JOINT TISSUE DAMAGE
Joint Injury, Sports injury, over-exercising, strains and sprains, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Damaged muscle and joint tissues can continue to deteriorate without nutritional and herbal intervention.
A past injury can accumulate waste toxins and debris causing increasing pain and eventually, limited movement.
These can be remedied with applied ointments and supplements specifically designed to establish new blood vessels, clean the damage, provide new energy to the wound and regenerate collagen connective tissues for health and increased mobility and strength.
The natural anti-inflammatory and diuretic herbs have no side effects and can be safely used for healing. In some cases, the results are superior to pharmaceutical products.
In a study conducted in 2013 (link here) using Boswellia and Curcumin herbal extracts showed that they were well tolerated and did not produce any adverse effects in patients, demonstrated in blood, liver and renal function test results. The dose of 500 mg was administered twice a day, and was more successful than taking Celecoxib 100 mg twice a day for symptom scoring and clinical examination. “The formulation was found to be safe and no dose-related toxicity was found.”
A similar clinical study was done by Sontakke et al. in 2007 comparing Valdecoxib with the herb, Boswellia. They found that patients receiving Boswellia experienced a significant decrease in knee pain, but an increased knee flexion and an increased walking distance.
After 6 months, when the treatment stopped, both groups were surveyed again and both revealed similar results. However, after the 7th month, they were resurveyed and Boswellia continued with a low pain score; whereas, Valdecoxib patients reported that their pain had returned, registering a high pain score. The researchers were inclined to deduce that Boswellia had regenerated the tissue in their recipient’s knees and further studies may be done.
Not forgetting the nutritional supplements of Glucosamine and Chondroitin which can also support the growth of cartilage and joint matrix formation.
For connective tissue support, relief of joint swelling and joint pain, anti-inflammatory, analgesic pain relief and a healthy antioxidant dose, visit Sunshine Beach Naturopathy for your appraisal today.