Treatment and Causes of Joint Pain And Osteoarthritis
by Dr. Jason Barker
Causes of Joint Pain
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of joint pain. It’s caused by wearing down of the cartilage inside our joints. Cartilage is a shock absorbing material that eventually wears out. Once this happens, joint pain and stiffness become more common. Contrary to popular opinion, running and being active won't wear your joints out! In fact, sedentary people have much, much more osteoarthritis than runners! Joint Formula can help reduce the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis, and slow its progression as well.
Old injuries can also be the cause of a lot of pain and discomfort. If a joint was injured when you were younger, it can certainly be a source of pain as you age. Tendons (connect muscles to bones) and ligaments (connect bone to bone) are also pain generators around joints as well. Phytoprofen and T-Relief are some of our best natural remedies for joint pain. Ligament Restore helps strengthen old, weakened connective tissues including cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.
Overuse Let’s face it; everyone tends to overdo it every so often (some of us more than others…!) Achy joints are common after too much activity. Pain and discomfort are normal ‘side effects’ from too much activity. As we mentioned before, we don’t recommend you take a lot of ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) because they keep the joints from repairing themselves. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil, provide excellent joint protection and lubrication. Omega-3 oils are also comparable to NSAIDs (without the side effects) for reducing pain and inflammation over the long term.
Keeping Joints Healthy
In addition to staying active, making sure your're adequately hydrated, getting the right nutrition, and maintaining flexibility are three key areas to keeping the joints healthy.
If you’re seeking natural joint pain relief from osteoarthritis, natural remedies for joint pain can provide the nutrients and anti-inflammatory effect you need to relieve pain and slow its progression.