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It’s a common factor that we are all highly likely to experience joint pain, it’s more prevalent with age to have creaking joints; particular complaints are knees, hips and shoulders.


Joint pain could be caused by a sporting injury, wear and tear, pre or post-operation pain, illness, chronic disease and ageing. It can be very debilitating for some people, causing disability and having a severe impact on life - I know this on a personal level.

Many times I have heard people complain about joints hurting, put it down to age and stopped training. I even met an old friend who stopped training because he said ‘I’m too old for that now’!!!!!!!!!!! These words were alien to me ‘too’ and ‘old’ put together is not something in my vocabulary, I could not comprehend. It’s a common mistake reducing the amount of movement because something hurts; in fact this can make the joint worse, causing even more pain when moving.

Before giving up (!!!) there are supplements you could try which can help minimise the risk of pain starting up, or reduce the severity of pain experienced. This comes from personal trials with these supplements.

 

Glucosamine

Helps ease joint pain and repair cartilage. Take a high dose to start with and reduce over the month. I take this daily and highly recommend for oiling the creaks. I usually take this with Chondroitin........

Chondroitin

It's part of a large protein molecule which provides elasticity to the cartilage to help reduce bones rubbing together, and reduces degradation over time. I have taken it for long periods; there are some people I've spoke to who found Glucosamine and Chondroitin wore off after so many months - therefore stopped taking it. At the moment it works well for me so I'll continue to take it.

Super Cissus

I have heard fantastic things about this. Helping reduce pain and even rid pain altogether. I know people who have suffered with Fibormyalgia, causing pain throughout the body and this worked incredibly well, having a huge positive impact on joint pain (particularly in the knees).

As I said previously, and you probably don't want to hear it again, a key factor to help reduce joint pain is excercise; keeping the body active keeps joints fluid plus reducing weights puts less pressure on the joints.


 

 

 

It’s a common mistake reducing the amount of movement because something hurts; in fact this can make the joint worse, causing even more pain when moving.