Posted by Joyce
on January 20, 2000 at 11:40:57:
I developed carpal tunnel syndrome about a year and a half ago and in the process of researching alternative treatments I came across a very informative article about glucosamine, a substance required by your body for normal maintenance of soft tissue structures in the body, such as cartilage, tendon, ligament, joint fluid, heart valves, blood vessels and several structures in the eye. It's too long to cut and paste here but if anyone wants me to send it to them e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Briefly, as it relates to arthritis, glucosamine is the major ingredient in synovial fluid which is what lubricates the joints, and a deficiency causes the fluid to become thin and watery and predisposes the joints to injury which results in the pain that arthritis sufferers experience.
The article explains that supplementation with glucosamine for six to ten weeks causes the pain to recede.
It sure sounds promising to me.