I have demonstrated the importance of staying hydrated for overall well-being. Now let’s look at hydration from the point of view of someone suffering from joint pain. There are hundreds of proffered remedies on the web, in medical journals, at the doctor’s office, or in the health food store. But one that all experts should universally agree upon is the importance of hydration for joint health. However, it is often overlooked as a part of a health plan to deal with joint pain and stiffness.
Joint supplements often contain a mix of carbohydrate and protein complexes that nourish our joints and add to the joint’s innate cushioning, lubrication, and shock-absorbing capacities, which may be eroding with time or due to injury. So yes, joint supplements are good for restoring lost cartilage, but in order for them to truly work, they need to be properly hydrated. We want you to take this seriously!
Coffee, soda, tea, and alcohol all provide trace amounts of hydration; however, they also act as diuretics, meaning they promote more water loss than they truly restore. So cutting out these drinks and replacing them with your daily recommendation of water is a great way to improve your suffering from joint pain and stiffness.
There are many other natural ways you can use your diet to improve joint health, but water is the most simple. With chiropractic care, we can correct the underlying cause of joint dysfunction and help you return to a normal range of motion. From here, we help you to keep up a regime of diet and exercise that will keep your joints healthy long into life. Give our office a call and schedule an appointment today.