The knee is one of the main load bearing joints in our body that gets worn out with age. Arthritis of the knee and pain in the knee joint is common in people of all ages and gender. Here are some ways to keep knees healthy, Movement is very important as it builds the leg muscle to support the knees, keeps the joints well lubricated, low impact exercises are very good like walking, cycling and swimming. Losing weight will make you see the difference in your arthritis pain and knee joint pain. It lessens the load on the weight bearing joints to a big extent. Hydrate means drink lots of water, as the cartilage in our body and in the joints are made of 80 percent water. Balanced diet is very important for the body, it goes a long way to improve bone health. Resting your body after periods of activity is very important as sleep enables our body to naturally repair and rejuvenate itself. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory. It contains curcumin which helps to reduce inflammation and pain. Deep breathing is very helpful as it removes the toxic gases from our body and supplies fresh oxygen to all the internal parts of our body and blood. RICE means rest, ice, compression and elevation can help you a lot with arthritis pain and swelling in any joint. Balance finding your balance in physical, mental and dietary changes will help you a lot in the long run. Get help early or timely diagnosis can be very helpful and can prevent permanent damage in the body.
A revolutionary therapy using the extracts of a unique specie of shellfish found only in New Zealand has shown remarkable natural recovery potentials for joint pains, osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Green Lipped Mussel (GLM) is found off the waters of New Zealand and this edible shellfish has been a major part of the diet of the local population for centuries, but only recently have researchers discovered the arthritis-fighting powers of Green Lipped Mussels-GLM. GLME holds the key to overcoming arthritis and other auto-immune inflammatory conditions.
The benefit comes as relief from pain and improvement in general mobility. Usually the improvement in these conditions is gradual and progressive; it is also usually long lasting and not temporary. Normally, the first thing to be noticed is a reduction in pain, which is then followed by gradual improvement in grip strength, freedom of movement or other mobility. Besides, it does not have the classical adverse side effects generally associated with drug therapy.
GLME manufactured by Healtheries of New Zealand is now available in India through their Authorised representatives – Perma Healthcare. The cost for this therapy of 1000mg/day comes to Rs 50/- per day for first three months, which can be later reduced to 500 mg/day, i.e. Rs 25/- per day.