Osteoarthritis represents an impairment of the cartilage which protects and covers the joint surfaces. The cartilage is damaged, thus the bones get to directly rub against each other leading to the damaging of the tissue and of the bone, leading to pain and immobilisation. Osteoarthritis is a slowly progressive disease which damages the cartilage gradually.
Osteoarthritis represents the most frequent form of arthritis, its causes are multiple and we will list only the most important ones: excess weight or overweight, frequent forcing of the joints, weight lifting, old age, certain genetic factors or certain endocrine disorders. A single lesion of the cartilage may degenerate and may lead to osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis affects the joints of the hands, fingers, knees and spine. Thus the pain can be felt at the level of these joints and they are proportional to the activity performed. Fragments, pain upon palpation, stiffness are more common, while tumefaction or deformity of the joints is rare.
Usually, the onset of osteoarthritis is sudden with joint pain, tumefaction and immobilization. The physician may establish the diagnosis following the physiological examination or may request certain investigations.
Treatment consists in the removal of the cause (if applicable), protecting the joint, moderate physical exercises for the mobilization of the joint, the reduction in the painful manifestations and the restoration of the cartilage. Topical treatment is recommended as first line therapy together with the oral administration of supplements which regenerate and feed the cartilage. In order to reduce pain and inflammation, the Dr. Boici Cream, the Relaxing Gel with hellebore or the Relaxing Solution with hellebore should be used. These rapidly reduce pain and inflammation in the joint, by restoring its mobility.
The products contain 100% natural extracts from hellebore, chestnut and juniper, a mixture which represents the result of decades of research and which guarantees the analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic effects. The effect acts on the long term and the lack of the inflammation allows the cartilage to regenerate itself.