Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Maintaining Joint Health through the Winter

As the temperature decreases, joint pain can increase.  Here are a few tips to keep your joints happy!

Keep moving!  I am sure that you have heard the expression…if you don’t use it, you lose it.  Well, that is definitely true for your joints.  Cartilage gets nutrients from the fluid around the joint.  If you aren’t moving your joints, the cartilage can suffer. 

Keep your joints warm.  Some studies have shown that changes in temperature can affect the pressure in your joints. 

Feed your body what it needs.  Studies have shown that increasing your intake of Omega-3’s, Vitamin K, and Vitamin C can reduce overall inflammation in your body.  Decreased inflammation can mean decreased pain.  You can also take supplements like Chondroitin (1200 mg), and Glucosamine (1500 mg) to help ease joint pain.  

About the Author: 
Lori Mace is the owner and Chiropractic Doctor of Eugene Chiropractic Group, located at SpringWell Health Center in Eugene, Oregon. She is a knowledgeable, compassionate physician who offers a unique approach to healing that helps people reach their optimal health and meet their personal goals. 

Doctor Mace specializes in Graston Technique, comprehensive treatments for most skeletal-muscular conditions including, but not limited to neck pain, back pain (acute and chronic), herniated discs, sports injuries and personal injuries, such as whiplash and other accidental injuries, pre-natal and post-natal care, essential oils, and medical nutrition. 

Visit her website: www.EugeneChiropracticGroup.com for more information about her specialties and services. 

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