When medical conditions such as bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, sprains/strains and gout cause swelling, pain and inflammation in joints, people want immediate joint pain relief that is effective and long-lasting. The most common form of pain relief for minor to moderately stiff, achy joints is over the counter NSAIDS, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, aspirin or naproxen. NSAIDs work by blocking Cox-1 and Cox-2 enzymes that are responsible for producing prostaglandins, a chemical associated with fatty acids that cause pain and swelling.
Glucosamine chondroitin is an effective means of relieving arthritis joint pain relief. It’s safe, affordable, and effective.
Prescription NSAIDs include Daypro, Lodine and Indocin as well as a Cox-2 inhibitor called Celebrex, which was created to provide people with joint pain relief without the gastrointestinal problems caused by traditional NSAIDs. Many people cannot take ibuprofen or aspirin due to severe side effects such as diarrhea, heartburn, constipation, nausea and stomachache and turn to Celebrex for relief of arthritis-like joint pain.
Topical agents that contain capsaicin may provide joint pain relief by blocking the ability of substance P from transmitting pain signals to the brain. Substance P also stimulates endorphin release which promotes blockage of pain signals as well. A neuropeptide acting like a neurotransmitter, substance P moderates firing of C-fiber nerves which reduces the perception of pain by the brain.
Simultaneously, endorphins are released due to capsaicin activity that targets opoid receptors in the brain to minimize pain sensations. Joint pain relief can also include a physical therapy or exercise regimen designed to strengthen joint muscles, improve flexibility and stabilize problematic joint conditions. Patients suffering from joint pain may visit a physical therapist once a week in order for the therapist to apply pain reducing techniques involving cold/heat therapy, manual manipulation of extremities to restore joint health and electrical nerve stimulation.
One aspect of a joint pain relief program may include losing weight by adopting healthier eating habits and regularly exercising as directed by your doctor or physical therapist. Swimming is frequently recommended as a way to strengthen joints, reduce pain and improve range of motion because it does not place any impact on joints and works to relieve joint pressure due to the buoyancy of water. In addition to obesity contributing to knee joint pain, weighing 50 pounds more than your normal weight will also promote the development of other medical conditions that may exacerbate joint pain and make it more difficult to treat the root cause of the pain.
For joint relief pain that is caused by temporary conditions such as sprains and strains, a remedy called PRICE (protect, rest, ice, compress and elevate) can be implemented to reduce pain and promote healing. By protecting the joint with a brace, resting the affected joint by using it as little as possible, placing ice on the joint several times a day to reduce swelling, using an elastic wrap as a compress and elevating the joint while resting, a normal joint sprain will usually heal within two to three days. In addition, taking ibuprofen, aspirin or naproxen can provide added relief from pain and stiffness while waiting for the joint to heal.
Synflex first tests on liquid glucosamine for arthritis pain relief were done in 1998. Testing made clear that the absorption rate and bio-availability of glucosamine in liquid was significantly higher than in pills. Pills and capsules contain glucosamine that is in powder form and liquid is absorbed much better than powder, at a rate of 80-85% absorption. In short, glucosamine chondroitin in liquid form for arthritis pain relief is absorbed faster and it provides greater impact.
The reports on the use of capsule or pill forms of glucosamine vary greatly. Synflex users’ testimonials prove over and over that Synflex is the best medicine for arthritis pain relief. Combining glucosamine and chondroitin to simply excel in the treatment of osteoarthritis joint pain for over a decade and in over 100 countries.