Every third Austrian over the age of 45 is affected by arthrotic joint complaints. According to a market study, 36 percent of people over the age of 45 say they suffer from joint pain, at least sometimes as a result of certain efforts. Around one in five (21 percent) is always or regularly struggling with joint problems. The most frequent joint complaints The Austrians most often complain of pain in the spine (45%), followed by knees (32%) and shoulder joints (21%) (here you will find back exercises). For every two years, joint pain is dulling leisure time and quality of life, which is why 43% of sufferers take painkillers. Early detection can help Two-thirds of sufferers take joint pain as an "aging phenomenon" and believe that "you can not do anything about it anyway". However, much can still be done in the early stages to counteract the increasing wear of the joints. First complaints should therefore be taken seriously in order to take measures that slow as much as possible the progression of osteoarthritis. One of these measures are suitable dietary supplements. Not all nutrients and vitamins important for our joints (eg calcium, vitamin D, manganese, glucosamine, chondroitin) can be absorbed by the diet in sufficient quantities. An informative contact point about joint problems can be found at www.gelenkcheck.at.