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Joint Pain & Joint Health

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that affects an estimate of 302 million people worldwide & is the leading cause of disability among older people¹.

Osteoarthritis occurs when our cartilage covering the bone ends deteriorate over time due to wear & tear, causing pain when the bones rub against each other².

This is often accompanied by inflammation of the joint due to cartilage breakdown, leading to long term pain & could progress to loss of function as well as physical disability.

Singaporean elderly man Man in green shirt on sofa, clutching his right knee in pain.
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Common Symptoms of Osteoarthritis Include:

Ginflex-green anatomical depiction of a human joint highlighting inflammation and pain.

Joint pain after walking or standing for long periods of time

Anatomy ablaze: Fire surrounds red and swollen joint, symbolizing painful condition.

Joint swelling and redness in areas around joints 

Cords bind joints, symbolizing the morning struggle with joint stiffness.

Joint stiffness in the morning or after sitting for long periods

Lightning strikes, joints crackle: Image depicts grating, cracking or popping sounds when moving joints.

Grating, cracking or popping sounds when moving joints

Who is most prone to Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis can impact individuals across all age groups. While commonly associated with the elderly due to the gradual wear and tear of cartilage over time, Osteoarthritis can also manifest in younger individuals due to joint injuries, overuse, obesity, and genetic predisposition.

The elderly population is particularly vulnerable to Osteoarthritis due to the natural ageing process, which results in slower regeneration of healthy cells and increased susceptibility to cartilage damage. Additionally, lifestyle choices such as sedentary behavior and poor diet can exacerbate the risk factors for Osteoarthritis in this age group.

Younger individuals are not immune to Osteoarthritis, either. Joint injuries incurred during accidents or sports activities can trigger the early onset of Osteoarthritis, leading to persistent pain and impaired mobility. Similarly, repetitive stress from joint overuse, particularly in athletes or individuals engaged in physically demanding occupations, can accelerate the degenerative processes within their joints.

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Overweight individuals can also be prone to Osteoarthritis. Obesity, a growing concern within the population, has become a significant contributing factor to Osteoarthritis, even among younger individuals. Excess body weight places additional pressure on the joints, particularly the weight-bearing joints such as the knees and hips, hastening the deterioration of the cartilage and increasing the risk of Osteoarthritis³.

Therefore, while Osteoarthritis is commonly associated with the elderly, its potential impact spans across various age groups. A comprehensive understanding of the risk factors for Osteoarthritis and proactive measures such as taking Ginflex® daily to mitigate its progression is essential to reduce the burden of this debilitating condition.

Morbidly obese, overweight Malay man in green shirt laze on sofa, eating a pizza. Obesity is a growing  concern in Singapore.

Is there a cure for Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis cannot be reversed. However, there are medications & activities that you may engage in to reduce the pain & help you move better. If the disease is severe, surgical interventions may be recommended.

Do speak to your doctor if you are suffering from Osteoarthritis. If you are looking for a 100% plant-based, natural therapy,  Ginflex® can help to reduce pain & inflammation in 5-7 days.*

Ginflex® is a drug-free therapy that is able to help relieve symptoms of Osteoarthritis safely & effectively with its 4-in-1 optimized formulation.

*Based on clinical studies on AFLAPIN™

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1. Kolasinki, S. Let aL 2019 American College of Rheumatology/Arthritis Foundation guideline for the management of osteoarthritis of the hand, hip, and knee. Arthritis & Rheumatology,72(2),220-233

2. Zhang, Yuqing, and Joanne M. Jordan. "Epidemiology of osteoarthritis." Clinics in geriatric medicine 26.3 (2010): 355-369

3. King, Lauren K., Lyn March, and Ananthila Anandacoomarasamy. "Obesity & osteoarthritis." The Indian journal of medical research 138.2 (2013): 185


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