Whenwe talk of arthritis knee pain, most often we're referring toosteoarthritis knee pain, a degenerative joint disease most notablydistinguished by the slow breaking down of the joint cartilage.
Manytimes osteoarthritis is caused by an old injury that has damagedcartilage; or it may be caused from everyday wear and tear, improperalignment, excessive weight, excessive activity, or overuse can causecartilage to wear away.
Arthritislimits everyday activities such as walking, dressing and bathing formore than 7 million Americans. ArthritisFacts; Arthritis Foundation
Arthritisresults in 39 million physician visits and more than a half millionhospitalizations. Arthritis Facts; ArthritisFoundation Coststo the U.S. economy totals $128 billion annually. Arthritis Facts; ArthritisFoundation
Arthritispain meds and anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen are only shortcircuiting the problem. They help us keep going, but they do nothelp the problem. As a matter of fact, it is a medical fact that theydo more harm than good. But they do decrease the pain.
So,what are we missing here? What isn't being done?
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