The Joint Pain Menu
At Remedy Medical Group, we help our patients with more than treating pain and other conditions. We are also interested in helping patients remain healthy as the continue their journey through life.
One of the most severe conditions that produces joint pain is 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). 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 Remedy Medical Group in San Mateo or San Francisco at (650) 306-9490 or (415) 819-6575 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 joint 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 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 compaound called diallyl disulfide, which helps fight arthritis by providing arthritis fighting enzymes.
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
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 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 San Mateo or San Francisco office to schedule an examination for treatment. At Remedy Medical Group in San Mateo or San Francisco, 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 Remedy Medical Group in San Mateo or San Francisco at (650) 306-9490 or (415) 819-6575 to schedule an appointment today.