As I experienced unexplained bone and joint pain quite frequently recently, I went to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for a check up. The doctor says that I have Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time. To know more about Osteoarthritis, click here.
For Osteoarthritis, symptoms typically start after 40 years of age, and progress slowly.
Most commonly, it develops in people aged over 40. Some people say that osteoarthritis is an inevitable part of ageing.
This is untrue. There are people well into their nineties who have no
clinical or functional signs of the disease.
The doctor gave me Glucosamine supplements to strengthen my cartilage.
Glucosamine is a natural chemical compound in your body. But it also
comes in the form of a supplement.
The glucosamine helps keep up the health of your
cartilage -- the rubbery tissue that cushions bones at your joints.
I am quite devastated that I have this disease at this age, I
still have a long way to go, I hope after taking the medication my
condition will improve.