Maintaining Joint Health
March 03, 2013
As we age, our bodies tend to change. Things that once seemed so easy can become a struggle. If you are like the other 49.9 million Americans in the US that have been diagnosed with arthritis, you may be experiencing the adverse symptoms of the disease including loss of joint health.
The most common type of Arthritis is Osteoarthritis, or OA. Knee OA is the most common type of arthritis. OA in the knee can be caused by previous knee injuries, fractures, ligament tears, obesity and even genetics. Symptoms of OA in the knee are pain, stiffness, localized swelling and limited range of motion in the knee. Hip arthritis is also common and can cause groin and knee pain. The hip is one of the major weight bearing joints. The result of wear and tear can happen over time. An injury during youth can also lead to OA.
Arthritis can make everyday tasks a challenge, so you may ask yourself “How can I get healthy joints?”
Steps to Improve Joint Health
There are many things that you can do that may keep your cartilage and joints healthy. Speak with your doctor about light exercise, such as brisk walking or even aquatic classes. Be sure that you watch what you eat. It is important to maintain a healthy diet.
Many people are also adding a liquid Glucosamine supplement to their diet. Liquid Glucosamine may be able to assist in the rehabilitation of damaged and deteriorating cartilage, as clinical evidence indicates. It can reduce inflammation and stiffness, improve mobility, ease arthritis pain and improve overall joint health. Glucosamine in liquid form allows for maximum absorption and bioavailability.