Reducing Arthritic Pain

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Imagine that every step you take feels like a symphony of creaks and cracks. This is a common experience of people with osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis. This condition impacts millions of people around the world.

When the cartilage cushioning joints begin to erode, pain and swelling occur, prompting an osteoarthritis diagnosis from your doctor. Fortunately, relief for arthritis pain is possible through a local integrative medical provider. You can also take steps on your own to prevent and even reverse the breaking down of joints.

Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Staying healthy can go a long way toward preventing or reducing the progression of osteoarthritis. Do what you can to maintain a healthy weight because excess pounds can put undue pressure on your joints. You can also reduce your risk by controlling your blood sugar and exercising.

Protect your Joints

Although we can’t completely protect ourselves from injury, it pays to be reasonably cautious when lifting and carrying. Also, take breaks when doing physically strenuous activity. When you do get injured, maintaining a healthy weight can prevent your joints from incurring further damage.

Take Supplements to Treat Degenerative Joint Disease

Taking natural supplements can help you preserve your joint health. The following supplements can give you a boost in your proactive approach to preventing or treating joint diseases.

Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM)

NEM contains naturally occurring glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid, all good for joint health. One study found that a single 500mg pill of NEM significantly reduces pain and stiffness for patients who have arthritis in the knees.


Gelatin is a protein derived from collagen. Both gelatin and collagen are loaded with essential amino acids that the body uses to create cartilage. In a study of 175 patients, gelatin offered pain relief across the board. It also reduces inflammation.

Collagen-Based Supplements

Another study finds that supplemental collagen hydrolysate may be pivotal in inhibiting the breakdown of your body’s bone collagen supply. In addition to supporting the repair of ligaments, tendons, and fascia, collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA) supplements support joint lubrication and cushioning.

Glucosamine Hydrochloride and Glucosamine Sulfate

Many individuals report less pain and more mobility after taking glucosamine supplements. The authors of a study involving 60 patients found that arthritic symptoms completely disappeared in 31 patients, and in 27 of them, it subsided significantly.

A Cincinnati Holistic Clinic for Recovery from Arthritis

If you suffer from joint pain, osteoarthritis treatment options are available, and more therapies emerge every year. At Blatman Health and Wellness Center, a qualified holistic practitioner can diagnose your joint condition and help create a treatment plan to bring you relief.

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