We often see patients who have dealt with joint pain for many years thinking there is no cure after a certain age. That is simply not true. Along with chiropractic care, there are natural things you can do to relieve pain and get back to doing normal activities!
Nutrition is key. You want foods and supplements that repair and continue building your bones, collagen, and joint health. There are many foods to contribute to these areas you want to focus to reduce inflammation:
Bone broth (from grass-fed beef and chicken)
Sulfate-containing veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, cabbage, onions)
Fruit (blueberries, blackberries, cherries, apricots, nectarines)
Zinc-containing foods (Lamb, grass-fed beef, oysters, sesame and pumpkin seeds)
Copper-containing foods (avocado, cacao, sunflower seeds, cashews)
Gelatin and Collagen (both broth or supplements)
Calcium (whole fat, organic greek yogurt or spirulina)
Omega-3 fatty acids
Apply with a carrier oil to make into a roll-on for the area for best results!
Strengthen muscles around the joints with gentle movements and exercise:
Always stretch or practice yoga
Lastly, maintaining a healthy weight to take unnecessary weight off of the joints. When you're a healthy weight, your entire body knows it and will support it accordingly.
Joint pain shouldn't slow you down and is not something you just live with. Start incorporating these into your lifestyle regularly and see how much better you feel!