As a provider of alternative medicine, we help a lot of people who are suffering from joint pain that is caused by arthritis, neuropathy or swelling. Many adults suffer from joint pain as they age. The causes are diverse and varied, but ultimately, if the pain becomes severe it could restrict mobility. Our goal is to help prevent this by treating patients early and often.
Our approach is a natural one that relies less on medication than it does on bringing the body into alignment and making healthy choices. Ultimately, we know that by treating patients, we make it possible to improve their health without constant reliance on pharmaceuticals.
TYPES OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Since alternative medicine is such a broad term, it can be confusing for patients who are curious about the alternative ways to improve their health. We find that an effective option is to schedule an appointment with our office so that we can conduct an examination, discuss any challenges that a patient is facing and create a customized treatment plan that takes a person’s entire health into consideration. Some potential therapies could include:
- Chiropractic care
- Massage therapy
- Cold therapy
- Dietary and nutritional changes
- Pain management
- Physical therapy
These treatments can often work together to help the patient reach a level of health that allows for them to engage in normal activities without constant discomfort and pain. Sometimes, we will recommend a combination of treatments or in other cases, we may simply suggest the patient begin with one or two. The goal is to use a variety of methods to help reduce inflammation and reduce joint pain at the same time.
EASY DIETARY CHANGES
For people suffering from arthritis, we do have a few simple changes that can be made at home and may help with a reduction in symptoms. One of these is to begin eating more peppers. Capsaicin is a component in peppers that can help to relieve joint pain after several weeks since Capsaicin can temporarily reduce pain transmitters. This is also available in creams or gels. Since it is good, we recommend adding them to a person’s diet.
Adding turmeric is also a good idea since it can reduce joint pain by reducing inflammation. Turmeric has become incredibly popular as a supplement but it tastes best when simply added to food. It is commonly in a lot of Indian cooking. So grab an Indian cookbook or look up recipes on Pinterest to see how easy it is to add to dinner recipes.
Some people also find benefits from increasing the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in their diet. Eating salmon or taking a fish oil supplement is an excellent way to do so.
CUSTOMIZED TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
Ultimately, we want to make suggestions and treatment recommendations that are specific so we recommend calling our office and scheduling an appointment for an examination and consultation so that we can do so. This will provide you with the best opportunity to experience relief from joint pain using alternative medicine.