What is Arthritis?

Arthritis refers to a group of conditions which include the very common variation of Osteoarthritis (leading cause of disability in patients over 55). Osteoarthritis may be caused by previous joint injuries, sporting injuries and previous joint surgery. A person who is overweight or obese is more likely to suffer from osteoarthritis. Excessive burden or strain on the joint as a result of sport or your occupation also means that you have an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis. Other factors that may increase your risk of developing osteoarthritis are older age, being female or having another member of your family with the condition.

In osteoarthritis, the cartilage covering the parts of the bones forming a joint tends to wear away, resulting over time in bones rubbing against each other, causing inflammation, pain and stiffness.

Arthritis can develop slowly and gradually worsens over time. Symptoms of Arthritis, which may develop in one or several joints, range from mild to very severe and may include:
• Pain during movement and even at rest
• A grating sensation in the joint during movement
• Stiffness after periods of rest
• Joint swelling
• Loss of range of movement
• Loss of coordination
• Weakened posture due to pain and stiffness

Treatments for the condition vary (depending on the extent of the disease and other factors) but Visco-Supplementation injections are one of the safest and most natural treatments available in the market today. The treatment works to supplement the patient’s natural synovial fluid through injections of sodium hyaluronate, the substance which gives synovial fluid its viscosity and elasticity. When injected, Suplasyn increases the natural lubricants and shock absorbants in the affected joint to significantly reduce pain and stiffness. See more on Visco-Supplementation.

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