Each of the joints in the human body contains synovial fluid. This fluid is a thick liquid that lubricates the joint and allows for ease of movement. The synovium of the joint is the main place where inflammation occurs in joint diseases such as arthritis. The first sign of joint disorders is often limited mobility in the joint or pain and stiffness with movement. Cases of synovial fluid and joint inflammation are more common with increased age.
During movement, the synovial fluid held in the cartilage is squeezed out mechanically to maintain a layer of fluid on the cartilage surface for lubrication.
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