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When my husband use to play football, he loved it. What he didn’t love was the numerous surgeries that he had because of it. He has had nine surgeries, including back surgery, all because of football… and he is only 31 years old! They are suggesting that he will probably have to have his knees replaced in the future, as well.
He has joint pain… and it is constant. It hurts him when he picks up the kids, plays outside, does yard work, pretty much all of the time.
My husband uses a quote constantly (his back doctor told him): “MOTION IS LOTION” WHEN IT COMES TO JOINTS.
This study by Harvard proves his point about the surprising relief for joint pain:
“Ignoring the pain won’t make it go away. Nor will avoiding all motions that spark discomfort. In fact, limiting your movements can weaken muscles, compounding joint trouble, and affect your posture, setting off a cascade of further problems. And while pain relievers and cold or hot packs may offer quick relief, fixes like these are merely temporary.
By contrast, the right set of exercises can be a long-lasting way to tame ankle, knee, hip, or shoulder pain. Practiced regularly, joint pain relief workouts might permit you to postpone — or even avoid — surgery on a problem joint that has been worsening for years by strengthening key supportive muscles and restoring flexibility. Over time, you may find limitations you’ve learned to work around will begin to ease. Tasks and opportunities for fun that have been weeded out of your repertoire by necessity may come back into reach, too. Regular activity is good for your heart and sharpens the mind. It nudges blood pressure down and morale up, eases stress, and shaves off unwanted pounds. Perhaps most importantly, it lessens your risk of dying prematurely”
Read more here at Harvard Health
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Triple Strength Glucosamine, Chondroitin & MSM Joint Soother®
Glucosamine helps with flexibility, connective tissue in and around the joints and cartilage to support joint comfort.* Individual results may vary.
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a source of naturally-occurring sulfur. This popular dietary supplement has now been formulated into a nutrient-enriched, moisturizing cream. Smoothing emollients, such as jojoba oil and sweet almond oil with collagen, aloe vera, and the antioxidant vitamins E, A and D have been blended in this formula. This combination of beneficial vitamins, oils and herbs work together to soften, smooth and moisturize the skin.
Boswellia Standardized Extract
Boswellia is a centuries old herb that helps support healthy joints, which is important at any age.*
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