Different types of joint pain relief

If you’re experiencing joint pain from arthritis or recovering from an injury, there are a variety of options to reduce joint pain and increase bone health. 

Joint pain is also referred to as arthralgia and can be experienced in shoulders, wrists, hips, ankles and knees. Pain can be a sign of joint inflammation (arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis) and infection. According to the CDC, about one in four adults with arthritis reports experiencing severe joint pain. Joint pain can also be caused by an injury. Injuries can affect ligaments or tendons surrounding the joint, and cartilage or bones within the joint. 

Joint Pain Symptoms

  • joint inflammation
  • joint redness
  • joint swelling
  • joint tenderness
  • joint warmth
  • limping
  • locking of joint
  • loss of range of motion 
  • stiffness

 

How Nourishing Joint Therapy Can Reduce Joint Pain 

Nourishing Joint Therapy can provide a powerful solution to reduce symptoms of joint pain. Nourishing Joint Therapy enhances your body’s innate ability to heal and repair itself by increasing cellular communication. This is a form of alternative medicine used to repair and replace tissue function loss due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects. Nourishing Joint Therapy can reduce joint pain by restoring joint function and accelerating recovery after injury. 

Contact us to learn more about how Nourishing Joint Therapy can help you repair and heal your joints.

 

How Nutrition Affects Bone Health

Your diet can also have a big impact on the health and longevity of your joints. If you don’t absorb minerals and nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D, your bone health may deteriorate. By eating foods that build bone density, strengthen connective tissue and reduce inflammation, you can prevent injuries and preserve your joints for a long, active life.

Also avoid foods that can weaken your bones, especially salt. Salt causes fluid retention and tissue swelling. The Arthritis Foundation reports that by reducing salt, you can reduce calcium loss. Research has found that postmenopausal women with a high-salt diet lose more bone minerals than other women of the same age. 

“The salt content of the typical American diet is one of the reasons why calcium requirements are so high,” says Linda K. Massey, PhD, RD, a professor of human nutrition at Washington State University in Spokane.

Massey says, “Studies show that regular table salt, not simply sodium, causes calcium loss, weakening bones with time. That’s important because Americans get about 90% of our sodium through salt.”

To offset bone loss from a high-salt diet, absorb calcium and vitamin D daily. Good sources of vitamin D are natural sunlight, fortified milk, egg yolks, fish, liver, and supplements.

Avoid Salty Foods to Reduce Joint Inflammation

  • Processed meats, such as deli turkey and ham, and hot dogs
  • Fast food, such as pizza, burgers, tacos, and fries
  • Processed foods, including regular and reduced-calorie frozen meals
  • Regular canned soups and vegetables and vegetable juices
  • Baked products, including breads and breakfast cereals

 

Try These 4 Foods to Reduce Joint Pain and Increase Bone Health

 

1.Blueberries

Blueberries have antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that can decrease inflammation. Berries are also rich in quercetin and rutin, which have been shown to block some of the inflammatory processes associated with arthritis. 

2. Salmon

Salmon is well known for having bone-healthy, Omega-3 fatty acids. They reduce inflammation, improve brain function and lower risk of heart disease and diabetes. Omega-3 can also be found in other cold-water fish such as tuna, trout, halibut and sardines. Taking a daily fish oil supplement is another way to absorb Omega-3s.

3. Broccoli

Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables reduce inflammation and other symptoms of arthritis. A 2014 study reported that the sulforaphane found in broccoli can block the formation of cells involved in rheumatoid arthritis development. 

4. Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate has anti-inflammatory properties to reduce joint pain. Cocoa contains antioxidants that can counteract genetic predisposition to insulin resistance and inflammation. The higher the percentage of cocoa in the chocolate, the higher its anti-inflammatory effect. But remember, chocolate can be high in sugar and fat, so enjoy it in moderation. If you’re going to indulge, choose chocolate that is at least 70% cocoa.

 

Contact Natural Bio Health Today

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Contact us to learn more about how Nourishing Therapy can help you repair and heal your joints.

 

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