Anyone having problems with their joints and bones can source the help they need from this site. Here you can locate specialists and make appointments. Plus access information to better support optimal joint health.
Learn all about joints, joint development and joint nutrients.
Focusing osteoarthritis, arthritis, rheumatism and gout
Pain in the joints is usually a symptom of osteoarthritis and arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the term given to the mechanical wear of articular cartilage. Arthritis describes the inflammatory processes in the joint. Often painful inflammation and mechanical wear occur simultaneously.
Osteoarthritis most commonly occurs in the two most heavily loaded joints: the knees and the hips.
On these pages you can find:
- A doctor in your area who specialises in maintaining healthy joints.
- Information on physicians, especially orthopedic and sports physicians.
- Information around your joints; especially knees and hips
- Information about an arthroscopy and joint lavage
- Recommendations on diet for arthritis and exercise for osteoarthritis
- Recommended remedies that can help to protect your articular cartilage from wear
- Recommended resources to help build articular cartilage and inhibit inflammation
How else can you support your joints? Certainly painkillers will suppress the pain. However, they do not help joint construction and have negative side effects if used long-term. Read here about the effectiveness of individual natural supplements, in particular:
- Glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate
- Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil (EHA and DPA)
- MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)
- Pine bark extract
- Hyaluronic acid
- Vitamins, amino acids and trace elements
Specialisations & Hospitals
Musculoskeletal Radiology: Specialists deal with the diagnostic imaging of bone and joint abnormalities, including orthopedic, rheumatologic and traumatic conditions.
Orthopaedic Surgery: Specialists deal with the development, prevention, detection and treatment of congenital or acquired functional defects of the musculoskeletal system such as trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders concerned with bones, joints, muscles and tendons. Also focuses on patient rehabilitation.
Rheumatology: Specialists deal with the diagnosis and treatment of approximately 400 different, often chronic rheumatic diseases.
Hospitals: Specialists who deal with diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal and rheumatic conditions can be found in these hospitals.