Osteoarthritis and Bone-on-Bone Condition Can Be Improved
Osteoarthritis is referring to degeneration of joint structure including cartilage and the subchondral bone next to it. Symptoms include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, inflammation, and creaking of joints. It was believed that the process is irreversible and typical treatment is focusing on pain reduction that consists of medication with NSAIDs, local injections of glucocorticoid or hyaluronan, and joint replacement surgery in severe cases.
As cartilage deteriorates, there is less cushioning between the ends of the bone that form the joint. The space between the ends of the bone decreases, and the ends of the bone become closer to each other. When there is essentially no cartilage left, the bones rub against each other. The term bone-on-bone refers to the ends of the bones rubbing against each other. Learn More
Many healthcare professionals have found that bone-on-bne conditions can be restored and the associated pain can be reduced or eliminated with sustained results without joint replacement surgery. With their innovative treatment approaches, patients can experience symptom elimination in 2 weeks to 1 month for mild and moderate conditions.
The healthcare professionals listed here have published their case studies. You can contact them for help or contact us for doctors near you.
List of healthcare professionals who have published clinical studies and provide treatment for Bone-on-bone Condition:
What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more
joints. With aging, the water content of the cartilage increases, and the protein makeup of cartilage degenerates. The weak cartilage causes the bones to rub against each other, causing stiffness, pain and loss of movement in the joint. The most often affected are the joints of the fingers, the base of the thumb, hips, knees, neck (cervical spine), and the lower back (lumbar spine).
The most common symptom of osteoarthritis is pain in the affected joints after repetitive use. Symptoms of osteoarthritis vary greatly from patient to patient. Osteoarthritis symptoms often develop slowly and worsen over time. Signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis include:
Loss of flexibility
Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones in your joints deteriorates over time. The smooth surface of the cartilage becomes rough, causing irritation. Eventually, if the cartilage wears down completely, you may be left with bone rubbing on bone causing the ends of your bones to become damaged and your joints to become painful. In most cases there are combination of factors, including:
The aging process
Joint injury or stress
In advanced cases, there is a total loss of cartilage cushion between the bones of the joints. Repetitive use of the worn joints over the years can irritate and inflame the cartilage, causing joint pain and swelling. Loss of the cartilage cushion causes friction between the bones, leading to pain and limitation of joint mobility. Inflammation of the cartilage can also stimulate new bone outgrowths (spurs, also referred to as osteophytes) to form around the joints.
Osteoarthritis occasionally can develop in multiple members of the same family, implying a hereditary (genetic) basis for this
Obesity causes osteoarthritis by increasing the mechanical stress on the cartilage. In fact, next to aging, obesity is the most powerful risk factor for osteoarthritis of the knees.
Western Medicine Treatment
Rest (relief from stress on joints)
Diet control with weight reduction
Adopted from Wei Laboratories, Inc.