorder related to but not caused by aging, as there are people well into their nineties who have no clinical or functional signs of the disease. As a person ages, the water content of the cartilage decreases as a result of a reduced proteoglycan content, thus causing the cartilage to be less resilient. Without the protective effects of the proteoglycans, the collagen fibers of the cartilage can become susceptible to degradation and thus exacerbate the degeneration. Inflammation of the surrounding joint capsule can also occur, though often mild (compared to that which occurs in rheumatoid arthritis). This can happen as breakdown products from the cartilage are released into the synovial space, and the cells lining the joint attempt to remove them. New bone outgrowths, called “spurs” or osteophytes, can form on the margins of the joints, possibly in an attempt to improve the congruence of the articular cartilage surfaces. These bone changes, together with the inflammation, can be both painful and debilitating.

Taking pill or tablets with MSM and glucosamine can bring about relief to osteoarthritis but there is a solution to this degenerative form of arthritis which will bring about more than relief. A suspended gel which is significantly more bioavailable than pills or tablets has emerged as the solution for any form of joint pain and any form of joint pain disease – be it arthritis or osteoarthritis. FLX is the cure and solution for osteoarthritis. Get FLX and be on your way to being joint pain free!

Order Products

order agel now

Opportunity Sign up

order agel now

Information

Questions?

Tags

acne agel anti aging Antioxidants Antioxidant Supplement Appetite Suppressant Arthritis boost immunity cancer Cardiovascular Disease Cash Flow celadrin cholesterol levels Chondroitin Coenzyme Q10 coq10 detox digestive system Earn Extra Income Entrepreneur Fucoidan glucosamine Health Technology Heart Disease Home Based Business home based business ideas Home Based Business Opportunities Home Based Business Opportunity Home Business Residual Income Immune System Immune System Booster joint health Joint Pain Joint Pain Relief Knee Pain lecithin melatonin MSM Parabens Policosanol Residual Income skin care taurine Turmeric vitamins acai (1)
Acai berry (2)
Acne (41)
Acne scars (3)
Acne treatment (2)
ACT exams (1)
AgelCares Foundation (1)
anterior knee pain (2)
Anti aging (16)
Anti Aging Cream (10)
Anti Aging Products (7)
Anti Aging Skin Care (10)
Anti Aging Skin Care Products (4)
Anti Aging Skin Supplement (3)
Anti Aging Supplements (9)
antibiotics (1)
Antioxidant (2)
antioxidant juice (2)
Antioxidant Supplement (38)
Antioxidants (56)
Apoptosis (1)
Appetite Suppressant (18)
Apple cider vinegar (1)
Arthritis (42)
Asthma (1)
B12 (1)
Back Pain (12)
Bacteria (9)
Bioavailability (6)
Blood pressure (2)
Blood Pressure (1)
body odor (1)
boost immunity (6)
Breast cancer (7)
Caffeine (10)
Calcium Supplement (19)
cancer (35)
Cardiovascular Disease (34)
Cardiovascular diseases (4)
Cash Flow (22)
Cataract (1)
celadrin (7)
Celadrin Healthy Joints (5)
Cell Apoptosis (4)
Chemotherapy Alternatives (2)
Chlorophyll (1)
cholesterol (3)
cholesterol levels (19)
Chondroitin (13)
Christmas (1)
Cialis (5)
Coenzyme Q10 (28)
collagen fibers (5)
Collagen Supplements (37)
Colon Cancer Alternative (1)
constipation (1)
CoQ10 (36)
Crestor (4)
D-Ribose (1)
Deodorant (1)
Dermatologist (3)
Detox (10)
detoxification (9)
detoxify (6)
Diabetes (1)
diet (19)
digestive system (30)
Disease (2)
Drugs (1)
Earn Extra Income (25)
Ebola (1)
enema (1)
Energy drink (1)
Energy drinks (4)
Entrepreneur (48)
Erectile dysfunction (14)
Essential Minerals (20)
Essential Vitamins (10)
Fat (2)
Fathers day (2)
fever (1)
Financial Freedom (13)
flu (5)
Flu elimination (5)
flu shots (1)
flu symptoms (1)
flu vaccine (1)
Foot pain (1)
Free Radicals (3)
Fucoidan (81)
Gac (1)
Gel Scrub (1)
Ginseng (13)
Ginseng Root (9)
glucosamine (14)
Glutathione (5)
HCA Supplement (11)
health insurance (2)
Health Supplement (1)
Health Supplements (37)
Health Technology (7)
Healthcare (5)
Healthy Joints (13)
Heart attack (3)
Heart Disease (10)
Heart Health (15)
Heartburn Relief (1)
High Blood Pressure (4)
Home Based Business (128)
Home Based Business Ideas (14)
Home Based Business Opportunities (21)
Home Based Business Opportunity (28)
Home Business Residual Income (40)
How to lose weight (2)
How to lose weight fast (1)
Hypertension (3)
Immune Support (15)
Immune System (57)
Immune System Booster (32)
Immunity Builder (11)
Infections (1)
Inner knee pain (2)
insomnia (12)
insurance (2)
Interview (2)
Interviewing (1)
Interviews (1)
intimacy (3)
Iodine (1)
Job (1)
job search (1)
Joint Pain (38)
Joint Pain Relief (14)
Joint Pain Video (5)
Knee joint pain (10)
Knee Pain (51)
L-Carnitine (2)
lecithin (4)
Leukemia Destruction (1)
libido (10)
licithin (2)
Lipitor (6)
Lose weight (9)
Losing Weight Naturally (5)
Lower back pain (5)
Lutein (1)
Macular degeneration (1)
Magnesium Supplement (1)
Makeup (19)
Manage Stress (1)
melatonin (30)
Mineral Supplement (11)
Minerals (11)
Minerals and Vitamins (12)
MLM (3)
Mothers day (6)
MSM (23)
muscle pain (1)
Natural Energy (5)
Nervous system (1)
Network Marketing (13)
Nutrition (6)
Omega 3 (5)
ORAC (1)
Osteoarthritis (3)
Osteoporosis Prevention (6)
ovarian cancer (1)
Oyster Mushroom (1)
Parabens (4)
Phytonutrients (1)
placebo (1)
Plastic surgery (1)
Policosanol (38)
pomegranate (1)
Probiotics (1)
prostate cancer (1)
Protein (8)
Protein Snacks (9)
Protein Supplements (8)
red bull (5)
Residual Income (102)
Resume (2)
Rheumatoid arthritis (1)
Rhodiola (6)
Salmon (4)
Schizandra (2)
selenium (3)
sinus infection (1)
Skin cancer (2)
Skin care (52)
sleep (6)
Sleeping (15)
sleeping aid (1)
sore throat (1)
statins (8)
Strep throat (1)
Stress (15)
Stress Reducer (2)
Surgery (2)
Tanning (1)
Tanning bed (2)
Taurine (3)
Thanksgiving (1)
trans fat (1)
Turmeric (22)
Unemployment (2)
Valentine (4)
valentines day (1)
Viagra (3)
Vitamin B12 (2)
Vitamin C (1)
Vitamin D (10)
vitamin d deficiency (1)
Vitamin D3 (2)
Vitamin Supplement (13)
Vitamins (14)
Vitamins and minerals (1)
Weight control (12)
Weight Loss (8)
Weight Loss Supplement (12)
Work at home (1)
Work from home (3)
Wrist Pain (4)
Yohimbine (6)
Zocor (1)

WP Cumulus Flash tag cloud by Roy Tanck requires Flash Player 9 or better.