Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease affecting the joints. It is progressive in nature, and gradually wears down the joint’s cartilage. Cartilage is the body’s natural shock absorbers and the breakdown usually occurs after the age of fifty, but it also affects people in their twenties and thirties. Although the physical damage happens under the skin, people who are living with the pain display physical signs of the disease in daily life.
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Osteoarthritis is progressive and so is the pain. The tissue between the joints gradually breaks down causing soreness which might begin at a minor and at a manageable level and eventually become too painful to function. It is often worse after sitting and being sedentary for long periods when joints feel difficult to move. Common in the morning, pain can last about thirty minutes but walking and gentle exercise combined with Osteo Bi-Flex Tablets w/Vitamin D can help loosen the joints almost immediately.