admin - October 8, 2013
Knee pain can put a damper on any type of lifestyle. The constant pain that can occur during movement and all of those popping sounds you may be hearing can be disheartening. You probably already realize that pain killers don’t always get the job done when it comes to knee pain. Plus, it’s no fun to be reliant on pain relievers.
Luckily, there is good news. It is possible to relieve your knee pain without having to rely solely on medications. Just make sure you discuss any pain remedies with your doctor, especially before stopping use of a medication.
According to Prevention.com, choosing a healthy diet and the correct type of exercise can reduce inflammation – a direct contributor to knee and joint pain. This is especially true if your knee pain is caused due to osteoarthritis.
A study completed by Wake Forest University found that knee pain sufferers who ate a balanced diet and exercised three days a week had a 45% reduction in their pain levels. Along with the reduction in pain came gains in mobility and weight loss.
When it comes to what you eat, a balanced diet designed for weight loss may be the best choice. Choosing a low calorie diet that includes a larger percentage of vegetables than any other type of food can help you to lose weight, which in turn reduces the burden felt by your knees.
For healthy exercise, you don’t have to have a strenuous workout. Three times a week for an hour mixing strength training and brisk walking will benefit your joints and even help you lose excess weight. Plus, it may also benefit your cardiovascular system and overall health.
Natural supplements may also help with joint paint. An article from the Hospital for Special Surgery website reveals that taking high doses of calcium supplements and vitamin D supplements can help strengthen the bones and joints while reducing inflammation.
As you age, your bones and joints become more susceptible to pain and inflammation. To keep them healthy and relieve pain naturally, it’s important to have a healthy lifestyle. Don’t forget about the health of your bones. If they’re taken care of, they can keep you moving for years to come.
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