Arthritis is the most troublesome ailment which affects mobility. But, before understanding the causes of and treatments for arthritis and joint-related ailments, it would be helpful to know more about joints. A joint is a place where two or more movable bones come together. Think of your knees, hips and the many joints in your hands and feet. Healthy joints move smoothly, thanks to a complex system of lubrication and shock absorption. The components of a joint include:
- Cartilage: A tough slippery material that coats the ends of bones and provides a shock-absorbing cushion to prevent them from rubbing together. Joint (articular) cartilage is composed primarily of water and strong protein fibres called collagen. The knee joints, which bear most of the body’s weight, have an extra shock-absorbing layer called meniscal cartilage, which looks like two C-shaped pads.
- Joint capsule: The membrane sac enclosing the entire joint.
- Joint space: The narrow, open area between two bones, where the cartilage meets.
- The synovial membrane (synovium): The inner membrane lining the joint capsule. It secretes a slippery substance called synovial fluid.
- Synovial fluid: The fluid that fills the space around and between bones and helps to keep joints moving with little friction.
- Ligaments, tendons and muscles: These are structures located just outside a joint that support the bones and help the joint bend and move. Ligaments are strong, band-like tissues that connect one bone to another at a joint. Tendons are fibrous cords that connect muscles to bones. Muscles are strong, fibrous tissues that work in pairs, flexing and contracting to produce movement in the joints.
- Meniscus: The meniscus is a special structure in the knee that acts as a shock absorber and stabilizes the knee. It is thick rubbery cartilage between the joint surfaces of the thigh bone (or femur) and the shin bone (or tibia). There are two menisci in each knee – one on the inside (medial meniscus) and one on the outside (lateral meniscus).
- Bursae: Fluid-filled sacs located between ligaments, tendons, muscles and bones. Bursae help these structures move smoothly against each other.
Different forms of arthritis cause inflammation of various structures within and around joints. Osteoarthritis primarily affects the joint cartilage, whereas Rheumatoid arthritis generally starts with inflammation of the synovial membrane. Osteoarthritis mainly affects Knee, Spine, Elbow and Shoulders whereas Rheumatoid arthritis affects multiple joints including internal organs and skin which is also termed as psoriatic arthritis. These are more common in females and especially after menopause.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that affects dorsal/middle spine. It can cause pain, stiffness, and inflammation from neck to lower back. In this condition, the vertebrae in the spine can fuse together. This makes the spine less flexible and might lead to a hunched-over posture and trouble in breathing besides severely affecting mobility.
Gout is a form of arthritis caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream. The symptoms of gout are due to the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints and the body’s response to them. Gout most classically affects the joint in the base of the big toe and ankle. It is more common in men.
Bone Spurs, Bulging of Discs, Bending of Nose Cartilage, Growth of Bones in wrist and elbows mostly found in elderly persons is considered as an enlargement of bones and surgery is suggested. On the other hand, it is also said that as we age bones weaken. The weakening of the bones is more pronounced in females after menopause due to hormonal changes. The question arises- How can weak bones grow? In nature, anything which is becoming weaker will shrink and not enlarge. Thus, the above conditions in elderly persons are due to bulging of bones because of reduction in the strength of the collagen fibre and low vitamin-D levels reducing the binding ability between calcium ions. The solution to such issues is not surgery but the strengthening of collagen fibre and increasing vitamin-D & Calcium levels in the body. Vitamin-D deficiency has increased many folds in the Indian subcontinent because of changes in lifestyle and reduced usage of pure ghee. Vitamin-D is synthesized by the skin from sunlight. The synthesized Vitamin-D is used by for enhancing calcium-binding ability which strengthens the bone. The Vitamin-D that is taken orally or through injections may technically show an increased quantity of Vitamin-D but is dysfunctional till synthesized. An external synthesizer is required to make it functionally viable and useful for the body. Similarly, the increase in calcium levels in the blood is not the indication of excessive calcium in the body but preliminary symptoms of Osteoporosis.
Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is the death of bone tissues due to traumatic injury, erosion of collagen fibre, lack of blood supply, loss of moisture in bones, loss of calcium and reduction in functional vitamin-D. Surgeries of different patterns are the only solutions recommended for AVN which is not successful. Whereas AVN is completely recoverable by a combination of food supplements and Zyro Naturals.
Bone metastasis is the most difficult to resolve because of inaccessibility. The blood supply in bones is very minimal which hampers speedy recovery. But, wherever other conditions permit thinning and enhancement of blood supply along with a combination of food supplements & Zyro naturals complete recovery has been observed.
Although the human body has many joints more complicated than the spine, spinal joints play a very critical role in maintaining the mobility of the body. The degeneration of the spine causes many issues i.e.-Sciatica, Numbness and Pain in Legs & Fingers, Numbness and Pain in Hands & Fingers, Headache, Dizziness, Cervical, Disc Slip, Frozen Joints, Sacral Joint Pain, Pain in Lower Lumbar Spine. Acute spine degeneration may also cause paralysis and complete immobilization.
Ligaments, Tendons and Meniscus are very critical components for smooth mobility. Ligaments and tendons are soft collagenous tissues. As Ligaments connect bone to bone and tendons connect muscles to bones, the blood supply in these body parts is very minimal, which entails longer period in repairing these parts. The combination of supplements has the capability to repair and strengthen ligaments, tendons and meniscus but it cannot attach a completely broken ligament for which surgery is a must.
Zyropathy, through a combination of food supplements and Zyro naturals, has the ability to repair most of the chronic ailments related to bones and joints. Thus, the repair through Zyropathy is highly recommended before opting for surgery.