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 men-strual 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