Joint Pain is a common problem amongst many Americans, in fact at some point a majority of us will deal with aches and pains in our joints. Finding a natural treatment that does not have long term side effects is important. While using NSAID’s or ibuprofen now and then can help, over time these can be hard on our organs. To learn more natural options continue reading below or to schedule a nutrition consultation at West End Chiropractic and Wellness click here.
There are plenty of health-promoting options that ease swelling. “Healthy fats are anti-inflammatory, especially the polyunsaturated fats that can be found in cold-water fish — salmon,cod and anchovies, for example — and raw nuts such as walnuts and almonds, and seeds like pumpkin and sunflower,” says Marie Winters, ND, a naturopathic physician at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at East Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia. “Thai basil, rosemary and the spices in curries (especially ginger, turmeric and cayenne) are also anti-inflammatory.”
“There’s strong scientific evidence in favor of vitamin D3, willow bark and chondroitin sulfate for decreasing joint pain,” says Dr. John Wertish, D.C.
But before exploring these options, it’s important to determine why you’re suffering from joint pain in the first place. If it’s wear and tear, it could be osteoarthritis, and the above recommendations will likely be helpful. If, on the other hand, the pain is caused by rheumatoid arthritis (where the immune system attacks the joints), you might require a more detailed treatment program. To determine if you are dealing with joint pain contact a specialist in your area that works with these conditions such as a chiropractor or physical therapist.
At West End Chiropractic and Wellness we have helped patients suffering from joint pain get relief through natural treatment options. To learn more visit us online at www.westendchiromn.com or call us today to schedule a consultation at (952) 500-8477