This new year, make it your resolution to finally resolve that constant pain in your knees. Many individuals suffering from joint pain in the knees struggle each year to understand how to finally get rid of the pain. The cause of knee pain can differ between each individual, meaning that the best form of treatment is not the same for everyone. However, there are a few simple measures you can take starting today for better joint health.
Get to the gym!
It may seem difficult to exercise when your knees are in pain, but focusing on exercises that build up the muscle surrounding the knee joint can help relieve the pain. Aerobic exercises can also help to get your heart rate up and reduce joint swelling. Be sure to stay away from exercises that include a lot of pounding, such as running on a treadmill, and focus only on low-impact exercises. Over time, as your knee muscles begin to get stronger and the joint swelling begins to reduce, your knee pain should start going down.
Lose some pounds
Lowering your weight essentially means that you are lowering the amount of pressure on your knees. Because the knee is such a weight-bearing joint, people who are overweight tend to experience more knee pain than others. Losing weight reduces the amount of wear and tear on the knee joint and help prevent further joint injury.
Healthy food for joint health
You’ve probably heard it before, but this year finally make eating healthy a priority! Your joints and muscles need vitamins and minerals to stay healthy, so feed them what they want. Focus on foods that are high in calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin C to give your joint health a boost. Although eating healthier will not necessarily completely get rid of your joint problems, it can strengthen the healthy joints to relieve some of the pain.
Make an appointment with a professional
This year, don’t let knee pain prevent you from doing the activities you love. Talk with the medical professionals at Joint Regenomics to see if stem cell therapy is the right option for you. By setting up an appointment with the team, you can learn more about what is causing the pain as well as your options for treatment. There are no obligations so there’s no risk for you! Make your new year the best one yet by finally treating your knee joint pain.
For more information about if stem cell therapy is right for you, contact Joint Regenomics. Stem cell therapy with platelet-rich plasma for OA of the knee is a treatment, not a cure. Stem cell therapy works in most but not all adults with OA of the knee in the middle stages of the disease. We do not recommend it for those with end-stage “bone on bone” disease, and insurance companies and Medicare do not cover our treatment or services. To find out more about our service call Kim Teasley at 404.574.2373 to schedule your consultation.