The Joint Pain Menu
At Regenadoc in Clifton, we help our patients with more than treating pain and other conditions caused by neuropathy. We are also interested in assisting patients to remain healthy as they continue their journey through life after recovering from nerve and joint pain.
One of the most severe conditions that produce joint pain is arthritis. Arthritis is also closely related to neuropathy since the nerves that run through joints are often pressured by the joints as they swell from arthritis. The pain associated with arthritis is caused by inflammation. Fortunately, many foods are available to help reduce inflammation and, ultimately, reduce arthritis pain.
Fruits and vegetables are excellent choices to help reduce inflammation. Healthy eating may also contribute to weight control. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, studies have shown that every pound that a person loses will reduce four pounds of weight of a person’s knees (cdc.gov, 2016). Weight may also contribute to neuropathic symptoms. While weight reduction can effectively combat joint pain, some foods may also be good tools.
Don’t let joint pain take you away from enjoying your day. Call Regenadoc in Clifton at (973) 314-9797 to schedule an appointment today. We are more than happy to help you find relief from your joint pain.
Below is a list of healthy foods great for joint pain relief.
- Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, and Cabbage
These vegetables are jammed with a compound called sulforaphane, which helps reduce damage to cartilage caused by osteoarthritis.
- Fatty Fish
Fatty Fish has been commonly known by physicians to help fight inflammation. Fish such as salmon, tuna, trout, and mackerel are full of omega-3 fatty acids.
- Garlic, Onions, and Leeks
These vegetables are part of the allium family, and they contain a compound called diallyl disulfide, which helps fight arthritis by providing arthritis fighting enzymes.
- Tart Cherries
Cherries are fantastic treats. They contain anthocyanin, a compound that gives them their red color and helps fight joint pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis.
Although Turmeric is not a food, this spice has been frequently researched as an inflammation fighter. It contains a compound called curcumin. This compound contributes to combating chronic inflammation in joint diseases.
- Vitamin C
Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants has been known to slow the progression of osteoarthritis. Foods that contain vitamin C include Strawberries, Kiwis, and Pineapple.
If you are suffering from joint pain, be sure to call our Clifton office to schedule an examination for treatment. At Regenadoc in Clifton, our treatments focus on the well-being of our patients, and we aim for patients to leave our office pain-free and ready to enjoy life once again. Call Regenadoc in Clifton at (973) 314-9797 to schedule an appointment today.
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