Friday, September 7, 2012


About 50 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis, 30 million people suffer from low back pain, millions suffer from arthritic neck pains, and 200,000 children are affected by the juvenile form of arthritis. Once any of these conditions establishes in an individual, it becomes a sentence for suffering during the rest of the individual's life— unless the simplicity of the root-cause of the problem is fully understood.

Initially, rheumatoid arthritic joints and their pain are to be viewed as indicators of water deficiency in the affected joint cartilage surfaces. Arthritis pain is another of the regional thirst signals of the body. In some arthritis pains, salt shortage may be a contributing factor.

The cartilage surfaces of bones in a joint contain much water. The lubricating property of this "held water" is utilized in the cartilage allowing the two opposing surfaces to freely glide over one another during joint movement. Whereas the bone cells are immersed in calcium deposits, the cartilage cells are immersed in a matrix containing much water.

As the cartilage surfaces glide over one another, some exposed cells die and peel away. New cells take their place from the growing ends that are attached to the bone surfaces on the two sides. In a well-hydrated cartilage, the rate of friction damage is minimal. In a dehydrated cartilage, the rate of "abrasive" damage is increased. The ratio between the rate of regeneration of cartilage cells to their "abrasive peel" is the index of joint efficiency.
Actively growing blood cells in the bone marrow take priority over the cartilage for the available water that goesthrough the bone structure. In the process of dilating the blood vessels to bring more circulation to the area, it is
possible that the branch that goes through a tight hole in the bone cannot expand adequately enough to cope; the
cells that depend on these vessels for an increased water and nutrient supply are under a physically imposed
rationing control. Under such circumstances, and unless there is blood dilution to carry more water, the "serum"
requirements of the cartilage will have to be satisfied from the blood vessels that feed the capsule of the joint. The
nerve regulated shunting mechanisms (to all the joints) also produce signals of pain.

Initially, this pain is an indication that the joint is not fully prepared to endure pressure until it is fully hydrated. This type of pain has to be treated with a regular increase in water intake to produce some dilution of blood that is circulating to the area until the cartilage is fully hydrated and repaired from its base attachment to the bone—the normal bone route of serum diffusion to the cartilage. A look at Figures 6 and 7 will help make the points clear.

It is my assumption that the swelling and pain in the capsule of the joint is an indication there is dilation and edema
from the vessels that furnish circulation to the capsule of the joint. Joint surfaces have nerve endings that regulate
all functions. When they place a demand for more blood circulation to the area to pick up water from the serum, the
compensatory vascular expansion in the capsule is supposed to make up for the inefficiency of circulation from the
bone route of supply.


ALL said...

How do you ascertain that the pain is rheumatoid arthritis? My husband is suffering from pain in the lower back, and I think it could be due to the joints pressing on the nerves.

Its ME said...

if his joints have enough water -cushioning, then the nerves will not be 'pinched' by the joints surfaces when he is moving and at certain position. Use the watercure formula to find whether he has been servicing his body (drink water )
correctly on daily basis.

Its ME said...

Tell me his present body weight in kilogram.Then we can calculate (specific) how much water he should drink every 90 minute .