Joint Injury / Synovitis Solution™
Indicative Signs and Symptoms
- Swelling in the knees or fetlock
- Restricted motion (stiffness) in the knees or fetlock
- Heat and tenderness to touch in affected joint
- Fibrous mass on affected joint
Freely moving joints are designed to work like "ball bearings". Within the inner part of the joint capsule is the synovial membrane which secretes a lubricating fluid that allows a healthy joint to have frictionless movement. In addition to being a lubricant, synovial fluid also supplies nutrients and removes waste. Any injury to a joint will dramatically reduce this vital lubricant.
Synovitis is an inflammation of the delicate synovial membranes that surround, protect and nourish the joints that are particularly subject to stress in the horse's legs. Once initiated, synovitis usually progresses into a chronic and debilitating condition.
Both injury and disease can initiate Synovitis. Repeated concussive trauma (wear and tear) is the type of joint injury most likely to cause the synovial membrane to become inflamed. And particularly strenuous activities such as racing and jumping will increase the chances of a joint injury. The front legs of a horse are most vulnerable to this stress related injury, as they carry 60-65% of the horse’s weight. The knees and fetlocks are affected most.
When the joint is injured it is the inflammation of the synovial membrane in the joint capsule that causes the tissue to become swollen and painful. Once the synovial membrane becomes inflamed, there is a loss of key fluid elements, such as hyaluronic acid, that are primarily responsible for the lubricating quality of the synovial fluid. This loss of fluid decreases blood circulation to the joint which then deprives the area of essential nutrients, contributing to the degenerative process that follows. Granulation tissue forms leading to the development of fibrous connective tissue and a clearly observable mass. The mass then causes an irritation of the bony tissues resulting in erosion of the bone.
Joint Injury/Synovitis Solution reduces inflammation in the synovial joint while directing blood to the injured area. This increased circulation along with the reduction of inflammation, restores the synovial fluid so the joint can once again be lubricated and nourished. In addition to the restorative properties of these herbs, herbal "groups" are included to absorb the fibrous tissue, reducing any mass that may have formed, and recover bone loss.
- Reduces inflammation in synovial joint
- Directs blood to affected area
- Restores synovial fluid necessary for lubrication
- Absorbs fibrous tissue
- Reduces any mass formed
- Recovers bone loss
Ingredients: yi yi ren, ru xiang within a proprietary blend.