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Delaying ageing process in human body – Part II

  • By Guest Writer |
  • Thursday, August 28th, 2014 |

In our first article we discussed about the effectiveness and smoothness of the spine in a human body is directly related to human ageing. Now we will discuss how our joints get affected as we grow older.

Joints in human body are classified in two types:

A. Joints for connecting medium
B. Joints for movement

Joints for connecting medium are of 3 types – Fibrous Joint, Cartilaginous Joint and Synovial Joint

1. Fibrous Joint – Terminal of two bones remain connected in this type of joints through Fibrous Tissue. These are fixed type joint. Example – Skull. These Fibrous Joints are of 3 types – Sutures, Gomphosis & Syndesmosis.

2. Cartilaginous Joint – Terminal of two bones remain connected by Cartilage. These are of 2 types of joints depending upon the nature of Cartilage – (i) Synchondrosis or Primary Cartilaginous Joint and (ii) Symphysis or Secondary Cartilaginous Joint.

3. Synovial Joint – in these types of joints, terminal of two bones remain closer in a cavity and a fluid is filled in the cavity. This cavity is called Synovial Cavity. Terminal points of the two bones are covered by a membrane called Synovial Membrane. This fluid protects the joint from friction. Most of the joints of human body are of these types.

Joints for movement are of 3 types:

1. Immovable or Synarthrosis Joint

2. Slightly movable or Amphiarthrosis Joint

3. Freely movable or Diarthrosis Joint.

So it is assumed that if we have to be active up to our last days of life or you say our older age, we should protect and care our bones and joints. Exercise in a proper way, taking rest and healthy food helps us to retain activeness of our joints. In our next session, we will discuss some more techniques to retain our flexibility and softness of joints in a more encouraging manner.

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