Taking Glucosamine Chondroitin to alleviate mild discomfort in your Shoulders and Knees

Friday, February 08, 2013 • San Diego, CA 92109

 

The most common nutritional supplement physicians recommend for shoulder pain relief is glucosamine and chondroitin. These two molecules occur naturally in the joints of all humans and are the foundation of healthy bones and joints. In a damaged joint, glucosamine and chondroitin are in short supply and the body doesn't have the raw materials necessary to build new cartilage. With regular supplementation, however, the body has an advantage and can actually repair damaged areas of the body. This is in sharp contrast to commonly prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that only reduce inflammation temporarily and do nothing to improve the condition of the damaged joint.