Why hip replacement? One of the largest joints in the human body is the hip. A healthy hip joint will be surrounded by cartilage to support the joints and stop the bones from rubbing against each other. The ‘ball and socket joint’ is connected by ligaments and lubricated to help prevent friction. SUMMARY In this [...]
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis, degenerative joint disease, OA, or osteoarthrosis, is a form of arthritis caused by inflammation, breakdown, and the eventual loss of cartilage in the joints -  cartilage wears down slowly over time. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. The progression, or stages of osteoarthritis extends over several years, [...]
Joint pain and diseases of the joints can be complex. A common causes can be one of several arthritis types, which come in many different forms such as rheumatism, osteoarthritis or gout. In many cases, it’s possible to have a combination of these conditions. SUMMARY This article explains the differences between Arthritis, Rheumatism, Osteoarthritis and Gout. [...]
Early arthritis detection is difficult, it is a degenerative joint disease that can begin early in life. However, the changes in articular cartilage are usually only detected after the patient begins to experience pain. This may be years or even decades after the initial cartilage injury. Unfortunately, joint pain is usually a sign of advanced [...]
SUMMARY Vitamin C deficiency affects about 30% of people. This shortage causes an increased inflammation of the joints. The intake of vitamin C can improve symptoms of arthritis. Vitamin C therefore forms part of a natural basic treatment for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Benefits of vitamins in arthritis treatment Vitamins are important cofactors of enzymes and [...]
SUMMARY Vitamin E is an import antioxidant that can decrease the activity of free radicals. This can help to reduce the damaging effects of oxidative stress on joint cartilage. Since vitamin E also has anti-inflammatory properties, it may have an important role to play in the natural treatment of osteoarthritis. What is Vitamin E Vitamin E [...]
SUMMARY Type II collagen can be found in almost all cartilage tissue, which is why it is often included in supplements or topical creams for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). Although some clinical research has shown a pain relieving effect, the science overall is not clear whether collagen is a reliable OA treatment option. More research is therefore needed. [...]
SUMMARY Green-lipped mussel has pain relieving properties and been shown to reduce pain intensity and increase the mobility of knee joints in patients with osteoarthritis. Significantly, it supports better intestinal health, because it is better digestible than many other conventional treatments. The symptoms of osteoarthritis can be improved by supplementation with glucosamine and green-lipped mussels. How [...]
SUMMARY Hyaluronic acid is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, especially in association with knee joints. Early research has focused on intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid and achieved positive results. The advantage of using hyaluronic acid to minimise osteoarthritis symptoms is that it doesn’t present the same side effects as NSAIDs. This make HA more [...]