Your joints connect the bones in your body and are the reason why you are able to move. Healthy joints are vital for everyone. But did you know that approximately 15 million Americans suffer from severe joint pain? In this article, we will go over what causes joint pain, and what you could do to reduce, or get rid of, the symptoms.
What Causes Joint Pain?
We need to understand what actually causes joint pain before we jump into the remedies. Joint damage can occur for a number of reasons, including sports injuries, physical use, autoimmune responses to the tissues, and a lifetime of wear and tear on articular cartilages. The most common cause of joint pain is arthritis. Older adults are especially vulnerable, and as much as 60% of the aging population suffer from joint pain. The most commonly used joints tend to be affected the most, such as your wrists, hands, hips, and knees. However, the shoulders and feet, and spinal areas of the neck and back can also be impacted.
Let’s break it down on a scientific level. The slow deterioration of your joints affects the synovial lining, ligaments, tendons, meniscus sack, bone areas, and limited stem cells that can gain access to these tissues. Cartilage is a rubber-like substance and does not have as much direct blood supply or repair mechanisms as other soft tissues and organs of the body. Unfortunately, worn-out joint tissues do not have much ability to regenerate new cells and repair these tissues. These conditions become chronic to the suffering individual.
When the joint tissue deterioration has become inflamed with the body’s immune responses, these immune cells and their collective reactions exacerbate the problem. When joint tissue has deteriorated to the point that there is little to no joint tissue to cushion the bones, the joint can no longer function properly.
Joint Pain Symptoms - Be Aware of Warning Signs
As we mentioned earlier, it is extremely difficult for deteriorated joint tissue to regenerate new cells. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the symptoms of arthritis to stop it before it is too late. Aching joints could be a warning sign that your tissues are deteriorating, and you should see a doctor if:
- The area around the joint is swollen, red, tender.
- The joint appears deformed.
- Swelling of the joint occurs suddenly.
- The joint feels stiff and immobile.
Age is the main risk factor for arthritis, but there are other risk groups that need to be extra aware of symptoms. Other risk factors include:
- Family history - Arthritis can run in the family, and you will be more prone to joint problems if your parents or grandparents are suffering from the disorder.
- Your Sex - Women are more likely than men to develop rheumatoid arthritis, and men are more likely to develop Gout arthritis.
- Obesity - Being overweight can lead to joint pain, especially in your knees, as your joints are put under more stress by carrying excess weight.
- Previous joint injury - Previously injured people are more likely to develop arthritis in the joints that have been injured before.
How To Treat Joint Pain
As a result of the deteriorating joint tissue, you lose mobility in the joints, suffer pain, and cannot do physical activities as you once did. This becomes debilitating and depressing and prevents you from being able to physically function and enjoy life. The good news is that there are remedies available.
One relief for deteriorated joints is replacement surgery, although it is the last resort. The two most common replacement surgeries are for knees and hips, but could also be done on other joints such as ankles and shoulders. As the name suggests, during a replacement surgery an orthopedic surgeon will surgically remove the damaged joint and replace it with an artificial or prosthetic substitute.
There are a number of different procedures and artificial joints made by a variety of materials. However, replacement surgeries are often costly and take a long time to recover from, which is why it is only recommended if absolutely necessary. Before recommending surgery, doctors and surgeons will usually suggest that you explore other options, including:
- Weight loss to easy stress on the joints.
- Physical therapy to strengthen surrounding muscles.
- Steroid injections, like cortisone, lubricate and cushion the joint.
- Non-steroidal medications to reduce swelling and pain.
If your symptoms do not improve after trying these strategies, the joint may have deteriorated to a point where surgery is the only option for long-term relief.
Cell Regenerative Supplement - LAMININE
You want to avoid surgery if it’s not absolutely necessary, and save the deteriorating joints if they can be saved. As mentioned, there are non-steroidal products on the market that could ease your pain. New studies suggest that you can now save your deteriorating joints through cell growth factors.
Growth factors are a group of biologically active polypeptides produced by the body that can stimulate cellular division, growth, and cell differentiation. In articular cartilage, numerous growth factors work in concert to regulate the development and homeostasis of articular cartilage throughout life.
Growth factors stimulate collagen production, one of the primary structural components of cartilage. It is thought that growth factors offer promising treatments for enhanced regeneration of cartilage in articular cartilage defects or in situations of more widespread cartilage loss such as those that occur in osteoarthritis (OA).
Recent research is unraveling the role that growth factors have in stimulating cellular division, growth, and stimulation of different types of cells in joint tissues. This has been an exciting discovery whereby researchers are working with growth factors to stimulate cartilage production.
Orthopedic clinical studies have shown very successful results of the joint becoming less painful and more mobile from injecting growth factors. In the study, the orthopedic surgeon used the patient’s own growth factors concentrated from their blood plasma and injected them into the knee joints. Indications from the testing showed that the joint tissue became denser, and showed repair and growth of the knee joint tissues. It has been discovered that the ends of the bone cells still retain the ability to grow cartilage and stimulate collagen and matrix fibers in these tissues.
Growth factors in LifePharm’s proprietary fertilized egg extract have been identified as TGF-B (transforming growth factor, beta), PDGF (Platelet-derived growth factor), and FGF2 (fibroblast growth factor 2). These growth factors are identical in structure in both the chicken and the human similar to the use of human plasma. These growth factors have been studied for their stimulation of cellular division, growth, and differentiation in articular cartilage.
Anti-inflammatory Joint Pain Reducer - OMEGA+++
There are a few different pain relievers on the market that can mitigate joint pain, and these relievers are called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents. These may relieve temporary flare ups, but long-term use may cause upset or even bleeding to the stomach.
Certain groups should be especially careful to use these products, including people with:
- Kidney conditions
- Liver conditions
- Heath conditions
- High blood pressure
- Fluid retention
The anti-inflammatory agents check the painful immune response, causing the inflammation but do not help the root cause of the deteriorating bone and cartilage tissues.
Luckily, there are more natural alternatives. OMEGA+++ is produced in a GMP-certified facility made with high-quality, non-GMO, sustainably sourced and contaminant-free Omega-3 rich fish oil. Omega-3 fatty acids have well documented anti-inflammatory properties, and numerous studies have shown Omega-3 consumption has slowed down the development of auto-immune joint deterioration and reduced the severity of the joint condition
Randomized clinical trials have demonstrated a range of clinical benefits in patients consuming quality omega-3 fatty acids with severe joint disorders. Results showed that patients had a reduction in pain, less morning stiffness, improved mobility and less use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents.
Combine LAMININE and OMEGA+++ to Support Joint Health and Ease Pain
For optimal results, we recommend combining LAMININE with our
OMEGA+++ supplement. As mentioned above, OMEGA+++ supports cardiovascular, neurological and joint health, and also comes with numerous other health benefits, including:
- Supports the circulatory system*
- Reduces inflammation*
- Supports memory and cognitive functions*
- Maintains the necessary amounts of omega-3 needed to support healthy joints and bones*
- Helps protect, rebuild, and restore the structure and functions of brain cells, while shielding the brain from oxidative stress*
In an injured or osteoarthritic joint, the positive effects of any treatment such as growth factors, may all benefit from some of these growth factors. All of these tissues could possibly be affected and consuming these growth factors in Laminine may support repair mechanisms in these specialized joint areas.
For more information about our products, please visit our website.