Pain-Free Hands

Pain Free Hands - Shabir Daya

We rely on our hands for hundreds of different activities; from typing on a computer, making tea, turning the pages on a book or magazine and so forth. We take our hands for granted until we experience pain and our daily activities are hindered.

Hands are complicated structures, and very versatile, capable of doing everything from opening a jar to performing delicate microsurgery. A hand has many moving parts comprising of 27 bones, several muscles, ligaments, tendons and thousands of nerves with all of these packed into a very small space. With such an array of different structures and tissues, a lot can go wrong especially because many of our daily activities such as texting, typing and lifting are motions that can cause long term damage to all or some of the structures of our hands. Read More…

Strategies To Promote Healthy & Flexible Joints

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Every mechanical object has a weak link, the one area that wears out over time and causes the mechanism to be prone to breakage. An analogy can be made that in the human body, our joints and the surrounding soft tissues are our weakest link. Indeed this breakdown affects millions of people worldwide suffering arthritic symptoms, whether due to age or the toll that sport can take on joint health. Our knees, ankles, elbows and wrists are the most common affected sites of pain. If our joints are the weakest link, then it is vital that we take control to ensure that they are flexible by introducing several strategies outlined below.

How exercise can improve joint health

Regardless of whether one suffers from arthritis or problematic joints, exercise plays an important role in promoting flexible joints with less pain. It is simply a myth that you can wear down your knees just from average levels of exercise and indeed the reverse is true. Inactivity causes your muscles to become weaker and works against joint flexibility and comfort. Read More…

Read This If You Are Taking Glucosamine And Suffer From Painful Joints

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Arthritis affects an estimated one in five people in the UK and although considered a disease of old age, it can affect all ages. Almost everyone realises that to fully appreciate all that life has to offer, you require healthy and flexible joints. Pain relief to help ease the reduction in stiffness of joints is a multi-million pound business with both over-the-counter medicines, prescription medicines and natural supplements containing glucosamine flying off the shelves, but recent studies indicate that all the existing medications may not be necessary. According to two pilot studies, Natural Egg Shell Membrane (500mg), taken once daily, significantly reduces pain, both rapidly within seven days and continuously when used in the study over a 30 day period. More on this later. Read More…