By Michael J. Kellis, DO, FAOASM, Precision Orthopaedic Specialties, Inc.
Over the course of the last 30 years, I have treated thousands of patients suffering with arthritis. Unfortunately, there are millions of Americans, including myself, who suffer with this terrible malady. There are various types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, just to name a few. For the purpose of this article, I will be discussing osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis is commonly known as wear and tear arthritis and is found in all age groups. This disorder involves breakdown of articular cartilage, which lines the joints of our bodies. It causes stiffness, swelling and pain. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this painful and debilitating disease, but there are many things that we can do to improve it, slow it down, and even strengthen the articular cartilage to prevent further breakdown.
One of the most important things that a person with arthritis can do is to lose weight. If you are overweight, then every pound over your ideal weight will apply an additional 5 pounds of pressure on the knees. For example, if you are 20 pounds overweight, then this would add an additional 100 pounds of unwanted pressure on the knees! Non-impact exercise such as walking at a fast pace, bike riding, and swimming are recommended to help you to lose weight without destroying your joints.
Diets high in omega-3 oils have been shown to be effective in treating arthritis. Increasing the intake of fatty fish such as salmon is helpful, but adding a good omega 3 oil such as flax seed oil is an excellent way to add the omega-3s to your diet.
Over the years, many arthritis medications have been developed. I have seen numerous side effects from prescription arthritis medication varying from stomach irritation, to bleeding ulcers. I have learned to use them sparingly in my practice. For this reason, I developed a natural arthritis formula with every known ingredient clinically proven to combat arthritis. The combination of shark cartilage and glucosamine sulfate (from shellfish) has been most effective to help slow down articular cartilage degradation. In addition, the combination of MSM, ginger, and turmeric drop inflammation. Hyaluronic acid from fermenting corn bread and two Amazon herbs have helped my patients to increase their range of motion and to stop their pain.
I have used “Arthritis Relief” for over 8 years, and I have seen a significant improvement in my knees. My partners say that if it works on Dr. Mike, it’ll work on anyone! Our product is made in America and has the finest ingredients on the market. It is available in all of our offices, at the Waiting Room Café in Chardon, Quest for Health in Middlefield, and Wellness One in Auburn Township.
Because I truly believe that this product is the best arthritis formula on the market, we offer a 100% guarantee. Try it for one month and if you don’t see any improvement, we will fully refund your money. If it helps you, remember, “My help comes from the Lord, who made Heaven and Earth.” Psalm 121:2.
In Good Health,