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Alternative NamesHypertrophic osteoarthritis; Osteoarthrosis; Degenerative joint disease; DJD; OA; Arthritis - osteoarthritisSymptomsPain and stiffness in the joints are the most common symptoms. The pain is often worse after exercise and when placing weight or pressure on the joint.Your joints become stiff and harder to move over time. You may notice a rubbing, grating, or crackling sound when you move the joint.The phrase "morning stiffness" refers to the pain and stiffness people feel when they first wake up in the morning. Stiffness usually lasts for 30 minutes or less. It is improved by mild activity that "warms up" the joint.During the day, the pain may get worse with activity and feel better when you are resting. After a while, the pain may be present when you're resting. It may even wake you up at night.Some people might not have symptoms, even though x-rays show the changes of OA.Signs and testsA physical exam can show:Joint movement may cause a cracking (grating) sound, call...
What are Green Lipped Mussel Extract supplements, and
should I be taking them for my osteoarthritis?
New Zealand is a beautiful
country. My family lived there when I
was 2 years old. Although I don't
remember it well, I was left with many memorable pictures of its people and
landscapes. Perhaps because my family has fond memories of our stay there, I
have always found myself partial to it.
There is a supplement that originated in New Zealand that has been gaining increasing
attention in the U.S.
I am speaking of green-lipped muscle
extract supplements. The scientific
name for the supplement is Perna canaliculus. If you have spent time on the Internet
looking for arthritis supplements, you may very well have run into this one.
idea behind green-lipped mussel extract supplements is that the extract
contains a mixture of glucosamine, omega-3 fatty acids, and a variety of
minerals that are purported to help arthritis sympt...
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