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Reduce Arthritis Pain this Winter

6702620 SAs winter approaches and the weather grows colder, arthritis and joint pains frequently flare up. These pains can make day to day tasks difficult to accomplish, slowing you down during the busy holiday season. Maintain a healthy diet and continue to exercise to reduce your arthritis pains throughout the coldest months, ensuring an enjoyable and memorable winter with the ones you love.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Eating healthy is always important, but healthy and conscious eating is even more important for those who suffer from joint pain. Refined grains and omega-6 fatty acids have both been found to increase inflammation, causing arthritis pain to worsen. Instead, switch to whole grains and include foods high in vitamin K, vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon and nuts can reduce inflammation, and vegetables like oranges and tomatoes help to slows cartilage loss.

You can also provide your joints with extra nourishment by taking supplements. Talk to your doctor about adding fish oil or glucosamine-chondroitin to your diet. Fish oil will provide extra omega-3 fatty acids, while a glucosamine-chondroitin supplement may help to strengthen cartilage.

Continue Exercising

Instead of letting the cold weather pains beat you, continue your regular exercise routine to help lubricate your joints and keep your body in shape. We recommend moving your workout indoors to avoid worsening your pain while maintaining your health.

Whether you visit the gym to use the elliptical or spend an afternoon walking the mall, there are plenty of ways to stay active inside during the winter months. To reduce pain, choose low-impact aerobic workouts. Yoga and walking are two great options for individuals of any age and skill set! You can even work to strengthen your knees with these easy exercises.

If your arthritis pain flairs up this winter, contact Anthony Medical & Chiropractic Center to see how we can help you. Our multispecialty office offers chronic pain treatment, Chiropractic care, massage therapy and more to provide the best solution for you. To schedule an appointment, call us today at 254-899-2225.


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