Reduce Pain, Improve Life with Natural Nutrition!
Living an active life is your right and eliminating joint pain the first step to your freedom! The power of natural foods has now been established as the most beneficial in fighting the battle against inflammation and joint pain.
Pain and discomfort can strike any joint—shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, knee, hip and ankle. If you have tender or swollen, aching joints that restrict movement then the underlying cause should be joint pain.
Realising and accepting the presence of a health issue is half the battle won. The other half can be won by getting the right health solution. Joint pain can be managed with proper diagnosis, right diet and lifestyle changes. Combine this with Ayurveda and Homeopathy and you have a natural solution to reduce and manage joint pain.
Why Health Total?
We all experience joint pain occasionally due to injury or sickness. It usually subsides with some rest or as we recover. But if you have been experiencing joint pain for a few weeks, it might be time to get yourself tested for more serious health issues like arthritis, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
What are your joints saying? Have they been complaining of pain for a few weeks? Is there a swelling or redness around your joints? Are you missing out on work and social life because the pain has restricted your movement? If you’re nodding to these questions, it’s time to pay a little attention to the health of your joints.
Every 5kgs of excess weight increases the risk of secondary Osteoarthritis by 30 %
There are many reasons to choose Health Total as your health partner. We’ll give you the top three here – an integrated approach towards health and lifestyle management, easy-to-follow diet plans, and a team of dedicated doctors and nutritionists.
At Health Total, we follow a holistic approach to find solutions for reducing and managing any health condition. Our experts have designed a 4-step scientific process that involves a right diet, mild exercises, the science of Ayurveda and Homeopathy to provide you with lasting health solutions. Our scientific approach addresses the disease symptoms from the root and helps heal the body inside out.
Health Total Pain Management Plan
Health Total’s plans are customised to suit the needs of every individual. Our experts use ‘food as medicine’ and work closely with you to identify the root cause of your health condition. Accordingly, they formulate a personalised diet plan comprising food plan, herbal formulations and mild exercise.
We recommend an anti-inflammatory food plan, which helps reduce the existing rate of inflammation in the body. It includes flaxseed, walnuts and vitamin E-rich foods. Foods that aggravate inflammation such as foods containing gluten, lactose, sugar and refined foods like maida, are not part of the food plan.
According to Ayurveda, joint pain disorders occur when vitiated Vata (dosha) gets lodged in the Sandhi (Joints). At Health Total, we use Ayurvedic herbal extract preparations that have Tikta Rasa, Ushna Virya and Madhura and Katu Vipaka. These herbs act on both Vata (dosha) and Asthi (bones).
We advise 30 to 40 minutes of mild exercise/walk, 5 times a week. Regular exercise will help lose weight, which is one of the causes of joint pain. It will also reduce stiffness, improve flexibility and add strength to the joints.
Diet & Lifestyle Tips for Joint Pain
Dietary habits and lifestyle impact our overall wellbeing. Even a slight positive change in our diet and lifestyle can help manage and reduce disease symptoms.
Incorporate these lifestyle changes to get relief from joint pain.
They’re easy to follow and hassle-free!
- Lose weight
- Exercise regularly
- Eat nutritious food, regular and timely meals
- Limit alcohol consumption
- Wear comfortable footwear
- Take adequate rest
Click here to read more about how you can ease joint pain at home.
Diet chart for Joint Pain
Here’s a one-day generic diet chart for joint pain –
- 1 glass of lukewarm water
- 30 ml haldi juice
- 1 cup tea / coffee/ green tea (without sugar)
- Chilla/sprout salad
- 1 glass vegetable juice
- 1 fruit
- 1 cup green tea (without sugar)
- Jowar /ragi/ bajra chapati
- 1/4 th tsp MTG Powder
- 1 cup Tea/ Coffee/ Green Tea (without sugar)
- Snacks (roasted chana/ makhana)
Late Evening Snack
- 2 tbsp. Mixed Seeds (Flax seeds + Pumpkin seeds + Sunflower seeds + Sesame seeds)
- Jowar / Ragi/ Bajra chapati
What is Joint Pain?
Joint pain is characterised by inflammation, pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. While joint pain can affect people of any age, including children, it is more commonly found in people who are overweight, or are over 45 years of age, or lead a sedentary or an unhealthy lifestyle. Joint pain occurring due to obesity or lifestyle can be reduced and managed by losing weight and shifting to a healthier way of living.
Joint pain can also occur due to arthritis. It is a rheumatic disease that plagues most people over 50 years of age. Arthritis can be difficult to live with, as the pain is unbearable, practically immobilising the person. It refers to disorders like osteoarthritis, gout, ankylosis spondylitis, systemic lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. The problem is further compounded if the person is overweight, as excess body weight puts more stress on the weight-bearing joints.
There are numerous types of arthritis, but osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common ones.
Also known as wear and tear arthritis, it is the most common type of arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage protecting the ends of the bones wears down over time. It can damage any joint in the body, but mostly affects joints in hand, neck, knees, lower back and hip. Some symptoms of osteoarthritis are early morning stiffness, swelling, tenderness in one or more joints, fever and weakness. Millions of people around the world are affected by osteoarthritis.
2. Rheumatoid Arthritis
It is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects the small joints in hands and feet. It affects the lining of joints, causing swelling and pain, resulting in bone erosion and deformity of bones.
Joint Pain Causes
Joint pain can occur due to a variety of causes. Some of the most common causes are –
1. Sedentary lifestyle
It weakens the bones, ligaments and cartilages.
Excess weight causes a strain on the knee and ankle joints, resulting in wear and tear of the joints and weakening the cartilages. Want to lose weight naturally? Click here to know how!
3. Incorrect posture
This adds additional stress on the bones and muscles, leading to osteoarthritis.
4. Injuries and accidents
Injuries, fractures, sprains, joint twists and accidents can also add stress on the joints.
Yes, you read this right. Certain accessories can harm your bone health. For example, high heels add strain on the knees and ankle joints. Similarly, heavy handbags and backpacks can add strain on the shoulder joints and wallets can cause discomfort in the spine and legs. Regular use of these accessories can cause damage to the bones, muscles, and cartilages, leading to joint pain.
6. Poor diet
Eating unhealthy food or skipping meals weakens the immune system. A weak immune system is susceptible to various illness including inflammation and weak muscles and bones.
While there is no clear connection between arthritis and genetics, the probability of arthritis occurring in a person increases if they have family history of the disease.
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Symptoms of Joint Pain
Usually, the following symptoms are found to accompany chronic joint pain –
- Locking of joints
- Popping, creaking, and snapping sounds when moving
- Warmth in the joints
- Difficulty in moving the affected limbs
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Joint pain makes you immobile. It impacts your ability to carry out day-to-day activities. But, you don’t have to live with joint pain. It can be managed and reduced with changes in your diet and lifestyle and by making exercise a part of your daily routine.
Reducing stress and taking precautions while undertaking strenuous physical activities can also reduce the risk of injuring and damaging joints.