Many patients with arthrosis try to "compensate" their condition with diet therapy for a long time before they turn to a specialist. They regularly consume pacha, jellied fish, jellied snacks in general in unlimited quantities. The Internet is full of information that the collagen in the composition of gelatin-like dishes restores the glucosamine-proteoglycan cartilage complex and strengthens the joints. It is completely absurd to believe this.
Because substances absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract do not penetrate the structure around the joint capsule. There are patients who, trying to restore joint he alth with diet, miss the main thing - time. And that's why they quickly face the need for endoprosthetics.
• Biosupplements with chondroitin - experts advise you to rely on official medicinal products
Cartilage treatment with chondroitin and glucosamine is supported by research in evidence-based medicine. And regular therapy with such treatment brings a positive result. A number of such substances are officially registered as medicinal products, while at the same time other preparations fill the shelves of pharmacies under the name of biologically active supplements.
Everyone has the right to choose either a registered, clinically tested preparation, or an unknown nutritional supplement, even if it is from a well-known company. Specialist radiologists do not recommend the second option to their patients. And they also do not advise you to be treated by doctors who prescribe such treatment.
• Calcium is a useful trace element for joint cartilage, but prolonged and uncontrolled intake damages the kidneys and the endocrine system
The role of calcium in the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system should not be underestimated. We all know that the leaching of calcium s alts provokes the development of osteoporosis, in which the bone mass thins and the risk of fractures increases.
The problem with osteoarthritis lies in another - thinning and destruction of cartilage. The trace element calcium can indeed strengthen and nourish cartilage tissue, but this is not a reason for prolonged and uncontrolled intake. Because you can cause problems with the kidneys and the endocrine system. In addition, calcium is not the only and main substance for strengthening cartilage tissue.
• Balms - there are no ointments capable of restoring joint he alth
“Miracle” ointments with collagen, chondroitin and glucosamine sulfate are diligently pushed by marketing and promising complete recovery… It's all a lie! There are no ointments capable of restoring joint he alth. If you come across a person on the Internet who claims to be cured after a week or a month of using some ointment, know that they are lying to you.
However, there is a grain of truth - such an ointment can have an analgesic effect only because of the content of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory component in it. You may also feel some relief. But this has nothing to do with the restoration of cartilage tissue.