3 Ways What You Eat Could Hurt or Help Arthritis Pain

anti-inflammatory foods arthritis painArthritis is one of the most common hand and wrist conditions, affecting millions of Americans of varying age groups. If you’re one of the many people who struggle with this common cause of joint pain, making these small changes to your everyday diet may help to improve your symptoms, whether used alone or used in combination with other nonsurgical or surgical arthritis treatments.*

1. Eat More Fiber

The latest research points to eating a diet rich in healthy fibers, particularly muesli and other whole grains, as being one of the best ways to reduce the chronic inflammation that causes painful arthritis symptoms.*

Other anti-inflammatory foods to pile on your plate include salmon, olive oil, walnuts, blueberries and broccoli.

2. Be Gut-Friendly

Eating foods that promote healthy gut bacteria could be one promising way to reduce symptoms of a type of arthritis called rheumatoid arthritis. Foods with live active cultures like yogurt, kombucha and kefir are known to help improve gut health.*

Since it is an autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis can affect other parts of the body, such as organs, in addition to your joints.

3. Keep Sugar in Check

Loading up on sugar isn’t just bad for your waistline. Eating too much sugar can also aggravate joint pain by triggering inflammation, so try to cut down on sweets and sugary drinks to help manage arthritis pain.*

If you’re experiencing severe symptoms that are interfering with your day-to-day activities, talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in hand and wrist conditions about your most effective arthritis treatment options.

*This information is for education only and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.


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