As we get older, our bodies begin to change, including the joints. Our joints are lined with cartilage and aging causes that cartilage to thin. Since the cartilage becomes thinner, the surfaces of your joints do not slide over each other as well as they once did. This is why older adults are more susceptible to joint injury and why they commonly experience chronic joint pain.
Cartilage damage is often a result of years of wear and tear, caused by multiple injuries and lifelong movement. This leads to osteoarthritis, which is the most common disorder in older adults.
Ligaments, the connective tissue that binds your joints together, become less elastic as we grow older. This happens in the tendons as well, which bind your muscles to your bones. The decrease in elasticity makes your joints feel tight or stiff. These tissues also tear more easily as we age, and it takes much longer for them to heal.
Growing older is inevitable, but joint pain is not. If you are experiencing chronic pain in your joints, you may want to consider stem cell therapy. This procedure is quick, safe and will improve your quality of life.
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