arthritis a painful experience

What is Arthritis and Osteoarthritis?

Most of us know at least one person who is affected by a form of Arthritis. At any stage of our life we probably will experience back pain, caused by an injury, physical exercise, period pain or a variety of other reasons.

This is an unpleasant experience, but often we quickly forget how unpleasant it really was, when back on our feet again.

For people with any form Arthritis, this isn't the case, it is a recurring pain and inflammation. But what is Arthritis exactly and how does it affect the joints?


Mechanical or Degenerative Arthritis is mainly damage to the cartilage, which covers the ends of the bones. To help the joints move smoothly the cartilage is smooth. When the cartilage becomes thinner & rough, the bone underneath start repairing this damage but sometimes overgrows which alters the shape of the joint, named Osteoarthritis. 

This type of Arthritis affects mainly the joints in older people and the ones that had most wear through heavy use like the hips, knees, base of thumb and big toe joint. But it can also result from damage to a joint which was fractured or inflamed in the past due to injury, etc.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis means literally inflammation within the joint. Naturally our body uses inflammation as our healing process, as a defense against infections, bacteria or injuries. This type of Arthritis does the opposite and attacks via the immune system the joints. The inflammation it creates can cause damage, pain & less mobility. Tendons, ligaments surrounding the inflamed joint can be affected.

This type of Arthritis often occurs in several joints, it's a systemic illness mainly affecting the joints but besides the swelling and less mobility it may include; flu-like symptoms, depression, fatigue, etc. Several other types of inflammatory Arthritis are Psoriatic Arhtritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Reactive Arthritis, just to name some.

Back Pain

Back pain is very common and can be caused by; joints, ligaments, bones, discs, muscles or even other organs inside the body. (referred pain).

It is not always possible to identify the exact cause of the pain, but when it is degenerative osteoarthritis in the spine it's known as spondylosis. This can cause sudden back pain if one of the bones in the spine crunches down.

When the central part of a disc bulges through the outer ring, 'slipped' disc, it causes more often pain in a limb.

AllinFlex Hominis internally and the Cream externally has been reported by our customers to give them a lot of relief, with the pain & inflammation of the above mentioned conditions. But everyone is different and although it is worth a try, it's advisable to consult your doctor first.

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