Learn More About Joint Pain
Pain is the body’s way of telling us that something is wrong. It might be due to an injury, exposure to an irritant, wear-and-tear, or a chronic health issue.
However, if we have prolonged or repeated exposure to sources of pain, such as joint degradation in arthritis, hormonal imbalances causing menstrual pain, or stress causing migraines, the pain-response cycle changes. We develop long standing, chronic inflammation. Chronic pain, profoundly impacts our quality of life. It may reduce mobility, lessen our independence, and limit our daily activities.
Symptoms of Chronic Inflammation:
- Anxiety and stress
- Memory impairment
- Mood swings
- Digestion issues
- Eat an anti-inflammatory diet
- Avoid pro-inflammatory foods which include gluten, dairy, sugar, and vegetables from the nightshade family (tomato, potato, eggplant and peppers)
- Heal the gut
- Reduce stress
- Consideration supplements to reduce inflammation
- Treat the cause: Order lab testing or imaging to get a diagnosis of what is causing the pain, and then take steps to treat the underlying issue