How to Keep Joints Healthy

If you consistently suffer from joint pain, now is the time to begin the journey to a healthy and pain-free life. To take control of your joint pain, you need to control inflammation by integrating natural treatments and lifestyle changes. Stiffness is the main condition from lack of joint care, but others like strains, sprains, dislocations, and arthritis are something to watch as well.

Treatments for Arthritis

The right treatment is different for each patient depending on the cause and severity of the pain. Our treatments are comprised of Hyalgan injections to relieve your pain by lubricating and cushioning the knee joint. In addition, our doctors are trained in the use of low-dose videofluoroscopy to provide a fail-proof system to guide the cushioning agent exactly where you need it. Medical injections have been proven safe, effective, and can provide pain relief for up to six months.

Lifestyle Changes Recommended For Arthritis

Lifestyle changes can help further protect the joint from progressive cartilage degeneration.

Exercise

Several studies have continually shown that people with mild to moderate osteoarthritis improve their pain with consistent exercise. Although the thought of exercise can be unnerving, staying physically active keeps your joints, muscles, and bones healthy and strong. We recommend eliminating high impact exercise such as running. It’s never too early or too late to be a safe and effective exercise program. Stiffness, strains, sprains, dislocations, and arthritis are common in weight-bearing joints like knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, and wrists and can be helped through your gym routine.

  • Balance cardio
  • Increase flexibility
  • Wear the right shoes
  • Maintain posture

Diet

Anti-inflammatory diets may help fight the inflammatory process in the joints. This diet consists of foods low in saturated fats, such as red meat, fried foods, and dairy. Consider adding these specific foods and spices to keep inflammation at bay:

  • Broccoli
  • Garlic
  • Fatty Fish
  • Turmeric
  • Vitamin C

Through diet and exercise, you’ll be better able to control your weight and reduce stress on joints. Incorporating our treatment plan with simple lifestyle adjustments can help ease your pain and discomfort. At Arthritis Care of Texas, we are dedicated to providing the most efficient, non-invasive physical medicine treatments for patients suffering from pain. Let the doctors at Arthritis Care of Texas work with you to alleviate your discomfort. Call us today at (469) 399-5673 to schedule a free, no obligation screening.