In this blog post you are going to discover:
- Three causes of joint pain especially sudden joint pain that doctors don’t talk much about.
- The foods and vitamins that can improve bone health and reduce joint pain naturally.
You will also learn natural remedies for joint pain that work fast when you grab my Quick Guide To Relieving Joint Pain and Improving Bone Health.
Millions of people worldwide suffer from joint pain. I myself have dealt with it as a result of an injury and arthritis. Knee pain? Back pain? Neck pain? Joint pain in your fingers or feet?
How many things you have been unable to do because of joint pain?
How much time from work and business have you lost because of joint pain?
How many family activities did you have to sit out of because of joint pain?
The pain is bad enough but the restriction in mobility and the dent on your independence cause additional mental and emotional stress.
As an employee, you are concerned about paying your bills and keeping food on the table. As a business owner wearing all the hats, if you don’t have adequate systems in place, your business comes to a screeching halt.
Forget momentum right?
Then the nagging joint pain keeps you up at night or wakes you in the middle of the night. Those pain killers do wear out at the worst times, don’t they? That leaves you feeling drained, tired and irritable.
How can you focus on anything? Focus and clarity are essential to functioning in your home business.
I know the constant discomfort or sometimes waking up in pain combined with cramps. You will hear more when you watch the video below.
Thankfully, I no longer have joint pain.
I am so grateful to have been able to help many customers in at least successfully managing it, if not totally eliminating joint issues.
Yet I know many people still struggle with joint pain, bone health and are constantly looking for long term relief without any more side effects of typical synthetic joint medications. This list includes everything from edema to heart attack. Who wants to risk becoming more ill when trying to overcome an already painful and frustrating health issue.
Watch this video about a few common causes of joint pain and arthritis and how you can get relief quickly, naturally and long term.
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Video highlights with a bit more detail.
Poor Posture and The Sedentary Lifestyle of Online Business Owners.
Now although I really did not touch on this aspect in the above video, it deserves mention.
What happens when you don’t use a machine?
As we say here in the Trinidad and Tobago, it is suffering from “lack ah use”.
On the other hand, constant uses without proper care allow for overwork and damage.
It is a delicate balance, isn’t it?
As business owners, we spend a lot of time standing or sitting which may not give the range of motion compared to an active physical lifestyle.
Online business owners spend hours and hours hunched over the computer. This leads to neck, shoulder, back pain and numbness.
That is why the following are very important for business owners to be aware of:
- Proper posture when standing and sitting.
- Avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time.
- Increase in movement.
- Do regular stretching.
- Incorporate items that support proper joint health like standing desks and wrist braces.
Dehydration and Joint Pain
Most doctors don’t talk about this much yet the connection is undeniable. When you are dehydrated you are more prone to joint and muscle pain.
As business owners, sometimes the last thing on our minds is drinking water.
However, water is vital to our bone structure and muscles. Water makes up about 20% of our joints and connective tissues. These include tendons, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and synovial fluid.
When the body is dehydrated, our joints become the water bank from which withdrawals are made to cover the body’s needs.
Dehydration actually weakens our bone structure making us more prone to physical injury.
Studies have shown that managing hydration can help arthritis, joint pain and even gout.
Even simple stiffness and soreness to even chronic arthritic pain can be caused by dehydration. The impact is significant since drinking more water has allowed many persons to reduce pain and avoid surgery.
Water helps arthritis and joint pain in 4 main ways:
- Keep joints lubricated and supports flexibility. Think about dry bones that grind against each other. it can cause excruciating pain with every movement in areas such as the knees.
- Water flushes out toxins that can trigger inflammation and joint pain.
- Transports vital nutrients around the body thus supporting overall body functions and systems. This includes the immune system which supports quick recovery and influences inflammatory control. It can also support new cell growth in connective tissues and the production of synovial fluid.
- Reduce the occurrence of health issues that accompany joint and arthritis such as constipation and dizziness.
Dehydration, Joint pain and Your Skin
According to Howard Murad MD, the best approach to stable hydration levels is a combination of both external and internal methods. Why? because as he puts it, “Creating healthy, water-tight cells that will help to keep hydration levels in your body stable is an overarching key to preventing dehydration, and ultimately dehydration-related pain. “
External or topical care that focuses on strengthening and protecting the moisture framework of the skin. It also improves the protection from the stressors caused by our environment.
A proper diet builds cellular health. Strong and healthier cells that can provide optimum performance for the body including the reduction in biochemical processes that damage the body.
I hope that was not too technical. Essentially you want to increase your water intake yet you must also keep adequate of water within your cells to receive actual benefits of hydration.
One such benefit is efficient transport of vitamins and minerals throughout the body. This leads me to the next point about the causes of joint pain. This next point causes muscle spasms as well.
Electrolyte Imbalance and Joint Pain
It is well known that your bone structure needs several vitamins and minerals to function.
Whatever the body lacks is taken from your bones.
It is also well known that your bone health is dependent on high quantities of calcium, magnesium and Vitamin D., For instance, research suggests that as your deficiency in Vitamin D worsens, your joint pain will also get worse.
However, your bones also need manganese, zinc and other minerals in smaller quantities to maintain a strong bone structure and bone density.
You know this right? Yet what about other compounds most people don’t consider when it comes to bone health and joint pain?
These include potassium, sodium, chloride, bicarbonate and phosphate. These are in dynamic equilibrium and their quantities directly affect your bone health positively or negatively.
These minerals are often referred to as electrolytes. This is because they provide an electric charge or current in contact with water. They are also used by many biochemical processes such as regulating your heartbeat.
Electrolytes regulate nerve and muscle function, hydrate the body, balance blood acidity and pressure, and help rebuild damaged tissue.
These electrolytes also maintain the osmotic (water) pressure within cells and tissues. This is critical to our body functions and to maintaining homeostatic conditions or balance within our bodies.
According to Medical News Today, the symptoms of electrolyte imbalance can include twitching, weakness and, if unchecked, seizures and heart rhythm disturbances. It also can lead to numbness, joint pain, muscle pain and bone disorders.
We often lose electrolytes through any process that causes a rapid loss of fluids such as sweating, vomiting and diarrhoea.
So how can we regain electrolytic balance?
Adding a multivitamin can also help you get adequate amounts of nutrients into your daily diet. Some foods you can consider adding to your diet for electrolyte balance are followed:
I agree with most of the food list except the following:
- Avoid tomatoes as they can trigger joint pain due to their acidic nature.
- I would recommend that you substitute sea salt for table salt.
- Rather than plain yogurt ( not my thing) use probiotics and digestive enzymes.
These changes may seem small yet can make a huge difference between having a joint pain day or a joint pain free day. This crucial connection brings me to the next cause of joint pain that is not emphasized enough.
Diet and Joint Pain
As you saw above apart from ageing and other poor habits diet plays an important role in joint pain and even chronic arthritis. Having the right balance of fluids and nutrients are key to supporting bone health and managing joint pain.
You also have to consider when the food is actually the cause of your joint pain. For many persons, food sensitivities and full blown allergies can initiate reactions that lead to joint pain.
This black food list is different for each person. Some common trigger foods include:
- Tomatoes (as mentioned above)
- Milk or dairy products
- Saturated and trans fats
The other thing you should be aware of is that joint pain can simply a symptom of another health issue. For instance, many persons diagnosed with arthritis also have high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol.
Of course, many persons are prescribed joint pain medication when that is the real issue.
I strongly recommend that you keep a journal of the food, medications and other conditions that seem to trigger your joint pain. Becoming aware of these things can certainly help in making the best decisions on managing and eliminating joint pain.
Yes, having a good posture, stretching and light exercise can help relieve those twinges of joint pain.
Definitely incorporate these good habits when lifting items, standing for long hours, have a sedentary lifestyle especially hunched over the computer studying or running your business.
However, if you have had an injury or any of the causes mentioned in the above video such as dehydration, lack of certain vitamins and minerals, then you definitely need another solution.
Some tips include:
- Avoiding certain foods like acidic or inflammatory foods.
- Eating a balanced diet specifically for your health needs.
- Ensuring you are adequately hydrated.
- Using the correct supplements.
- Getting good quality sleep.
Medications used for joint pain and arthritis include over-the-counter as aspirin ( Bayer), naproxen ( Aleve), and ibuprofen ( Motrin). These drugs have side effects that differs person to person and includes complications such as swelling, stomach problems and heart issues.
Aren’t you tired of the joint pain and arthritis keeping you from doing everyday stuff without worrying about pain?
Imagine sleeping better and waking up without pain.
If you are ready to get back to doing the things you love without the pain. If you are ready to live life without the restriction and frustration that comes with joint pain.
You certainly want joint pain relief without having to about side effects and other health issues that come from prescription drugs.
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