By David Levine, Health Writer
When people talk about arthritis, many are referring to the most common form of the disease, called osteoarthritis. It causes pain, swelling, stiffness and, at its worst, can be totally debilitating for millions of Americans.
Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of the cartilage that cushions the area where two bones meet to form a joint. When the cushion wears out or cracks, the bones rub together, causing intense pain. In severe cases, the joints can develop calcifications. This means that calcium builds up on the bones and soft tissues, making them stiff and painful to move.
The solution most mainstream doctors take, as usual, is to relieve the pain with drugs rather than fix the problem causing the pain. And research from around the world has proven that there are ways to reverse calcification and to restore damaged cartilage. This is the one true way to get rid of the pain of osteoarthritis once and for all.
Written By: Updated: November 23,2008