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Natural Remedies for Joint Pain in Seniors

According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 45 million Americans have some form of arthritis. Though this potentially debilitating health condition can affect a person of any age, those over the age of 60 typically feel its effects the most.

The term itself is a bit misleading, as arthritis, in fact comprises a vast range of medical issues that affect the body’s joints. Nevertheless, when most people hear the word, they associate it with the more prevalent subtype osteoarthritis (OA), otherwise referred to as degenerative joint disease.

Symptoms of Arthritis

At best, joint inflammation is uncomfortable. At its worst, it’s incredibly painful in its most severe forms. Common problems associated with arthritis in general and osteoarthritis more specifically are dull pain, stiffness, hindered mobility, and often permanent erosion of cartilage.

Cartilage erosion occurs when the protective layer between joints and bones wears thin, leading to bone-on-bone contact. Much like oil in a car, cartilage acts as a natural lubricant. An inadequate supply inevitably means increased friction between parts of the body that otherwise are not meant to have contact with one another.

If your loved one has been diagnosed with arthritis, you have probably witnessed them struggle with simple daily, activities like walking, climbing stairs, and even brushing their teeth. All of these actions require joint movement (at the knees and elbows). Those suffering from advanced stages of the disease tend to require assistance when performing these tasks.

Natural Remedies of Joint Pain

Although there is no cure for arthritis, a number of treatments exist for the affliction. Painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications are typically prescribed to ease the discomfort patients feel, but there are also a number of natural alternatives you can try to promote joint health and slow the progression of arthritis.

  • Regular exercise – As Newton’s First Law of Motion famously states, “a body in motion tends to stay in motion, while one at rest tends to stay at rest.” This is especially true for patients who have arthritis. According to the Mayo Clinic, one of the best things you can do to strengthen your body’s joints (namely those in your knees and elbows — where arthritis is most prevalent), is to regularly exercise them through a full range of motion. To lessen the impact and provide a cushioning effect for the delicate cartilage, running in cushioned-sole shoes and on soft surfaces (e.g. grass or sand instead of hard concrete) is highly recommended.

  • Hand movements – Elderly individuals who experience joint pain in the fingers and hands can find their symptoms reduced by activities that require dexterity. The Arthritis Foundation points out that activities such as crocheting, knitting and sewing are great examples of this sort of dextrous exercise, as they keep the joints moving back and forth for extended periods of time. As an added bonus, it’s also a terrific creative outlet for older adults, too!

  • Heat and ice packs – tense muscles and joints can be relieved with routine hot/cold treatments. Over the counter and natural products (e.g. Capsaicin is a natural herb found in chili peppers that works wonders when applied topically) can be bought for this purpose. A hot tub or hydrotherapy (jet-equipped bathtub) session works just as well. The trick is to use both in conjunction. The heat will make your body more limber while the cold pack will numb the pain and reduce joint inflammation.

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Arthritis does not have to control you or your loved one’s life. By following these tips on a daily basis, joint pain can finally be kept under control naturally.

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Joint pain is a common symptom of arthritis, a condition which generally begins to develop in older adults. Degenerative changes in the body are often inevitable, however, several precautions can be followed to slow down the process without needing medication in the future.

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The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

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email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

phone: 915-850-0900

Licensed in Texas & New Mexico *

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Professional Scope of Practice *

The information herein on "Natural Remedies for Joint Pain in Seniors" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.*

Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

We are here to help you and your family.

Blessings

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*