Arthritis: What is it and why do I have it?

Expert Insights From Dr. Pope

Arthritis is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and it can be a debilitating condition that can severely limit a person’s ability to perform daily activities. It is characterized by inflammation and pain in the joints, and it can be caused by a variety of factors. In the United States, 24% of all adults, or 58.5 million people, have arthritis. It is a leading cause of work disability, with annual costs for medical care and lost earnings of $303.5 billion.

There are many causes of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and gout, which all have different causes but which lead to a similar end results. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the joints, while psoriatic arthritis is associated with the skin condition psoriasis. Gout is caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints. These are all roads that can lead to arthritis, but the result is the same: loss of cartilage or cushion in the joint.

The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is caused by wear and tear on the joints over time. This can be due to a variety of factors, such as aging, joint injuries, obesity, and genetics. Osteoarthritis is more common in older adults, but it can also affect younger people who have had joint injuries or who engage in repetitive activities that put stress on the joints. Think of it like the tread on a car tire. The tread will slowly wear down as you drive on the tires. The quality of the tire can impact how fast the tread wears down (think genetics), the driving style will affect longevity (such as someone who has a lead foot and brakes hard) and the number of miles in a period of times that you put on the tires will also affect treadwear. Do you put 20,000 miles a year or 2,000 miles a year on the tires? Lastly, there can be some potholes along the way that create damage to the tire tread as well. This analogy carries over fairly well when thinking of a joint. Your genetics, age, weight, livelihood and injuries along the way all lead to wear and tear on the joint causing loss of cartilage. Your joints have cartilage, meniscus, and labrum that act as a cushion so the bones don’t rub and grind. Slowly over time, the cartilage can wear down which allow the bones to start rubbing or you can get defects in the cartilage that can create pain, inflammation, and stiffness.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis, though there are several treatment options available, including medications, physical therapy, and dietary supplements. One supplement that has gained popularity recently for its potential benefits in helping patients with arthritis is JointLife by BlueFire Supplements.

JointLife contains several natural ingredients that have individually been shown to help those with arthritis in clinic trials. Some of the key ingredients in JointLife include turmeric, MSM, quercetin, bromelain, and boswellia, as well as Bioperine to maximize the benefits. There is nothing available on the market today as comprehensive as JointLife.

Patients that have taken JointLife often notice benefits within the first week of starting on Jointlife. It is a safe and natural way to manage the symptoms of arthritis to keep you active and living your best quality of life. JointLife is the only arthritis supplement that combines this many ingredients at the doses shown to have effect. We designed it this way to give patients the best possibility to maximize their benefits while taking as few pills possible. They also save a significant amount of money compared to buying each individual supplements. If a person were to take each ingredient by itself they would need to spend on average more than $200 and the numbers of pills they would take on a daily basis would be over 20-30 to equal what is in just a 4 tablet daily serving size with JointLife.

At the end of the day, arthritis is a common condition that can be difficult to manage. It is a slowly progressing wearing out of the joint that comes from just living your life day to day. Just like the tires on your car, as you put miles on the car, it is unavoidable that the tread will eventually wear down. JointLife by BlueFire Supplements is a physician formulated supplement specifically designed using the best available evidence and contains only natural ingredients that have been shown to help improve and manage the symptoms of arthritis. JointLife can help you keep your joints moving, and just like the tires on your care, we hope to keep your original tires running smoothly down the road for as long as possible.

As with any supplement, it is important to talk to your healthcare provider before starting any supplements to ensure that they are safe and effective for you.