The Joint Pain Menu

tomatoes, broccoli, nuts, and other foods
At Prairie Star Functional Health Center, we help our patients with more than treating pain and other conditions caused by neuropathy. We are also interested in helping patients remain healthy as they continue their journey through life after recovering from nerve and joint pain.
 

One of the most severe conditions that produces joint pain is arthritis. Arthritis is also closely related to neuropathy since the nerves that run through joints are often pressured by the joints as they swell from arthritis. The pain associated with arthritis is caused by inflammation. Fortunately, there are many foods available that can help reduce inflammation and, ultimately, reduce arthritis pain.

Fruits and vegetables are excellent choices to help reduce inflammation. Healthy eating may also contribute to weight control. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, studies have shown that every pound that a person loses will reduce four pounds of weight off a person’s knees (cdc.gov, 2016). Weight may also contribute to neuropathic symptoms. While reduction of weight can be an effective way to combat joint pain, some foods may also be good tools.

Don’t let joint pain take you away from enjoying your day. Call Prairie Star Functional Health Center at (913) 562-6100 to schedule an appointment today. We are more than happy to help you find relief from your joint pain.

Below is a list of healthy foods that are great for join pain relief.

  • Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, and Cabbage
    These types of vegetables are jammed with a compound called sulforaphane, which helps reduce damage to cartilage caused by osteoarthritis.
  • Fatty Fish
    Fatty Fish has been commonly known by physicians to help fight inflammation. Fish such as salmon, tuna, trout, and mackerel are full of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Garlic, Onions, and Leeks
    These vegetables are part of the allium family, and they contain a compound called diallyl disulfide, which helps fight arthritis by providing arthritis fighting enzymes.
  • Tart Cherries
    Cherries are wonderful treats. They contain anthocyanin, which is a compound that gives them their red color and helps fight joint pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis.
  • Turmeric
    Although Turmeric is not a food, this spice has been frequently researched as an inflammation fighter. It contains a compound called curcumin that contributes to the combat of chronic inflammation in joint diseases.
  • Vitamin C
    Vitamin C is rich with antioxidants has been known to slow the progression of osteoarthritis. Foods that contain vitamin C include: Strawberries, Kiwis, and Pineapple.

If you are suffering from joint pain, be sure to call our Shawnee office to schedule an examination for treatment. At Prairie Star Functional HealthCenter, our treatments focus on the well-being of our patients and we aim for patients to leave our office pain free and ready to enjoy life once again. Call Prairie Star Functional HealthCenter at (913) 562-6100 to schedule an appointment today.

If you have developed peripheral neuropathy from diabetes and are becoming depressed as a result, we may have a solution for you. Contact Prairie Star Functional Health Center today at (913) 562-6100 to schedule a free consultation. Don’t wait! The sooner you can treat peripheral neuropathy; the sooner you will feel better.