When you ask what arthritis is, professinals will tell you
it’s inflammation of one or more joints. But you know it
better as pain, swelling, stiffness, deformity, and/or a
diminished range of motion of those joints! It’s estimated
that over 50 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis,
rheumatoid arthritis and other related conditions.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Osteo
arthritis seems to come with the wear and tear of aging and
affects nearly three-quarters of those over 50. The onset
of arthritis is marked by morning stiffness, crackling
joints, and perhaps some pain. As it progresses it causes
discomfort, more pain, and some disability. It also causes
an enormous consumption of painkillers and
anti-inflammatory drugs that can have undesirable long-term
If left untreated, osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, along
with other forms of rheumatoid disease, can become
progressively worse… painful crippling can result. This
is particularly true of rheumatoid arthritis, which can
destroy joints, unless effective treatment is administered
Modern medicine doesn’t have much to offer for these
chronic conditions… offering only symptomatic temporary
relief. True, painkillers along with the so-called NSAIDs,
non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are effective in
reducing symptoms quickly. However,these often cause
serious side effects such as ulcers and gastrointestinal
bleeding, and they don’t stop the progression of the
disease. In the long run they have actually proven to
worsen the condition by accelerating joint destruction.
Coping with the chronic pain of arthritis can be
frustrating. You get the feeling you’re all alone facing
the daily challenges caused by your arthritis symptoms.
And, the traditional treatments leave a lot to be desired.
It doesn’t have to be this bad!
The last few years of research on arthritis have brought
some hope to this dismal picture. Old herbal remedies such
as ginger, nettle, and willow bark, as well as fish oils
and the already well-known cartilage constituents
glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate, are about to
revolutionize the treatment of arthritis. These substances
not only give symptomatic relief, but, actually intervene
at the root of the arthritis problem and help the body to
rebuild functioning joints.
As they quickly sooth your pain, these powerful creams help
repair, restore and regenerate cartilage, tendons, muscle
and ligaments. Fast acting, these creams increase mobility
and optimal repair of joint structures as they help
reinforce the body’s protective linings and lubricating
fluids by recovering cell stability and function to stop
further damage. Really powerful stuff.