Pain - Osteoarthritis Pain Relieving Measures


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Currently, more than 20 million people in the U. S. have Osteoarthritis (OA), and that figure will rise to as high as 70 million by the year 2030 if not sooner.

The most common type of arthritis is Osteoarthritis (OA). In this degenerative disease, the cartilage that covers and cushions the ends of the bones breaks down, causing the bones to rub together and pain is the result. As the U. S. population ages, the incidence of Osteoarthritis pain is increasing at a rapid rate due to the aging of the population as associated with the Baby Boomers.

If you do develop OA, talk with your doctor about which medications can help you stem the pain. Other pain-relieving measures include the application of heat, ice or capsaicin cream to the joint, and acupuncture (particularly for OA of the knee).

Calendula Oil is a pain relieving topical ointment applications that has proven effective for OA. Calendula Oil is a healing carrier oil containing the active ingredients of the marigold flower. Calendula is an active ingredient pain relieving penetrating herb that can dramatically improve the flow of blood and oxygen to the affected OA area of the body due to the carotenes, phytosterols, polyphenols and EFAS present in the herb.

Glucosamine and chondroitin appear to be effective for some people with knee OA. What's more, avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) are supplements of a natural vegetable extract that may reduce inflammation and stimulate cartilage production in people with OA, notes Dr. Throdosakis.

So read up on all the applications as above and find that perfect pain relieving “cocktail" that works for you.

Ray Attebery is the Managing Director for Daily Health Updates, a breaking health news national service for TV and Radio broadcast stations in the United States. He is also the President for The Centre for Pain Relief in New York City.

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