Sunday, May 10, 2009

The most common form of joint disease is....

Osteoarthritis (OA), or Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD).
An estimated 20.7 million Americans are affected by this.Most of them are over the age of 45. Arthritis mean "joint inflammation".

This condition can cause pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints.
As people age, the water portion of the joint cartilage increases while the protein part degenerates.
Osteoarthritis is a major cause for approximately 70% of
all knee replacements
and hip replacements.
Osteoarthritis is considered a "cold" disease. This is why all salves and heat generated packs for the disorder have a warming effect on the tissue. By increasing circulation in the joint, promoting increased movement and helps in the delivery of nutrients to the bones.

This is for informational purpose only. Consult your doctor for further information.

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