What Causes Arthritis?

Arthritis occurs when there is insufficient circulation to the bone underlying the cartilage.  Cartilage serves as a cushion in joints between bones.  This allows for the absorption of shock and allows motion of one bone against another.

Cartilage has no circulation of its own.  It uses the circulation of the underlying bone to provide oxygen and remove waste products.  However, if the bone does not have sufficient circulation, the portions of the bone which require more oxygen, such as beneath cartilage begin to die.  This creates dead spots in the bone beneath the cartilage, called subchondral cysts.  When cold weather approaches and the barometric pressures fall, the subchondral cysts expand against the injured portion of the cartilage and cause pain.  Unfortunately, pain causes a further decrease in circulation to the bone making the arthritis even worse.

As the cartilage begins to die, the joint space narrows and the joint becomes painful, enlarged, and stiff as there is increasing bone to bone contact.  

The nerve chemical [Calcitonin gene-related Peptide (CGRP)] which controls circulation to the bone is the same chemical which controls circulation to the fingers and toes.  This is why people with arthritis also almost always have cold toes and many times cold fingers.  

Rheumatoid, Psoriatic and Gouty Arthritis

Rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis occur when there is a second nerve chemical [Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide (VIP)], which is also insufficient. In these diseases, inflammation of the joint capsule occurs due to a lack of VIP. This allows further destruction of the fingers and toes. In many patients, the lack of VIP also causes airborne and food allergies, as well as, skin problems.

Arthritis occurs when there is insufficient circulation to the bone underlying the cartilage. Cartilage serves as a cushion in joints between bones. This allows for the absorption of shock and allows motion of one bone against another. Cartilage has no circulation of its own. It uses the circulation of the underlying bone to provide oxygen and remove waste products. However, if the bone does not have sufficient circulation, the portions of the bone which require more oxygen, such as beneath cartilage begin to die. This creates dead spots in the bone beneath the cartilage, called subchondral cysts. When cold weather approaches and the barometric pressures fall, the subchondral cysts expand against the injured portion of the cartilage and cause pain. Unfortunately, pain causes a further decrease in circulation to the bone making the arthritis even worse.

As the cartilage begins to die, the joint space narrows and the joint becomes painful, enlarged, and stiff as there is increasing bone to bone contact.

The nerve chemical [Calcitonin gene-related Peptide (CGRP)] which controls circulation to the bone is the same chemical which controls circulation to the fingers and toes. This is why many patients with shoulder pain also have cold toes and many times cold fingers.

Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and gouty arthritis occur when there is a second nerve chemical which is also insufficient [Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide (VIP)]. In these diseases, inflammation of the joint capsule occurs due to a lack of VIP. This allows further destruction of the joints of the fingers and toes. In many patients, the lack of VIP also causes airborne and food allergies, as well as, skin problems. Not only does arthritic pain interfere with quality sleep but since VIP is also necessary to create melatonin, many of these patients also have insomnia. Gout and gouty arthritis are caused by excessive uric acid in the blood stream. VIP decreases the inflammation of the involved joints by decreasing TNF alpha, thereby reducing the arthritic pain.

Pain causes further decrease in circulation because it destroys CGRP. CGRP not only increases circulation to the bones but also increases circulation to the nerves that created VIP. Therefore, if CGRP is decreased, then VIP is also decreased.

Another common source of pain associated with arthritis is osteoporosis, which is a progressive decrease in bone density and, therefore, bone strength. A lack of sufficient CGRP and VIP can cause osteoporosis. Both CGRP and VIP cause increased bone creation while decreasing bone degradation.

 

Common Treatments Tried Before Using VECTTOR

Common treatments tried for rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis include:

  • Methotrexate 
  • NSAIDs 
  • Steroids
  • Surgery

If you are tired of trying methods that don’t work and leave you dealing with arthritis pain, look no further, VECTTOR is the answer.

Our Arthritis Pain Solution That Will Work For You:

VECTTOR Therapy System

VECTTOR therapy is a form of electrostimulation founded upon principals of acupuncture, reflexology, physiology, cellular physiology, and anatomy and is designed to stimulate the nerves to produce certain vital neuropeptides essential for optimal functioning of the body.

VECTTOR therapy is designed to read feedback from the patient’s body via skin surface temperatures, throughout the treatment process. When indicated by the feedback received during treatment, VECTTOR will prompt the user to log into the system and request new treatment protocols, designed to maximize the effectiveness of the user’s treatments.

What VECTTOR Therapy System Can Do For You?

The nerve chemical which causes a temperature increase in the fingers is monitored by the VECTTOR unit and is the same nerve chemical which increases circulation to the bone. If there are insufficient amounts of this chemical, it causes the changes in the bones of the joints which causes the arthritic pains.