Tag Archives: Bone & Joint Health

Joint Knowledge: The SI Joint

 

Have you ever wondered whether your back discomfort is originating from somewhere other than your back?

Such is the case for an estimated 15% to 30% of people with chronic low back pain, for whom their primary source of dysfunction is actually the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Often overlooked, this joint can lead to significant impairments if it becomes injured or damaged because we rely on this joint for so much of our day-to-day function.

Cut Back on These 4 Bone-Damaging Foods

 

As we age, it’s essential to take proper care of your bones. From dietary supplements to exercises that promote osteogenesis, there are many things you can add to your daily routine to maintain the integrity of your bones.

We’ve already talked quite a bit about revitalizing foods you can add to your diet, so today let’s ask the question:

Are there foods that I can cut back on to support bone health?

 

Take a look at these five foods that have demonstrated to be unhelpful to bone health when consumed frequently.

4 Vitamins to Help Grease Your Joints

 

Cartilage allows you to move about your day smoothly–not like the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz.

If your cartilage is strong and healthy, you probably don’t think about it much.  That’s great!

On the other hand, if you have joints whose cartilage is thin, torn, or degenerative, you can attest to how your movements are hindered by the twinges, creaks, and pops at your joints.  

Regardless of your current joint status, our cartilage has the tendency to wear down as we age.  The good news is that there are ways to maintain and stimulate cartilage health! 

Today, we are covering a specific area of nutrition that you can consider for your daily routine and meals that can help “grease” those joints: vitamins.

3 Natural Ways to Repair Broken Bones

Fractures—or breaks in bone—are serious business!

Not only can they be painful and inhibit your activities of daily living, they can potentially lead to problems in the future if they don’t repair and rejuvenate properly.

In the case of aging people, a bone break can be far worse—even life-threatening.

The good news is that there are bone and joint care steps you can take to help rejuvenate broken bones naturally.  

4 Summer Recipes High in Omega-3s

 

Holiday parties and summer BBQs are times when we come together to share great food with coworkers, friends, and family. 

 For those of us trying to maintain a healthy diet, these gatherings can be a little stressful because while the “great” food present is delicious, it’s often not the most nutritious. 

Heat vs. Ice for Joint Care

 

Heat and ice packs are common recommendations for joint injury, but which is better and why? What is it about these two seemingly forms of therapy that can help joints move and feel better? 

If you want to know whether you should ice that sore knee or put a heat pack on it, this post can help you decide.

5 Antioxidant-Rich Foods for Joints

 

We all want to be on the fast track to better health, joint pain relief, and reduced inflammation!

Making smart food choices is key to managing our symptoms and improving our health especially when our body is experiencing inflammation.

Unfortunately, inflammation is inevitable and unavoidable. We experience it when we’re physically and mentally stressed, injured, and as we age.

Why do my joints hurt?

 

Regardless of your activity level, you are a being that moves every day. 

We often think of muscles as being the sole movers of the body due to their ability to produce strength and power, but much more goes into the act of moving.

If you’ve been experiencing joint discomfort–whether for a short period or over the long-term–you know all too well that when your joint hurts, you are limited in what you can and can’t do.

After all, joints are a system of bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, cartilage, and bursae. An entire joint may be affected if even one of those parts is injured or inflamed.

 

You know your joints hurt, but now you want to know why.

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