Osteoarthritis: the leading musculoskeletal cause of disability in the Western society. Years and a lifetime of ignored low-level chronic inflammation catch up to us as we age—our joints wear down, it becomes painful to do what we love…
Cartilage—a firm, flexible tissue that cushions bones at joints. Cartilage lets bones glide over one another while absorbing energy from the movement.
When cartilage breaks down and wears away, the bones rub together causing pain, swelling, and stiffness.
In pain, we are driven to seek help. Pain makes it impossible to have a high quality of life, play with our children or grandchildren, enjoy the things we used to do easily. And if only that pain can go away we can have the life we want back.