Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sports Injuries Now # 2 in Doctor's Visits

According to a new report from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, visits to Doctor's Offices for Sport related injuries and chronic pain are now only second to visits complaining of a cold. 

Of the 8 most common reasons for Sports related injuries or pain, all of them involve joints.  Only two of them are from tissue damage such as tears, the other six are from degenerative problems such as joint pain, arthritis and tendinitis.

Arthritis was described as "cartilage breaking down, allowing bones (in the joint) to rub together".  Counter-measures, now get this, mentioned included avoidance of high impact activities, physical therapy, heat pads, possible anti-imflammatories, then surgical solutions such as joint replacement.

No where did this article mentioned joint nutrients such as Glucosamine.  Even though the Glucosamine that I take is listed in the Physicians Desk Reference (PDR),...not the Supplements version where companies pay to have their products listed, ,,,,,but the actual PDR were prescriptions medications are listed.  

Lack of informing people about nutrients involved in joint health and combating join pain, particularity knee joint pain is wht most Doctor's have earned the title "Disease Care Specialists" rather than "Health Care Specialists".  Doctor Ray Strand actually wrote a great book entitled "What Your Doctor's Don't Know About Nutritional Medicine May be Killing You."  Guess he had the insight into what most M.D.'s aren't taught about nutritional therapy.

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