What is Glucosamine?

Essentially the most effective supplements for osteoarthritis is a compound called glucosamine. It is an amino sugar manufactured from the shells of chitin (shellfish) and is an essential component of cartilage. Also, it actively works to stimulate joint function and repair. It has been determined efficient at numerous scientific trials for relieving osteoarthritis pain, aiding in the rehabilitation of cartilage, renewing synovial fluid, and repairing joints which have been damaged from osteoarthritis. Each individual generates a specific amount of glucosamine for their body.

As you age, your body lose the ability to make enough glucosamine....


Ice or Heat Application?

The aim of this article is to help clarify any misunderstandings with regards to self-treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. The primary confusion appears to lie with whether or not to use heat or ice, along with the correct timing of these opposing methods.


This is the widely recognised approach to initial treatment. Employ this rule for acute injuries (i.e. really painful, recently inflamed, or if unsure what to do). It will always be the most suitable treatment in the first 24-72 hours. This consists of the majority of back pain and neck pain too.

  • Rest – Stop whatever you’re doing and rest the...

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