3 Ways To Prevent Joint Pain
Joint pain is something that many people are forced to deal with daily. It can be caused by a number of different injuries or health conditions and can be debilitating to the point it affecting your quality of life. One of the most common causes of joint pain is arthritis, but other health conditions can cause inflammation, swelling, redness, pain and stiffness. Here are three ways to prevent joint pain :
1.Keep active. Inactivity can make your whole body still, including your joints. At the same time if you have painful joint pain you need to find low impact exercises that will strengthen these areas yet not add any unneeded pressure. Swimming and other water activities are great for keeping the muscles around the joint strong and flexible. Yoga is also an amazing work out for the whole body and it will help you strengthen your muscles , ligaments and tendons that support your joints which can ease your pain.
2.Watch your diet. Nutrition plays a big role in preventing joint pain. Foods such as salmon, flax seeds, hemp seed hearts and walnuts all provide a healthy dose of Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3&undefined;s lubricate the joints, lessening and preventing joint pain. Supplements such as Glucosamine an Chonroitin are also great for those who suffer from joint pain because they help reduce inflammation.
3. Take it Easy. Although activity is generally a good thing, you need to listen to your body. If you are a self proclaimed workaholic or an avid athlete but find yourself suffering from joint pain you need to take it easy. Self-induced cartilage damage is one of the most common causes of arthritis and joint pain as you age.
Because of the amount of pain it can cause, it is important to follow a preventative routine before it happens. If you already have joint pain it can usually be relieved by a combination of different methods. It is important to work with a health care provider to find what works for you because no one should have to live in pain.
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