Osteoarthritis or OA, being the most common form of arthritis, currently affects millions of people globally. In fact, there are approximately 27 million adults currently living with OA. When one suffers from OA, where normal knee glides smoothly because cartilage covers the ends of the bones that form joints; Osteoarthritis of the knee damages this cartilage, progressively wearing it away. The ends of the bones become rough like sandpaper. This damaged cartilage can cause the joint to “stick” or lock and your knee may get painful and stiff and lose range of motion. Common risk factors for OA of the knee are genetics, being overweight, joint injury, overuse of the joint, and having other forms of arthritis.
It’s expected that those numbers will only continue to rise as the 78.2 million baby boomers continue to age. Not to mention according to some estimations, two-thirds of obese adults will develop OA in their knees at some point in their life.
But despite those scary numbers there is hope. Two natural prescription injections have been developed to relieve moderate to severe knee pain. They’re called Traumeel and Zeel.
Through clinical studies they’ve proven to be effective with an excellent safety profile.
We spoke with Dr. Kristen Cardamone about MediNatura and here is what she had to say:
“Zeel and Traumeel are homeopathic based injectates and there’s oral medications. But the injectate medications I use quite frequently. They are plant and mineral based products. Patients are pleased; generally when I bring up that I am going to be using a homeopathic product and they don’t know anything about it they may have some questions. Once I explain to them that it’s safe, it’s plant and mineral based, side effect profile is very very low; they are interested. Especially when they are on a lot of different medications that could interact with say, a steroid.”
To learn more about OA or these natural injections visit www.medinatura.com today.