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Joints A joint is where two bones meet, allowing the skeleton to move. There are approximately 230 joints in the human body and these consist of three main types of joint. These are called:
  • Fixed joint - Your skull is a fixed joint
  • Slightly movable joint - This allows movement in a limited way, for example your spine
  • Synovial joint - Containing synovial fluid, it allows joints to move freely with little friction. Examples include Pivot joints (your kneck), Hinge joints (elbows and knees), Ball and Socket joints (your hips), the Saddle joint (only found in the thumbs), Gliding joints (such as the ankles and wrists) and the Ellipsoidal joint (in your index finger and a few other places)

There are lots of tissues surrounding our joints which allow their overall function:

  • Cartilage This covers the ends of your bones to stop them from rubbing together
  • Tendons These attach the muscles to the bones
  • Ligaments These are thick, white bands of tissue and hold bones together at the joint
  • Muscles Muscles move our joints
Joint Health:  | Omega 3 Oils | Glucosamine & Chondroitin | Turmeric | Green Lipped Muscle Extract | Devil's Claw | Silicea Capsules | Litozin | Vega Maxijoint | Joint Support |  
 
Maintaining Healthy Joints Maintaining Healthy Joints: A range of supplements for maintaining healthy joints and relief of chronic joint pain, stiffness and inflammation.   More >>>
 
Pain Relief Pain Relief: Express Chemist stock a complete range of the leading brands in pain relief. We also stock great herbal and electric alternatives. Pain can strike at any time and in many different ways. Don't let it get in the way of your life. Check out our Alternative Pain Relief remedies.   More >>>
 
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a group of medicines that provide relief by changing the body's response to pain, swelling and high temperature. The two most common NSAIDs are aspirin and ibuprofen.   More >>>
 
Joint Conditions:  | Arthritis Treatments | Osteoarthritis | Rheumatoid Arthritis | Gout |  
 
Arthritis Arthritis: Products for the treatment and relief of symptoms of arthritis, including supplements, anti-inflammatories and pain killers, amongst others.   More >>>
 
Osteoarthritis FAQs Osteoarthritis FAQs: Eighty per cent of people over 75 in the UK have osteoarthritis. It is the most common type of arthritis, with over 2 million sufferers in Britain. This information page provides the answers to some of the questions you may have regarding this condition and, in turn, hopefully make life a little easier for you by outlining effective ways of reducing the effects of osteoarthritis.   More >>>
 
Rheumatoid Arthritis FAQs Rheumatoid Arthritis FAQs: There are 350,000 rheumatoid arthritis sufferers in the UK, making it the second most common type of arthritis (after Osteoarthritis). You will find more information on this condition in this section.   More >>>
 
Strains and Sprains FAQs Strains and Sprains FAQs: Strains and Sprains can be very irritating. Despite often seeming like very trivial injuries, they can sideline you for weeks and are not to be taken lightly. Proper recovery is very important unless you want to risk causing repeat injuries, or worse, permanent damage. For our advice and tips on getting back to full fitness as quick as possible, please read on.   More >>>
 
Gout FAQs Gout FAQs: If you are suffering from Gout and would like information on how to live with this condition and ways to ease the symptoms, then this FAQs page should provide you with a lot of answers. We outline exactly what the condition is, what the symptoms are and offer a selection of products that we think will help.   More >>>
 
Joint Pain Joint Pain: Treatments for Joint Pain.   More >>>
 
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