structure of bone joint

Why Your Joints get Stiff, And What You Can Do

Why Your Joints get Stiff, And What You Can Do

structure of bone joint
Your Age is Advancing
As you age, your cartilage — the spongy material that protects the ends of your bones — begins to dry out and stiffen. Your body also makes less synovial fluid, the stuff that acts like oil to keep your joints moving smoothly. The result: Your joints may not move as freely as they used to. It sounds a little crazy, but the best thing you can do is keep on trucking. Synovial fluid requires movement to keep your joints loose.