Symptoms, Diagnosis, And Treatment Symptoms of Fibromyalgia syndrome affect millions of people worldwide. The causes of fibromyalgia are somewhat mysterious, but the symptoms are not. The chronic pain felt in the muscles and soft tissue are unmistakable. Living with fibromyalgia doesn’t have to be a nightmare, however. Various treatments exist that make it easier to cope. Symptom Recognition Chronic muscle pain, tightening of the muscles, and muscle spasms are common. Decreased energy and an overall feeling of fatigue are experienced by most who are afflicted with this syndrome. Some people
A How-To Guide To Joint Health Keeping your joints healthy and strong is imperative for long-term mobility. Sadly, it also becomes harder to maintain over time due to natural wear and tear or an underlying complication. Here’s how you can build strong bones and joints with simple lifestyle modifications. Change Your Diet Fish, such as tuna and salmon, are great for protecting bones and joints due to their high omega-3 fat content, which fights inflammation. Nutritionists suggest at least 3 ounces of fish twice per week. To make it more
If You’re A Sloucher, You Could Be Harming Yourself Does the stress of the day always leave you slouching as if your spine is made of jelly? If you find yourself having difficulty standing up straight, you may be at risk for developing unhealthy joints! Standing Straight and Tall When you sink into your favorite chair at home and flip on the TV, you probably are doing anything but sitting up straight. If you find yourself a crumpled mess on the loveseat, you better think about straightening out your back.
Support Your Joints by Strengthening Your Muscles and Core You can support your joint health with a strength training program. By working the core and the peripheral muscles, these exercises bolster joint-stabilizing muscles and even make connective tissues sturdier. Here is a look at how this works and which exercises you can perform to reduce your risks of joint problems. The Link Between Core Strength and Joint Health Many people do not know that core strength involves more than just strong abs and back muscles. Within the abdomen and extending
Move Beyond Joint Pain: Targeted Stretches and Exercises to Help You Stay Active Whether you are a seasoned exerciser, or just thinking about becoming more active, you may find yourself sidelined by occasional shoulder, hip or knee pain. Joint pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, including arthritis, injury from overuse, and the natural aging process. If you experience persistent joint pain that interferes with your daily activities, a visit to an orthopedic surgeon is probably in order to address the underlying cause. But for those mild yet
Fight Joint Pain Through Weight Loss If aches in your hips or back have ever forced you to slow down your life, then it may be time to think seriously about weight loss. The best method for fighting joint pain is to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Statistically, the vast majority of Americans would benefit from losing a few pounds: Seventy percent of Americans are over-weight. One third of Americans report acute joint pain at least once a month. Every pound of body weight adds three or four pounds
Discovering the Causes of Joint Pain Joint pain is one of the most common symptoms people experience, and it has a broad number of causes. Injuries, infections, arthritis and several diseases are all potential culprits. The pain can be minor, but it can also be debilitating. Sometimes the pain is fleeting, but it can also be chronic. Understanding why your joints hurt is the first step toward getting relief. What Joints Do To fully grasp the causes of pain in your joints, start with how they function and what they
The Guaranteed Way To Beat Arthritis Eating well has every advantage against arthritis. It is the first line of defense, for as soon as certain foods are avoided, the difference can be felt immediately. It’s like the body can suddenly breath after being smothered by junk food! Junk food means any food that metabolizes into acidic waste in the body. That means: fried food, refined carbohydrates, salt and dairy. This stuff digests into toxic by-products instead of nutrients. The body is trying to metabolize food that it isn’t compatible with.
Treating Arthritis With Diet Arthritis causes chronic aches and pains. It can make completing everyday activities very difficult. Fortunately, you can fight the pain with your diet. Below is a list of some of the foods that can ease arthritis pain: Green Tea Green tea has been making health headlines because of its weight loss benefits. It may also be helpful for reducing arthritis pain. Green tea is filled with catechins. Catechins have been shown to help reduce the inflammatory chemicals inside of the body. These catechins can also help
Exercises for People With Arthritis Stretching, strength training, and cardio workouts are important factors in any fitness program, but when you have arthritis, it’s important do these workout routines while taking care to avoid jarring movements that increase pain and inflammation of the joints. Anytime you exercise you should be sure to wear good quality, supportive footwear, and only exercise on flat level surfaces to help avoid injury. Stretching is important for people with arthritis. It helps reduce stiffness, and prevent the loss of function. One good exercise is the