A key to controlling arthrosis
Currently, we do not yet know if the trigger for arthrosis is due to the alteration of cartilage or other processes. On the other hand, the results of these phenomena are well-known: the cartilage of the joints concerned become rough and thin. The bones become worn; they become damaged and tend to change shape, creating bone spurs, called osteophytes. For the people affected, arthrosis does not take any prisoners: among the most common symptoms are creaking of the joints when they are used, stiffness and pain. Eventually, arthrosis really handicaps the lives of patients. It leads to social isolation because moving has become so painful for them.
One drug can be hidden by another
Question: how can a treatment aimed at post-menopausal osteoporosis also be used in treating arthrosis? These two complaints have causes and consequences that are totally different. Osteoporosis is defined as a disease characterized by a reduction in bone mass. It leads to bone fragility and an increase in the risk of fractures, in particular of vertebrae, wrists and the neck of the femur. (Read : The silent enemy)