How Pain Medications Damage Your Joints

By | 2017-02-09T15:50:14-05:00 February 9th, 2017|Skeleton and Bone Health|

By Ward W. Bond, PhD Millions of people are taking drugs like Tylenol, Advil, Naprosyn and Aspirin everyday for relief of joint pain. These drugs called NSAIDS- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs work by blocking the formation of inflammatory substances like prostaglandin E2, cyclooxygenase (COX2) and 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) and other inflammatory cytokines that the body creates in response to tissue irritation and trauma.​When you take a look at these over-the-counter drugs, they should [...]

Knees Knocking? Strengthen Those Old Joints

By | 2015-07-01T16:32:17-04:00 June 25th, 2015|Skeleton and Bone Health|

There is no way to stop the process of aging. Over time, the body’s joints and bones begin to weaken, which can cause a lot of pain. One of the effects of aging is joint stiffness, and most elderly individuals suffer from this condition to some degree. The ankles, knees, and shoulders become far less flexible, and as a result, it’s much harder to live a fulfilling lifestyle. If nothing is [...]