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Joint Pain


What is a joint?

Simply speaking, a joint is a connection between two bones end. These bone endsare wrapped by a layer called cartilage. Cartilage functions as a shock absorber andprovide lubrication for movement.


What is a joint?

Simply speaking, a joint is a connection between two bone ends. These bone ends are wrapped by a layer called cartilage. Cartilage functions as a shock absorber and provide lubrication for movement.

There is also a container surrounding the two bone ends. It is called a joint capsule. Inside the joint capsule is a very important lubricating fluid for our joint called synovium fluid. Beside synovium fluid, there exists all sorts of strings which are attached to the joint to hold it together. These are called tendons or ligaments.


So, a joint is where two bone ends meet together. Like a machine, to move around, it needs supports –a cushion layer, lubrication and some ‘gears’. Over time these parts can break down and cause problems, and repairs are necessary.

01. Causes of Joint Pain

Where does the pain come from?

  • Inflammation 
  • Symptoms

What is Inflammation?

Simply, inflammation = joint pain. 

There are many underlying conditions that directly leads to inflammation. Commonly it comes in different forms of arthritis. Research on what type of joint pain you have and consult with a doctor to determine best course of action.

Condition and Cause

Condition

Cause of Condition


Rheumatoid Arthritis

Immune system  disorder.


Osteoarthritis

Wear and tearby age or injury.


Infectious
Arthritis

Virus or bacteria.


Gout

Built up of acidic  ‘crystals’ in joint.


Strain and
Sprain

Sport activities  or injuries.


Osteoathritis

  • Swollen joints in symmetrical  pattern e.g. both knees or  wrists have pain. 
  • Warmth and redness in the joint.
  • Pea-shaped bumps under the  skin, especially in elbow or feet.
  • Fatigue and weakness.


Cause of Pain - Inflammation  that leads to  pain.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Stiffness and limited range of  motion.
  • Bony lumps in fingers.
  • Changes in weather can trigger  the pain.


Cause of Pain - Bone ends with-out cartilage  rubs together,  leading to  swelling then  pain.

Infectious Arthritis

  • Swelling and redness.
  • Accompanied by chills & fever.


Cause of Pain - Inflammation  that leads to  pain.

Gout


  • Sudden and severe pain.

  • Often occur at night.


    Cause of Pain
    - Crystals poke   around in the  joint, causing  inflammation,  then pain.

Strain and Sprain

The severity of the pain of  strains & sprains can vary.
Strain symptom is usually pain  in the muscle as it is a muscle  tendon damage.
Sprain on the other hand can  be felt by immovable joint and  a pop or a  tear in the joint.


Cause of Pain 
- Strains are caused by atear or stretch of the   muscle. 
- Sprains are when the  ligament is stretched  or teared.

Other Symptoms

  • Cartilage and ligaments tear such as ACL tear.
  • Broken or dislocated bones and (spinal) deformation.



*These conditions can have varied symptoms, so make sure to consult with your orthopedic. 

02. Treatments

Common ways to deal with joint pain.

  • Traditional
  • Alternative

Great efforts are being put into forming treatment that treat problems at the root, however, many challenges remain. Arthritis conditions still remain one of the biggest medical and healthcare challenge to overcome.  Some popular mainstream treatment includes joint injection, medication drugs and biological drugs. These have serious and unpredictable side effects and requires professional consultation before taking on. Treatment with these methods are often very expensive. 


It is a common practice for doctors to prescribe pharmaceutical drugs for joint pain. These drugs while certainly effective, they can have serious side effects. So, it is also a growing trend for doctors to prescribe nutraceuticals products to limit the use of drugs. For example, prescribing omega-3s can reduce the dosage of Ibuprofen. 

A considerable number of joint pain sufferers find non-medication and non-traditional methods very beneficial. Alternative pain treatment methods are usually in form of nerve calm and physical therapy. Biological substances such as essential oils and food-related mixture is also used by many. Always be cautious when dealing with alternative therapies and consult with a professional. 


Acupuncture

Fine needles inserted into skin to release blocked energy.A numerous number of people has found this treatment helpful and it isquite prevalent in Asian countries.


Chiropractic   

A form of physical therapy. Mainly to alleviate dislocation,deformation and injuries. The principle behind chiropractic is to relieve nervepressure in the spine and joint to relieve pain and restore functionalities.


Other Methods

Aromatherapy, Homeopathy and Massage.

  • Topical System

Through topical system, when the product is applied to the affected area, it allows the ingredients to be absorbed directly into the blood stream through the skin. This results in fast and effective penetration towards the source of the problem. Therefore, resulting in rapid relief and recovery.


All in One Solution

Topical system relief product is an all-in-one solution to tackle the health of your skin, muscle and joints. Rather than spending hundreds of dollars and your valuable time swallowing enormous pills, we thought one cream is the better way to go. So that's what we created, an all-in-one cream to maintain health and tackle pain at its source. Naturally.


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Recent advances in natural products meant that the quality and effectiveness of natural products are are just as good if not, better than over the counter drugs. This allowed Kōrure to formulate a potent natural relief cream that can even outperform conventional relief cream products!It is also free from nasties like parabens, phthalates, sulfates, which can cause severe health issues over time.

03. Prevention

Prevention is better than cure. Learn how to avoid joint pain.

  • Lifestyle
  • Diet
  • Exercise


Hygiene

Be hygienic, bacteria and virus can infectyour joint and cause arthritis. 


Weight

Keep a healthy weight. Being overweight can put a lot of pressure on the joint. 


Posture

Keep good posture – avoid slouching.


Smoking & Alcohol

Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption. 


Processed Food

Avoid foods that are highly processed that have added  salt or sugar. By simply avoiding these foods can  prevent many health problems, not only joint problems. 


Calcium and Vitamin D

Consume more Calcium and Vitamin D. Popular food source is milk for Calcium. Fish and egg for vitamin D. 


Seafood

Add more seafood into your diet. If not, supplementation of omega-3 is recommend.


Stretch and do light exercises regularlyto relax your joint and reduce stiffness.


Other Exercises

  • Aerobic exercises such as walking and cycling.
  • Weightlifting and strength training (it is important to maintain correct form).

Want to find out more?

We recommend these books...

No More Joint Pain

Yale University Press


The Treatment of Arthritis

John Gahan, LCGI


Pain in the Joints

Lars Arendt-Nielsen


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