Arthritis can occur at any age. In fact, more than 50 million adults (1 in 5 people over the age of 18) have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. It is predicted that by 2030, there will be nearly 70 million people with arthritis. It is the leading cause of disability.
It should come as no surprise, however, that athletes are at a higher risk for joint injury, particularly knee pain as the result of prolonged engagement in highly competitive sports.
Arthritis Pain in Athletes
Dr. Kevin Plancher is an Associate Clinical Professor in Orthopedics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY. According to Dr. Plancher, athletes (especially young athletes) are at a high risk for developing osteoarthritis simply for the fact that they are involved in sports and physical activities that put a significant amount of stress on their joints:
“The irony about young adults and osteoarthritis is that it is often the sports themselves that either cause or contribute to such an early diagnosis. That’s because engaging in highly-competitive sports puts athletes at a greater risk for injuries that can speed up the degeneration of cartilage and bone, which leads to osteoarthritis. The CDC confirms that people who suffer severe joint injuries, such as Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and meniscus injuries of the knee or Rotator Cuff injuries of the shoulder, are six times more likely to develop osteoarthritis than those who have never suffered such injuries.”
Most Common Athletic Sports Injuries
According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), the most common sports injuries include:
- Sprains and strains
- Knee injuries
- Swollen muscles
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Pain along the shin bone
Liquid Glucosamine for Osteoarthritis Pain
While some of these injuries may be acute in nature, many athletes face chronic injury and/or the risk of developing arthritis earlier. Flexicose liquid glucosamine is formulated for athletes to help provide relief for joint pain associated with osteoarthritis.
Studies have shown the positive effects of glucosamine on arthritis. In particular, glucosamine has been linked with stimulating the production of collagen as well as reducing joint discomfort and soreness.
Unlike NSAIDs, Flexicose liquid glucosamine works quickly to relieve joint pain while also preventing further degeneration. It’s easy to swallow, and because it is in liquid form, it has a higher absorption rate (95%) when compared to pill form.
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