Is Arthritis Normal?

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Is Arthritis Normal? 

No, arthritis is not normal. AND there is something you can do about it. You don’t have to live in pain, and there are alternative options to over-the-counter and prescription pain meds.  

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. It is usually found in people who have had trauma to the joint, chronic joint misalignment (makes joints wear and tear) accumulated toxins, and/or hormonal imbalances. 

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It can be called many things- arthritis, osteoarthritis, bone-on-bone arthritis, or degenerative joint disease. This disease most often affects the cartilage. Cartilage is a smooth material that covers the end of the joint to cushion the bone and allow the joint to move easily. With OA, the surface layer of the cartilage breaks down and wears away. This allows the joints to rub together. Which can cause pain, swelling, and loss of motion in the joint. 



There are multiple causes of arthritis. A combination of things in the body, your lifestyle, and your environment may add to its development. Several factors increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis. 

These include: 

  • Age 
  • Being Female 
  • Family History 
  • Being Overweight 
  • Repetitive Motion 
  • Injury 
  • Birth Defect

With over a century of patient care at the West Clinic, we’ve discovered that one of the biggest causes of osteoarthritis (that traditional medicine does not recognize) is when calcium is in the wrong place in the body. This is also known as Hypercalcemia. This is when there is too much calcium in the blood, and it precipitates into the joint space. This is the precursor to bone spurs. Essential fatty acids (Omega 3,6 & 9) are vital to get calcium into the bones. EFAs are vital for healthy joints. 

Another overlooked factor in arthritis is an alkaline substance called guanidine. This is a normal product of protein metabolism, excreted by the liver and kidneys of healthy people. When you have a congested or toxic liver, you can’t eliminate guanidine, a byproduct of eating protein, and it accumulates in and around the joints. This makes the joint “sticky” or “rusty”. This explains why so many people who have arthritis also have congested livers. This is different than liver disease. 



Osteoarthritis has several warning signs including pain. However, not everyone has pain. Only ⅓ of the people diagnosed with the disease report pain and other warning signs. These warning signs may include: 

  • Constant or periodic pain in a joint 
  • Morning stiffness 
  • Joint swelling or tenderness in one or more joints
  • A crunching feeling or the sound of bone rubbing on bone

If you have hot, red, or tender joints, then you probably do not have osteoarthritis. Talk to us about other possible causes, such as metabolic disease, chronic infection such as mycoplasma, Lyme disease, or Epstein Barr. 



No single test can diagnose osteoarthritis. Most doctors use a combination of the following methods to find out if you have the disease and to rule out other conditions. 

  • Medical History 
  • Physical Exam 
  • X-Rays 
  • Other tests including blood tests and joint fluid



There are alternative treatment options for osteoarthritis that don’t involve over-the-counter or prescription pain medications. 

  1. Advanced Medical Nutritional Therapy 
  2. Prolozone Therapy 
  3. UVBI Therapy (German Arthritis Therapy) 


When used together, the treatments listed above have shown remarkable clinical outcomes. For more information on these treatments, click here to download “The Arthritis Cure” eBook. 


Call our office today to find out if you are a candidate for these therapies. 208-232-3216

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