Joint pain relief strategies to try. If your goal is to get relief from your joint pain, here are three strategies to help you achieve it.
1) Educate Yourself. But do it wisely. Guests at my educational seminar often chuckle when I say early on that it’s my goal to keep them away from guys like me — meaning surgeons. There are several avenues you should explore before deciding on surgery. Surgery for joint pain relief is the final step and of course we want you to take that step with us, but not until it’s absolutely necessary. Avail yourself of as many educational resources as possible.
2) Eat to Lose. Just 10 extra pounds of weight you carry puts 50 extra pounds of pressure on your joints! And of course the reverse is true – taking off just 10 pounds eases that extra stress on your joints.
3) Exercise Three Ways. Your exercise program should address three areas – flexibility, strengthening, and cardiovascular improvement. You don’t need to be able to do back bends, lift an ox or run the Boston Marathon! But gentle movements like those found in Tai Chi or Yoga; strengthening your muscles through isometric or isotonic exercises; and doing some steady aerobic exercise like walking, biking, or swimming for 30 to 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week will go a long way toward easing your joint pain.
Give these joint pain relief strategies a try, let us know how they work for you. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 239-596-0100. Because living with pain isn’t really living!®
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