Friday, February 26, 2016

The Effects Of Bad Posture On Your Joints

When you have good posture, you sit, stand and walk so that your skeleton is properly aligned. Proper posture also evenly distributes your weight and balances your body. When you have bad posture, it can cause some serious damage to your joints.

Poor posture moves your bones out of alignment, shifting the balance of your weight and putting stress on your joints. Having bad posture can cause chronic joint pain, as well as limited range of motion in your hips, shoulders, spine and knees.

Bad posture does not cause a noticeable difference when you and your joints are young and strong. This changes as poor posture takes effect over time and your joints begin to age. Uncorrected, bad posture can cause the loss of flexibility in your joints, pain and difficulty sitting or standing for long periods of time. Poor posture can also be a contributing factor to osteoarthritis.

To protect your joints from pain, stress and possible deformity, you must practice good posture. Being aware of your posture as much as possible will help you naturally correct any damage.

Has poor posture already started to take effect? Consider stem cell therapy as an option, a safe and effective alternative to traditional orthopedic surgeries or prescription medications. This procedure takes stem cells straight from the patient and injects them into the site of pain to boost the body’s natural healing process.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Nutrition Tips For Joint Health

Many people might not realize this, but the food you eat can have a major impact on joint pain. There are foods that can increase your risk of chronic pain that you will want to avoid, including highly processed foods such as pasta, bread and crackers. Foods with gluten, trans fats and high sugar all cause inflammation, which leads to joint pain.

Try choosing foods that fight inflammation or promote bone health, which leads to better joint support. Foods that boost your immune system can also help to prevent joint pain because it promotes faster healing.

Oil, low mercury fish, such as salmon, herring, mackerel or swordfish, can help decrease the pain associated with inflammation. This is because they are rich in fatty acids called omega-3s, which prevent cells and enzymes from playing a part in the inflammatory process.

Cherries and berries are rich in Vitamin C, which fights inflammation and helps the immune system. These fruits also contain anthocyanin, another inflammation fighter. Avocados are another fruit that prevents joint pain; the oils prevent joint irritation and promote comfort.

Vegetables such as broccoli, kale, cabbage and brussels sprouts are great sources of sulforaphane, which prevents deterioration of joint cartilage and connective tissues. Garlic and onions are also known to protect joint cartilage and prevent it from deteriorating.

By paying attention to your diet and participating in exercises that ease joint pain, your joints will feel better than ever. If you are still experiencing serious pain in your knees, spine, shoulders or elbows, you may consider stem cell therapy.

This quick, noninvasive procedure takes stem cells from your own body and injects them into the site of pain to speed up the healing process. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.