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Joints | Diseases and Concerns

JOINTS

The joints suffer a lot of injury and premature wear, especially in overweight people and in athletes who overtrain. Also, there are over a hundred diseases associated with arthritis that plague the lives of millions of people. Did you know that the term arthritis encompasses a hundred different conditions? Some of the best known include osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis

ARTHRITIS

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. Our immunity attacks cells in our cartilage rather than germs. It could be caused by food allergies or intolerances.

Osteoarthritis

ARTHROSIS

More than 10 percent of Canadian adults are affected by osteoarthritis, which is the most common type of arthritis. This is an erosion of the articular surface by wear.