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Arthritis


I was scrolling through the news websites this morning and I came across this article from BBC news (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-61255733), what screamed out to me when I saw this is that isn’t it obvious? Our body craves movement and as I‘ve said to many people in clinic ‘motion is lotion’ and ‘rest is rust’.

As the article describes this may be sore at first but it is the right thing to do, many people experiencing arthritis are fearful of using their body and instead turn to painkillers to alleviate their discomfort, education is key here.


So what else can be done to help arthritis and the symptoms that come with?

One that comes up a lot is weight, extra weight puts more pressure on the joints especially the lower limbs.


Dietary changes and supplements can play a big role in improving the symptoms of arthritis. A few food/food groups that can help are;

  • Fishes such as salmon, tuna and mackerel are rich in omega-3 which can reduce inflammation

  • Berries are rich in antioxidants which can help to improve symptoms

  • Anti-inflammatory vegetables such as cauliflower, mushrooms and broccoli

  • Ginger and turmeric are both known for their anti-inflammatory properties


Then there are supplements such as Glucosamine, which is a natural compound found in joint cartilage. Manual therapies such as Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Massage can also help those suffering from arthritis, so if you are struggling with the effects of arthritis don’t suffer in silence.


If you have any questions or queries about any of this information or would like advice on this then get in contact with me or another healthcare professional.


Best wishes,

Tom



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