Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint condition. It occurs when the cartilage that cushions the joints wears away. Cartilage is a buffer of sorts that lets your joints move smoothly. When cartilage begins to break down, your bones end up rubbing together when you move. The friction causes inflammation, irritation, tenderness, pain and stiffness. It can be a genetic or it can be caused by physical labour in your work where you create repetitive strain from continuously kneeling, squatting or climbing stairs. Stressing the joints by being overweight or excessive, extreme sports can also lead to tearing the cartilage, dislocating joints, ligament strains and injuries. Bony knobs called bone spurs, also known as osteophytes may grow on the bones and around joints.
Calcification around the joints contributes directly to joint degeneration. Calcification refers to the long-term process of laying down and depositing calcium salts or crystals in the soft tissues of the body where calcium does not usually belong. As we age, the tendons and cartilage can break down and degenerate, thus causing calcium deposition in between the fibres and soft tissues. We can also create a build-up of uric acid crystals causing gout and calcium deposits from an overly acidic diet of foods and alcohol, stress and not enough exercise.
Not drinking enough water or not being able to move from all of the above causes won’t allow for your body to eliminate the stress chemicals, uric acid or the formation of calcified crystals.
Difference between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
Both cause pain and joint damage, but they’re very different diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease and happens when your immune system doesn’t work the way it should.
Osteoarthritis sites - Osteoarthritis most commonly affects the neck, shoulders, elbows, lower back and hands and
weight-bearing joints such as hips, knees, ankles and feet. Osteoarthritis affects just joints, not internal organs.
When surgery is necessary - Severe cartilage damage does not tend to heal very well on its own, so surgery is often necessary.
My treatment - I have an amazing recovery process for calcification and osteoarthritis where there’s remaining cartilage and have many testimonials to prove it. Bone spurs, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis of the spine and fused and hardened calcification soften and become like powder making it easier to move. I make two natural products that contribute to this success.
Vibrational properties, pure essential oils and mineral rich salts draw acid and toxins out and then deeply relax the muscles. The gel relieves pain and inflammation and helps break down hardened calcium deposits, so loosening the joints. An amazing duo!
Sometimes the use of these products is sufficient, but where a bigger problem resides my hands-on physical therapy with the use of Vitali-Chi - a copper circuit to further break down the calcification process may be necessary. I look forward to meeting you or answering any questions.
About Jill Jesson
I have been a practicing wellbeing therapist for 33 years and have experience and qualifications in physical therapy, sports injury, nutrition and diet including allergies, kinesiology and so much more. I address the root cause to all physical and emotional issues.