7 out of 10 women suffer joint pain from the age of 35

7 out of 10 women suffer joint pain from the age of 35

  • 68% of the population over 35 suffer joint pain. This figure rises to 73% in the case of women
  • They are data from a study by Vanir, a brand specializing in food supplements belonging to the American laboratory Opko Health, in collaboration with the Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI)

68% of Spanish women between the ages of 35 and 65 have had joint pain in the last year. By sex, women suffer the most (73%), a number that exceeds by 10 points the number of men who report having had this problem. Although half of the population suffers mild pain, 40% reveal that for this reason they cannot develop some physical activity or exercise normally.

This is reflected in a study on joint health developed by Vanir, a brand specializing in food supplements belonging to the American laboratory Opko Health, in collaboration with the International Osteoarthritis Foundation (OAFI). It follows that in 21% of the population joint pain directly affects their quality of life. A situation that goes further with age: 10% of the Spanish over 50 years defines the pain as severe, which means that they have serious difficulties to carry out their daily life because of the intense pain in some joint.

Actually, 12% of women between the ages of 50 and 65 say that this ailment has led them to seek help or hire services for domestic tasks. In addition, about 30% of the population has seen their working lives affected and declining their work performance by joint pain. Specifically, 17% state that they have applied for leave or work leave because of this: 23% were men and 13% women.

“We live longer and, in this sense, the main key is to maintain a high quality of life over the years. We assume that we can move without problems, but as soon as we begin to have some difficulty, such as joint pain or stiffness, we begin to lose quality of life, “says Elsa Genové, CEO of Vanir.

The knee joints are the most resentful (52%) as this report shows. These are followed by those of the spine (mentioned by 4 out of 10 Spaniards) and those of the hands (25%). In the case of the latter, the figure rises to 37% in the case of women over 50, a figure that exceeds 13 points for men in the same age group.

Specifically, this type of pain is closely related to ailments such as osteoarthritis, a disease that, as warned from OAFI, affects more than 242 million people worldwide. “The symptoms of osteoarthritis are usually progressive and dilated over time. In a first stage, the pain associated with the movement and the effort to which the joint is submitted appears, although in this first phase the pain ceases with rest. In a second stage, the worsening of the osteoarthritis makes the pain appear after rest and exercise, so the discomfort is more continuous and practically constant, “says Josep Vergés, president of the Foundation.

About Vanir

Vanir is the brand specializing in food supplements belonging to the US laboratory Opko Health, a multinational biopharmaceutical and diagnostic company that bases its activity on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel products and technologies. The aim of Vanir is to market high-end products in self-care aimed at improving the health and well-being of people, especially focused on joint and muscular health. Its range of products consists of Vanit Fit (muscle toning and strength), Vanir Flex (prevention of joint wear and mobility improvement) and Vanir Go! (concentration). In addition, Vanir is a pioneer brand in its sector in the direct sale to the consumer through the online channel and all its products are manufactured in Spain complying with standards of maximum quality.