Joint health and joint repair are indispensable when it comes to living life to the fullest. Even with low-impact, day-to-day routines—the walking and running and exercising we do to get where we need to go—erosion in the cartilage of our joints will occur. In addition to natural wear-and-tear, joints can also suffer injury and strain due to weakening with age, accidents like underestimating the weight of a couch during a move, or sprains and tears sustained in sporting.
No matter what causes joint pain or dysfunction, the important aspects in recovery are the same:
- Damage repair: the restoration or replacement of hurt cells in the affected area
- Ongoing care: not only to guard against re-injury, but to make sure your body doesn’t heal unevenly, and instead knits itself back together as close to what it was before
- Preventative strengthening: being sure to maintain the work done with healing, and using that reparative attention to keep your progress going further
Our joints are multi-system, intricately-engineered machines—bone strength, tissue flexibility, and blood flow are three major components in maintaining ideal joint function, and a deficiency in any one area can compromise the whole system. An uptick in the stem cells produced by your bone marrow can help support all three.