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“Suffering From Achy Joints?” ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF
Do you find yourself feeling sore and achy in one or more of your joints? It is possible, that you may be experiencing the symptoms of osteoarthritis. According to the American Arthritis Association, Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis affecting people as they age. There are many reasons why people get OA, but the main one is that we are all living longer. Thus, there is more wear and tear on joint cartilage, causing inflammation and pain after activity. Symptoms of Osteoarthritis Arthritis in the spine, knees, hips and fingers are the most common areas for Osteoarthritis to occur. The symptoms typically come on slowly, but as the disease continues more symptoms occur such as: • Pain in the joints • Tenderness in one or more joints • Stiffness after periods of sitting or inactivity. This is especially noted when getting up in the morning • Flare-ups of pain and inflammation after using the arthritic joint • Sounds or sensations of bone rubbing on bone when moving the joint Causes of Osteoarthritis While the exact mechanisms of how OA starts are not known, a lifestyle of
inactivity, weakness in and around the joint, injury or disease can accelerate OA in people, even in young adults. Your cartilage is a shock absorber for your joints and depends on your overall health and nutrition to survive the relentless daily pounding it takes. Over time, joint alignment and muscle weakness can significantly affect the pressure on the cartilage causing it to wear down faster.
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