Friday, 22 April 2016


As a sufferer my self i wanted to write about this degenrating joint disease and the effects it can have on daily life and also what can help . 

What is osteoarthritis ? 

Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that mostly affects cartilage. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage allows bones to glide over each other. It also helps absorb shock of movement. In osteoarthritis, the top layer of cartilage breaks down and wears away. This allows bones under the cartilage to rub together. The rubbing causes pain, swelling, and loss of motion of the joint. Over time, the joint may lose its normal shape. Also, bone spurs may grow on the edges of the joint. Bits of bone or cartilage can break off and float inside the joint space, which causes more pain and damage.
People with osteoarthritis often have joint pain and reduced motion. Unlike some other forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis affects only joints and not internal organs. Rheumatoid arthritis - the second most common form of arthritis - affects other parts of the body besides the joints. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis.
What causes Osteoarthritis ?
Osteoarthritis usually happens gradually over time. Here are Some risk factors that might lead to it these include:
  • Being overweight
  • Getting older
  • Joint injury
  • Joints that are not properly formed
  • A genetic defect in joint cartilage
  • Stresses on the joints from certain jobs and playing sports.
What can help ?

Medication / pain relief can help , surgery also in later stages , but most of all you can make changes to your lifestyle to help . 

Dietary alteration and food supplements to promote changes in cartilage replacement rates. The benefits of chondroitin and glucosamine for joint health are well documented, they are primarily responsible for keeping the cartilage layers well hydrated. Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM) has also been shown in trials to reduce both acute and chronic pain for sufferers. With this type of treatment, there is a requirement to maintain a regular intake.

Here at Luscious Aloe  there are a few products which can help this joint degeneration disease.

  1. Forever Living have a product (Forever Freedom) gel, specifically for persons suffering with osteoarthritis, it contains all the ingredients previously mentioned and has yielded some fantastic results, by preventing further degradation of joint tissue, reduction of pain and increased mobility. The results are from a very extensive collection of personal testimonials made by osteoarthritis and arthritis sufferers.
  2.  Aloe MSM gel can also be bought from here and is an excellent topical application cream that uses aloe as an absorption carrier to take MSM directly into the joint area.
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