Arthritis and joint pain
Strong, pain-free, and fully mobile joints are tremendously important if we.re to get the most out of life. Joint pain or even just discomfort can make almost any activity less enjoyable, and when our movements are restricted by even mild joint pain, seemingly simple tasks can become inconvenient or just too difficult.
There are many types of problems that can affect joints, but one of the most common and most debilitating is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is associated with the ageing process, and causes damage to the joint cartilage, the smooth cushioning material inside joints that keeps bones from rubbing together when we move.
Another problem that can cause joint pain is not simple wear and tear over time, but an injury or trauma that damages cartilage. This most often impacts athletes and people who work physically, but like any accidental injury, can affect anyone unlucky enough to cause damage to their joints.