While prescription drugs
for osteoarthritis are not exactly
are definitely outdated.
It's not uncommon for a prescription drug to wait 10+ years to go
through the lengthy FDA approval process before it becomes available. By the time doctors are educated on it, the
"new" drug can already be outdated.
We have entered an digital era that is charaterized by fast changes. Just ten years ago everybody was using
dial-up modems. Two years ago, we were happy with 1Mbps Internet speed. And today, over half of American families enjoy high speed
Internet connections that exceed 10Mbps.
Similar type of changes have occurred in medical fields. Supplements and alternative therapies have become the
mainstream treatment measures against diseases. In fact,
alternative treatment now represents the most current and most advanced
Osteoarthritis Treatment - Where We Were
Paracetamol, codeine and tramadol are pain relievers.
COX-based anti-inflammatory medications are used in osteoarthritis
to treat symptoms of stiffness. They are very good for controlling the
stiffness associated with osteoarthritis, and have brought relief to osteoarthritis
sufferers for decades —
but at the cost of unwanted side
effects, particularly on the stomach.
What about injections? The injection of a corticosteroid (e.g.,
methylprednisolone) into a joint can be a useful way to settle down an
acute inflammatory flare of osteoarthritis. Local anesthetic is
usually also injected. Although many osteoarthritis patients prefer this
treatment, studies have not confirmed any long-term benefit.
Another type of injection used for osteoarthritis is hyaluronan, a synthetic joint fluid
typically administered in three
injections spaced one week apart. Studies suggest that benefits may last
about eight months, but many doctors remain skeptical.
Osteoarthritis Treatment - Here We Are!
Currently none of the available FDA-approved drugs can reverse
osteoarthritic changes to bones and joints. New
research is focused on developing new ways of
improving the body's natural repair mechanisms and ways to prevent
cartilage breakdown. EZorb is the result of
such research effort.
EZorb enhances the body's cartilage repair function
and stimulates Type II Collagen production.
By repairing and optimizing joint cartilage matrix, EZorb truly gets to the root cause of osteoarthritis - wear and tear of joint cartilage.
Today, EZorb is considered by many doctors as the best alternative for improving
joint function and mobility. EZorb is mostly distributed by doctors, including medical doctors, naturopath doctors, and chiropractors. Many well-known athletes take EZorb daily to combat injuries, and to help recover from training sessions quickly.
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Osteoarthritis Care Tips
Use straight-backed chairs, firm mattresses or bed boards.
Excessively soft chairs, recliners, mattresses and car seats may
Maintain ordinary daily activities, your job and a functional and
independent role in your family.
Heat treatment can help —
e.g., dipping a sore hand in a paraffin bath or soaking in hot or
Massage by trained therapists,
traction, and deep heat treatment with diathermy or ultrasound may
help relieve osteoarthritis in the neck.
Protect joints during painful jobs,
with splints on fingers, for example.
For osteoarthritis of the spine, specific exercises sometimes
help, and back supports or braces may be needed when problems are
Appropriate exercise for stretching and
strengthening helps keep cartilage healthy and increases the range
of movement in a stiffening joint. It also strengthens surrounding
muscle. Exercise must be balanced by rest of painful joints, but
completely immobilizing a joint is more likely to worsen
osteoarthritis than to improve it.