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Natural Treatments for Joint Pain by Way of Chiropractic

By Stepy Kamei

Considering how common joint pain is, it's a bit unnerving to know that it's not talked about more often. Joint pain, both acute and chronic, affects millions of Americans every year, and it can be brought on by a wide variety of causes. Conditions such as arthritis and obesity are often to blame, as are sudden injuries, overworking the muscles in the body, or even just dealing with high amounts of stress over a prolonged period of time. It's ideal to address joint pain as soon as you begin to notice it, but it's even better to take the proper steps to keep your joints healthy on a daily basis, to prevent these problems from occuring in the first place. Before you take the plunge into trying out medications or procedures with potentially risky side-effects and outcomes, you may want to consider giving natural treatment options a try. In addition to utilizing The Joint Chiropractic care facilities, there are simple habits you can take up in your everyday life for better joint health and joint pain relief. 

An Improved Diet For Improved Joint Health

If you experience joint pain with no obvious cause, your diet may be to blame. Many joint pain sufferers notice a dramatic decrease in their symptoms once they begin cleaning up their diets in a healthy manner. The Western diet is unfortunately chock full of foods which provoke a high inflammatory response from the body, which simply makes joint pain worse. Processed foods, especially those which are high in sugar, fat, or salt content, are the ones most likely to increase inflammation around the joints of the body. Swapping these nutritionally devoid products out for wholesome unprocessed foods such as fresh produce, legumes, fruit, lean protein, and whole grains can make a big difference in the amount of joint pain you experience. 

The Best Exercises for Joints

You may think that the best way to fight joint pain relief is to rest as much as possible, but this method of thinking can actually be detrimental to your health. Opting for low-impact exercises such as walking, cycling, swimming, and yoga can safely strengthen your bone, muscle, and joint health while improving flexibility for less mobility issues later on in life. Aim to perform a variety of these kinds of exercises for a minimum of 20 minutes a day, at least three days a week, for optimal joint health. 

Feel free to consult with a chiropractor for further advice on how to relieve joint pain naturally. At The Joint, you can take care of your overall well-being in a safe and effective manner.

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