Arthritis originates from the Greek word arthron which means “joint” and the Latin form of this word means “inflammation”. Once you understand how your joints work, it will be easier to understand the root cause of arthritis. The joint is made up of cartilage, ligaments, bones and synovial fluid. The main function of cartilage is to cover the bone surface and to ensure that your bones don’t rub against each other. If you have healthy cartilage, your joint should work smoothly and effortlessly. The space inside your joint contains synovial fluid which nourishes not only the joint but the cartilage as well.
If you are having moderate to severe arthritis pain, you have a problem with your joint. There are different factors that can cause this, such as the cartilage wearing down, an absence or shortage of synovial fluid or autoimmunity which is your body attacking itself. There are quite a few different types of arthritis, but the most common types are osteoarthritis, where the cartilage loses its elasticity. The other type is rheumatoid arthritis, where the synovial membrane is attacked which typically causes swelling, pain and stiffness in your joints.
I don’t want to sound like I’m trying to scare you, but you need to deal with these types of arthritis swiftly or it could result in deformity. One thing you can do is take a joint supplement like Glucosamine Chondroitin & MSM. Doing this will compensate for any of these nutrients your body isn’t taking in naturally. Glucosamine Sulfate is harvested from the shells in shellfish. I don’t know anyone who eats shellfish each day, so by taking Glucosamine Sulfate every day, you are getting nutrients you can’t get eating the foods you normally eat, even if you think you’re eating healthy.