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Joint Pain Relief

Updated on January 14, 2013

Understanding Joint Pain

Our joints are the areas in our body where two bones come together and act as a hinge to allow movement. Almost every bone in the body creates a joint with another bone. Joint pain and stiffness in the joints is quite common, especially among aging adults.

People who actively play sports or have experienced an injury can also be at greater risk for developing problems. It can affect one or more joints throughout the body and is sometimes accompanied by sore or aching muscles. Areas typically affected include the joints of the hip, knee, elbow, shoulder, fingers, ankle, and neck.

What Causes Joint Pain?

The causes of joint pain can include overuse, injury, strain, and degenerative disorders such as arthritis. Two of the most prevalent causes of joint pain are Rheumatoid arthritis; an autoimmune disorder and Osteoarthritis; a condition that involves the growth of bone spurs and protective cartilage found in the joints degenerating.

Non-arthritis joint pain can often be treated through basic home care which can include rest and stretching exercises (always consult your physician before engaging in any course of treatment). Anti-inflammatory medications may also help to diminish pain and swelling. Since there is no known cure for arthritis, a management plan designed to minimize pain and maximize the functionality in the joints is often the most effective course of treatment. The goal of a management plan is to create a lifestyle that is as close to normal as possible for the patient. Both Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis are chronic disorders, which mean that they often last for long periods of time (sometimes lifelong).

Joint Pain Relief

It is important for people who suffer from joint pain to find the course of relief that best suits him or her. New and better ways of controlling pain are continuously being tested and researched. Sufferers of joint pain can try a variety of techniques and solutions and decide what works best for their personal situation and lifestyle. What works for one person may not necessarily work for the next.

Joint pain is frustrating at times but it is important to know that there are treatments and solutions available that will help relieve pain and let you continue to lead an active and healthy life. Believe it or not, most doctors suggest that one of the most important things you can do to relieve joint pain is to exercise! This may sound almost impossible when it hurts just to move but the more you can keep active, the better. Exercise helps improve blood flow and circulation which helps to rebuild vital cells and remove waste.

You may also want to consider a joint supplement. One of the most well-known supplements is Glucosamine however it can have some drawbacks. Most people take anywhere from 6-9 months of use before they see any improvement if they see any results at all. Glucosamine is often made from shellfish derivatives so it can also be problematic to those with a shellfish allergy.

One joint supplement that has grown in popularity recently is Natural Joint. It is an all natural joint support supplement by Greek Island Labs made from natural fruit and vegetable extracts with properties known to help reduce inflammation and improve mobility. One of the factors behind its growing popularity is that users typically report seeing results in as little as five days. Natural joint products like this might be an excellent alternative to Glucosamine and Chondroitin for those who are looking to try something different.

In addition to exercise and a good joint supplement, be sure to stay hydrated as water is an extremely important ingredient in any joint health routine. Joint pain is a difficult challenge to deal with but the tips above should help allow you to enjoy life without being held back from your favorite activities.

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      msms 7 years ago

      Dear lender3212000 from the Beverly Hills

      Arthritis is not merely a pain but it disturbs the movements of the sufferer painfully. That has to be lived with ... life becomes a drama in Arthritis. You Hub gives great information to sufferers like me. Thanks lender3212000

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      Melinda Winner 8 years ago from Mississippi

      GREAT HUB ! GOOD INFO ! I enjoyed learning .