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A Cure for Osteoarthritis Glucosamine Sulfate For many people joint problems are a serious issue Those affected by joint problems ranges from the highly athletic professional sports players to the lesser active elders with osteoarthritis Though there are several options to deal with sore and injured joints the use of supplements seem to be on the rise One of the most successful supplements used today for joint support and repair is glucosamine sulfate Not only can glucosamine sulfate prevent injuries to ones joints it can also relieve current joint problems Glucosamine sulfate is used to combat osteoarthritis a condition that effects the joints and its surroundings For a better understanding to how glucosamine works this paper will include what glucosamine sulfate is how is works and what it works on osteoarthritis Also included is an in-depth look at osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease DJD which is the most common type of arthritis affecting over 16 million people in the United States today 1 Arthritis refers to inflammation or swelling of the joints The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis which is also known as degenerative joint disease because it is characterized by joint degeneration and loss of cartilage Cartilage is the shock absorbing material between joints The weight-bearing joints such as the knees hips and spine as well as the hands are the joints most often affected by osteoarthritis These joints are under much greater stress because of additional weight and continuous use lifting sports support movement The concern that too much physical activity may lead to osteoarthritis is on the rise 2 Too much physical activity can lead to osteoarthritis since the continuous stress that physical activity places on the joints can result in microtrauma and degeneration of the articular cartilage 2 Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by inflammation breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of the joints Cartilage is a protein
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