How to prevent and treat joint pain

by | Aug 25, 2021 | Healing | 0 comments

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Perhaps one of the most prominent issues that affect people today is joint pain. Joint pain is caused by inflamed fluids in between the joints, which results in severe pain.

Mainly referring to pain and discomfort which can also be accompanied by swelling. Joint pain can often occur in the main joint points of the body, for example; Shoulders, knees, elbows as well as the hips.

What causes joint pain?

For most people, the most common cause of joint pain is arthritis or other musculoskeletal disorders such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. While most joint pain issues can be hereditary, other factors such as stress, physical injury and trauma (eg; car accident or sports), gout, joint sprains as well as side effects from surgical operations, which may lead to an individual battle against joint pain and inflammation. Body weight and age, respectively, can contribute to joint pain.

The different kinds of joint pain

Osteoarthritis mainly affects people over the age of 40 and happens when the cartilage between the joints wears thin with age. This wear and tear happens over time which causes cartilage to break down so that there is no longer enough cushioning between the joints.

Another common joint issue is arthritis, which can deform the joints over time, specifically rheumatoid arthritis. In the past, arthritis mainly occurred in the elderly population, whilst in this day and age, younger people experience or are diagnosed with different forms of arthritis, due to lifestyle and dietary changes, which may be contributing factors. If you feel like joint pain is something you are experiencing, it’s highly advisable that you contact your healthcare professional for a medical examination or x-rays.

Ease your joint pain

Are you suffering from joint pain? Have no fear, we have the best tips to help ease your pain.

Take a supplement made for joint pain

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Do some exercise

Often, when one is struggling with issues like joint pain and inflammation, the last thing that you want to do is exercise. However, doing some light yoga, pilates, stretching, swimming or walking can work wonders on easing joint pain, tenderness and swelling. Aim to walk for just 30 minutes a day (if it’s too cold outside, then walk around your home or march on the spot) to see great improvement in blood circulation and pain.

If you struggle with joint pain in the evening, then try to do 30 minutes of yoga, pilates or light stretching to get your joints moving and lower the risk of inflammation.

Keep warm

If you or a loved one struggles with joint pain then you know all too well that winter is when the pain seems to increase. While there is no proper scientific explanation for this, the cold does seem to aggravate pain and tenderness for many. Ease your pain by keeping your joints and body warm when indoors and outdoors. Keep the heater on at home if you are working and make sure to wear gloves and socks when the temperature drops. A great product to buy to help ease joint pain is an electric blanket as it helps to keep the entire body warm, providing relief from pain, swelling and tingling.

Watch what you eat

It’s no surprise that diet influences every part of our lives, and the same thing happens here for joint pain. Eating a diet rich in processed foods, sugar, fizzy drinks and too much red meat can cause inflammation and pain. Try to incorporate anti-inflammatory foods to your diet like turmeric, leafy green vegetables, nuts, seeds and berries. However, if you find that you need more help in combating your pain and getting the correct diet, then visiting a dietician might be a great option for you!

Before embarking on any home remedies or changing your diet for joint pain and inflammation, then be sure to chat to your doctor to rule out any possible allergies. Be sure to visit our website for more information on our products and how you can use them in your daily life.

 

References

US National Library of Medicine | Arthritis Res Ther. 2007; 9(3): 214. | Published online 2007 Jun 11. doi: 10.1186/ar2147 | https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2206347/

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