Joint Pain and Inflammation
The adult human skeleton has over 200 bones connected by cartilages, tendons, ligaments and joints. Each bone constantly undergoes modeling during life to help it adapt to changing biomechanical forces, as well as remodeling to remove old, micro-damaged bone and replace it with new, mechanically stronger bone to help preserve bone strength.
Joint Structure and Function: An Overview
A joint forms the connection between two bones. In order for a joint to move freely, the bone ends are covered with cartilage – a tough, slippery material that acts as a protective cushion. The bones are connected to each other by ligaments – tough bands of tissue that hold the joint in place and reinforce the joint capsules. The muscles are attached to bones by tendons, bands of tissue that are longer than ligaments. Each joint is lined by a synovial membrane, a sac containing synovial fluid, which acts as a lubricant, enabling the joint surfaces to function in a smooth, friction-free way. Normally, the fluid is viscous, clear and nearly colorless, and it provides nourishment for the cartilage, which contains no blood vessels.
The joints make our body skeleton flexible, without them, movement would be impossible. Joints provide support and allow our bodies to move in many ways. Some joints open and close like a hinge (such as knees and elbows), whereas others allow for more complicated movement — a shoulder or hip joint, for example, allows for backward, forward, sideways, and rotating movement.
Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and cause a lot of pain. Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, tendonitis, strains, sprains, and other injuries.
What is Inflammation?
Inflammation is your body’s defensive reaction to injury, infection or damaged tissue, which helps to destroy, remove or separate the injured tissue and the virus from the rest of the body.
While the inflammatory process is generally normal and natural, some diseases – like autoimmune arthritis – can cause the immune system to trigger an inflammatory response when there are no foreign substances to fight off.
Learn more about inflammation at: https://www.veturotherapy.com/inflammation-at-the-root-of-most-diseases/
Joint pain is very common problem with many possible causes. But it’s usually a result of injury or arthritis
Joint pain can be discomfort, pain or inflammation arising from any part of a joint — including cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons or muscles. Most commonly, however, joint pain refers to arthritis or arthralgia, which is inflammation or pain from within the joint itself. Management strategies for joint pain include pain-relieving medications, physical therapies and complimentary therapies/alternative treatments.
Far Infrared Therapy is High-Tech Recovery Technique
Gloves, Socks and Compression Body Supports could be your everyday products that help relieve joint pain and inflammation with far-infrared therapy. The idea behind far infrared (FIR) radiation therapy is the use of far-infrared light to penetrate deeper into your skin than heat can. FIR isn’t visible to the human eye, but we feel it as radiant warmth (don’t get confused with red light therapy, which is visible to the human eye). In fact, FIR therapy has been around for ages.
If you’re interested in trying out this high-tech recovery technique you might consider our products made with latest infrared technologies.
A review of far-infrared clinical trials explains that energy (heat) from your body is transferred to the ceramic particles, which absorb the heat and then re-emit it as far-infrared light back to your body.
Joint Arthritis pain is one of the most common reasons patients see their doctors
TREATMENT FOR ARTHRITIS has several goals: relief of pain, reduction of stiffness, control of inflammation, maintenance of joint mobility, and prevention of deformity. Very often, a combination of therapies may be required.
How does Far Infrared therapy help joint pain and inflammation?
Far Infrared therapy is an effective and safe remedy for pain and inflammation. It can penetrate deep through the layers of the skin, to the muscles and bones. Since infrared therapy enhances and improves circulation in the skin and other parts of the body, it can bring oxygen and nutrients to injured tissues, promoting healing. It helps ease pain, relieve inflammation, and protect against oxidative stress.
Far Infrared therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, natural therapy method that has proven to show positive results in less than a few weeks.
Bone, Muscle, and Joint Problems
From time to time, everyone has aches and pains that are similar to those of some kind of rheumatic or arthritic disorder. Joint pain that comes gradually and seems unrelated to any specific injury may be due to arthritis.
A single episode of overuse or repeated heavy use of a joint can cause bursitis or tendinitis.
Traumatic injuries (turning an ankle or twisting a knee) usually cause strains, sprains, fractures, or dislocations.
Arthritis is a disease of the musculoskeletal system characterized by joint inflammation, localized redness, morning stiffness, and decreased a range of motion. There are 100 different types of arthritis, the most common being rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis and gout. What happens to your joint depends on the type of arthritis you have. However, most types of arthritis cause a general wearing away of the cartilage and causes your bones to rub painfully against one another.
Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa. These fluid-filled sacs act as a cushion between the bone, tendons, joints, and muscles. Symptoms of bursitis include pain, swelling, site tenderness, and loss of range of motion.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when you lose too much bone. Osteoporosis is most common in women aged 50 and over. According to statistics, 1.5 million Canadians are afflicted with this condition. Osteoporosis often shows no symptoms but may be characterized by a loss of height, stooped posture, and chronic back pain.
Tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon, which can contribute to localized stiffness, joint pain, redness, swelling, and loss of range of motion. This condition is often caused by a repetitive motion injury and ca take longer to heal as you mature.
A strain is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. Tendons are tissues that connect muscle to bone. Twisting or pulling these tissues can cause a strain. Strains can happen suddenly or develop over time. Back and hamstring muscle strains are common. Many people get strains playing sports. Symptoms include pain, muscle spasms, swelling, and trouble moving the muscle.
A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. Falling, twisting, or getting hit can all cause a sprain. Ankle and wrist sprains are common. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and being unable to move your joint. You might feel a pop or tear when the injury happens.
Muscle cramps are strong, painful contractions or tightening of muscles that come on suddenly and last from a few seconds to several minutes. They often occur in the legs during exercise, especially during hot weather, or at night. Dehydration, low levels of potassium in the body, or using a muscle that is not stretched well may cause cramps.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic muscle and soft pain and tenderness on both sides of the body, above and beyond the waist. Fibromyalgia does not damage the body, destroy the joints, or cause internal organ problems, but the pain may be severe enough to interfere with work and other activities. People who have fibromyalgia have many tender spots in specific areas of their bodies (trigger points). They often have trouble sleeping because of the pain. There may also be stiffness, weakness and fatigue.
Injuries are common among physically active people. Muscle aches and pains are likely to develop when you start a new activity (or resume an activity after taking a break from it), because the muscle used for the activity need time to build strength and endurance. Most sports injuries are caused by either accidents or overuse. Overuse injuries can be avoided if you train properly for activities and use appropriate equipment.
Joint Pain and Inflammation Can Be Managed
New science shows that compression body supports, and garment might be the answer to your aches. Compression “work” by constricting your muscles. That reduces the amount of fluid buildup, decreasing the swelling and pressure.
Treating pain and inflammation with an anti-inflammatory diet, alternative therapies, frequent exercises are natural, easy, and healthy ways to ease your discomfort.
What Is the Difference Between Bio-Ceramic and Far Infrared technology?
These terms are often interchanged. Basically most people understand them as delivering the same therapeutic benefits, however, to be accurate, far infrared thermal energy is the science behind the bio-ceramic product that delivers the health benefits to you. Bio-ceramic also known as Biochemistry Ceramics technology is an appropriate term because the health care benefits of these unique products is the result of the superfine bio-ceramic compounds/earth minerals impregnated/incorporated into these therapy garments.References:
The Columbia University of College of Physicians and Surgeons, Complete Home Medical Guide, p. 565
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