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New therapies for joint pain

New therapies for joint pain

The incidence of certain pathologies that affect the osteoarticular system is becoming more and more frequent and are caused by different reasons such as lifestyles that are increasingly tending towards a sedentary lifestyle.

We must also highlight some diseases of rheumatic nature and with specific affectation of the joints, such as arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Importance of physical activity

Numerous studies show that physical activity provides adequate strengthening of the supporting structures (muscles, tendons and ligaments), ensuring increased range of motion, cushioning capacity and joint flexibility. There is also evidence of a direct benefit of physical activity on the joint itself, improving its nutrition and preventing its degeneration. All this delays and improves, to a large extent, the clinical manifestations caused by these pathologies in the osteoarticular system. Good muscle tone, strong tendons and ligaments can withstand the impact of movement on the joints, as well as making it easier for the bones to support the body’s loads.

Bioregulatory treatments for inflammation displace the use of NSAIDs

The usual recurrent practice to treat injuries of the osteoarticular system is based, in a general and widespread way, on the use of anti-inflammatory drugs.nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). However, we know that taking NSAIDs to treat the symptoms of an injury can hinder the recovery of the damaged tissue, this being the case of very frequent tendon injuries. Here the use of NSAIDs can affect the self-repair of the tissue, slowing or hindering healing.

Inflammation has always been seen as a pathological process that should be blocked with the possible therapeutic means, hence the recurrent use of anti-inflammatory drugs in clinical practice and individual patient use. It should be added that there is an excessive tendency of the population to self-medicate with this type of drugs.

However, in recent years, research has pointed to innovative treatments, from a therapeutic point of view, aimed at regulating or modulating inflammation (bioregulators) to replace the classic use of anti-inflammatory drugs.

In this sense, some pharmaceutical products -medicines and cosmetics- contain active ingredients that stimulate the body’s natural response, modulating its action.

Natural ingredients and/or minerals as inflammation modulators

The trend of using topical products formulated with natural and/or mineral ingredients seems to be gaining a solid foothold in clinical practice. It’s

This type of products with a more natural base represents, without a doubt, an advantage for those patients with osteoarticular injuries and polymedicated, being in them less advisable the consumption of NSAIDs.

In this sense, more and more natural and/or mineral ingredients whose main function is to promote the natural recovery of the injured tissue are being recognized. In addition, many of them are able to modulate inflammation and injury symptoms, have analgesic action, stimulate healing and may have hemostatic effects helping to eliminate edema.

Among these ingredients, it is worth mentioning CBD.

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