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Prolia Side Effects | Dangers of Prolia Injections

Have You Been Experiencing Prolia Side Effects? You’ll Want to Read This!

How often does a pharmaceutical come along that is hailed as a wonder drug? Today, it seems we hear roof-top halleluiahs about this or that new drug practically on a weekly basis. How often does this claim end up being true? The answer: rarely. It would seem that one of the latest to come out of the laboratories –Prolia- is yet another that’s not living up to the hype. In fact, for many women, it could be making the very condition it was designed to help even worse. Continue reading “Prolia Side Effects | Dangers of Prolia Injections”

Shoulder Popping: What Does It Mean?

Do You Experience Shoulder Popping? If It Doesn’t Hurt, Should You Be Worried?

That weird sound and/or feeling your shoulder has when you move it just so. Some people call it shoulder popping, some call it shoulder clicking. It may feel strange, but if it doesn’t hurt, then it’s probably nothing to worry about…right?

Well, here’s the thing according to the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI), a leading regenerative clinic in the United Sates: true, it may not be a big deal. On the other hand, shoulder popping could be a problem that’s gradually wearing away your shoulder joint. And that is a big deal. Shoulder clicking, with or without pain, can be warning you that osteoarthritis is in your future. Continue reading “Shoulder Popping: What Does It Mean?”

Somatic Exercises: Hip Pain Relief

Do You Have a Frozen Hip or Hip Pain? Somatic Exercises Can Help!

Has a medical professional or physical therapist recommended somatic exercises for your frozen hip? It’s a good call. Somatic exercises work in concert with the body’s nervous system to relax muscle tension, ease chronic hip pain, improve posture, and restore fluidity when you move. These therapeutic exercises for hip conditions are designed to be done slowly and gently, making them a great fit for every age and fitness level.

Continue reading “Somatic Exercises: Hip Pain Relief”

Pain in Ankle? Treatment for Ankle Pain!

What’s Causing Your Foot and Ankle Pain?

Do any of these sound familiar? Everything seemed fine just after your work out, right? Then, seemingly out of nowhere you experience ankle pain. Or, right in the middle of a good run, you feel a shooting pain. What could it be, and what’s the right treatment for your ankle pain?

Continue reading “Pain in Ankle? Treatment for Ankle Pain!”

Advancements in Osteoarthritis Treatment

Today’s PRP and Stem Cell Therapies are Changing How Modern Medicine Looks at Osteoarthritis

Though they’ve been around for many years now, this may be the first time you’ve heard of platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapies for osteoarthritis. You’re not alone if this is the case. These advanced medical techniques have been primarily in use for sports medicine.

But over the past several years, these revolutionary therapies have begun changing the way physicians approach joint pain well beyond the realms of professional sports medicine.

Continue reading “Advancements in Osteoarthritis Treatment”

The Barometric Pressure and Pain Connection

Have You Noticed the Connection Between Barometric Pressure and Pain?

When you were a kid, did you ever hear the old timers talk about “arthritis weather?” You probably didn’t give it much thought until you got older yourself. But now? Well, now you’re beginning to notice the connection between barometric pressure and pain. But many people don’t understand how and why weather affects joint pain like that of the wrists and hands, the hips, or the knees. Continue reading “The Barometric Pressure and Pain Connection”

What is Plica Syndrome?

What is Plica Syndrome and How do You Know You Have It?

So, you’ve noticed some knee pain lately. It feels achy in general and hurts when you take the stairs. Sometimes when you get up from a chair, the knee tends to “lock up.” Is it arthritis? Is it a torn knee meniscus? Or is it plica syndrome? Continue reading “What is Plica Syndrome?”

Knee Popping: Why is My Knee Clicking?

Knee Clicking: What It Means

Dealing with a popping or clicking knee? You’re not alone. David McAllister, MD, director of the UCLA’s Sports Medicine Program explains, “A lot of joints crack and the knees are a really common joint to crack. Most people have knees that crack when they squat down or go through the full arc of motion. We generally don’t worry about cracking or popping when it isn’t associated with pain or swelling.”

That’s the key, if pain and/or swelling is associated with a popping knee, you could be dealing with injuries ranging from arthritis to an ACL tear.

Below is the information you need to know when it comes to knee popping and clicking.

What is Knee Clicking?

Knee clicking or knee popping occurs when your joints are extended. This can happen as you walk up stairs, walk around town and even as you sit down at your desk. The most common reason your knee is clicking is due to the knee structure not being in the proper position. It could also be from soft tissue catching part of the knee structure. In addition, ligaments and tendons around the knee can stretch over part of the knee structure before snapping back into place. Air bubbles bursting inside the joint fluid can cause the clicking noise as well.

All of these instances are natural and if they are painless when they occur, there is no need to worry about future knee injuries.

What Types of Injuries Are Associated With Knee Clicking?

On the other hand, when the clicking and popping sound is immediately followed by pain and swelling, you most likely have injury that will need to be examined and diagnosed by a physician. Same goes for ongoing knee popping and pain. Below are the types of injuries that are associated with knee clicking.

ACL/MCL Injury

An ACL injury deals with an overstretched or torn ligament located in the center of the knee. MCL injury is when the Medial Collateral Ligament located in the inner side of the knee is overstretched or torn. The knee popping sound is common with both injuries as well as immediate pain and swelling.

Runner’s Knee

When you put ample stress on your tibia from running, it can cause your kneecap to be out of line with your femur. This causes a grinding or clicking of the knee.

Cartilage/Meniscus Tear

The meniscus lines the joint and when it’s torn, small parts of the meniscus can catch in the knee, which results in knee pain, swelling and knee clicking.

Arthritis

Arthritis occurs when the cartilage of the knee is worn down and/or tears. This is most common for people over the age of 50. Knee popping, pain and clicking is common with arthritis.

How Knee Clicking is Treated

What are the treatment options with knee clicking? The first step is to talk with your healthcare provider and understand your options when it comes to treating your knee clicking and/or knee popping.

From icing the knee down after an exercise to surgery and stem cell injections, there are many ways to treat knee clicking if you are experiencing swelling and pain. Below are the most common treatments.

Icing/Rest/Knee Brace

If you’re experiencing runner’s knee, icing and rest are a common way to treat your knee after a run/workout. Knee braces are a great way to also help keep your knee in the proper position when you exercise.

In addition, physical therapy can help strengthen the knee joints and structure.

Surgery

For the more severe knee injuries (ACL, MCL, meniscus tears) surgery may be required to repair and remove damaged tissue. The recovery process can vary from short term to long term.

Stem Cell Therapy

If you’re looking to avoid knee surgery, NSI Stem Cell offers an array of stem cell treatment plans, all of which are designed to target specific issues involving the knee joint and the surrounding area of the leg.* Whether it is pain, stiffness, numbness, nerve pinching, trauma, bone-on-bone damage, arthritis, osteoporosis, tendon pulls, muscle aches or other issues, stem cell injections can help you find relief!*

Our stem cell injections will help heal damaged tissues, restore nerve communication, improve blood and oxygen flow, speed healing, restore mobility, improve flexibility, and help strengthen the damaged knee.* Here at NSI Stem Cell Centers, treating knee pain with stem cell injections is just one of the services we offer. We used the patient’s own stem cells to repair and strengthen, to return form, function and stability of their knees.* Our goal is to help you continue living a happy, active, healthy life that allows you to do the things you love without worrying about pain or possible future injury.*

Click here to learn more about stem cell therapy for knee pain.

How to Keep Your Knees Healthy

In order to keep your knees healthy, it’s important that you exercise on a regular basis. Great knee exercises include: squats, walking up stairs or hills and riding a bike or a stationary bike. Also, be sure to properly stretch and warm up before your exercises to avoid knee injury.

Click here to learn more about knee strengthening exercises.

About National Stem Cell Institute (NSI)

Considering stem cell therapy for knee treatment? When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of the so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

 

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

Knee Effusion: Water on the Knee

Do You Have a Swelling Knee? It Could Be Knee Effusion

Have you heard the term “water on the knee?” It’s a common term for the medical condition known as knee effusion. When a swelling knee is caused by knee effusion, excess fluid has accumulated in or around the joint. Of course, there is any number of reasons for a swelling knee. These include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ligament or meniscus injuries. Continue reading “Knee Effusion: Water on the Knee”

5 Strength Exercises to Beat Back Pain

The Best Exercises You Can Do At Home To Combat Back Pain

Back pain is among the most commonly reported issues doctors hear from their patients, and it is the number one reason for missed work and decreased efficiency on the job. When one considers this, it is easy to see why relieving back pain with exercise is so commonly searched for. With millions wanting to get help with finding relief from back pain, these are the strengthening exercises you need to start working into your daily routine!

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To ensure you reap all the benefits of these exercises and do the greatest amount of good, it is important that you pay close attention to every moment and ensure you maintain proper form from start to finish. If you want to strengthen your back and reduce pain, here is how to begin:

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1. Decompression Breathing

Oxygen is good and getting a boost of good clean air is wonderful for the body, especially when you are starting a workout routine. Deep breathing techniques have long been used in exercise and workouts and yield amazing benefits. Surprisingly, something as simple as good breathing methods can do wonders for relieving back pain with exercise. Getting started with proper breathing practices is easy! Stand straight so your toes are touching and your heels are a few inches apart. Shift your weight back so you are resting mostly on your heels, unlock your knees so they bend slightly, and gently slide your heels together until they touch. Stretch yourself up nice and tall and pull your arms up over your head, keeping palms together. When you inhale, you want to lift the ribcage away from the hips and when you exhale, tighten your stomach and back muscles slightly. You can do this breathing as often as needed but a few minutes is usually a good way to start your workout.

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2. Founder

For this foundational workout pose, you want to start with your feet on the ground, about hips distance apart. Bend your knees slightly and stick your butt back so your lower back is extended and your chest and upper body is in as close to a normal vertical position as you can get. Once you are in this position, slowly pull your arms up along your sides and extend them out in front of you until they are extended up over your head. Hold for a count of 2-3 deep breaths then as you exhale, slowly bend down until your hands are on the floor. If you cannot bend that far, you can use a chair, couch or prop of some kind that you can lean on rather than doing all the way to the floor. From this position you will slowly pull your hands to your shins and slide them up to your knees as you start to stand up. While still partly bent, pull your arms back behind you as far as you can and hold for 2-3 deep breaths here as well. Slowly bring your arms up over your head, take a deep breath, and then bring your arms down to your side and stand up into a full normal stance and relax your muscles by taking a few deep breaths.

 

3. Adductor-Assisted Back Extension

When it comes to relieving back pain with exercise, this is a good routine to include in your daily workout plan. Among those who do workouts on a regular basis or who have worked with trainers, this is a very well-known exercise that is specifically designed to isolate some of the key muscles located deep in the lower back. This is a great workout for building core strength and improving lower back muscle strength so injuries and pulls do not happen as easily or as often. Start on the ground, lying on your stomach. Rotate your feet in slow arches and flex them a few times. Slide your legs together, ensuring that there is still a slight bend at the knees. Straighten your legs slowly as you press your hips and knees against the floor and then slowly lift your elbows so your hands begin to “float” above the ground. Pull your shoulders in a downward pull, tighten the muscles of your lower back and butt, and lift your chest off the ground as much as you can. Keep your neck straight during this entire movement and hold the pose for as long as possible between 10-30 seconds. Simple yet challenging moves like this makes finding relief from back pain easier.

 

4. Eight-Point Plank

A plank is a great exercise and while it targets and abs and chest, this is beneficial for back pain relief because when your core is strong, your back is strong and your body balance and alignment can be preserved. Lie on your stomach, feet pointed and flexed, knees touching, and your elbows just in front of the shoulders. Pull your shoulders down and out so you are pulling away from your ears, and at the same time lightly squeeze the knees and elbows so it feels like they are pulling towards your body and pressing as close as possible to your core and your spine. Press knees, toes, and elbows down into your workout mat and slowly lift your hips up as high as you can- the target height being even with the shoulders. Tighten your core to keep your spine in a long straight extended position. Pull the elbows and knees toward each other and once in this position, hold it for 20 to 30 seconds or for as long as you are able to. It is normal to start to tremble and it is a sign that you’re doing this right and putting the necessary pressure and resistance on the muscles groups being targeted. This move is great for relieving back pain with exercise and stretching routines.

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5. Woodpecker

Like its namesake birth that tips forward during its search for food, this move will strengthen the lower back muscles as well as the large muscle complex of the buttock. Performing this move is relatively easy but equally challenging. From a lunge position, press your weight into the front heel and stretch yourself up nice and tall. Lift the back heel slightly so it comes up off the ground and then slowly stretch your arms out in front and extend them fully. Push butt as far back without moving your knees as far as you can until you feel the slightly pull start in your hamstrings. Your arms are going to naturally start to reach out further forward to act as a counterbalance so you do not fall. At this point you will need to tighten your core so you keep a neutral spine line, and when you have assured your balance, slowly reach the arms overhead. You will hold this pose for about seconds, then return to a neutral position, take a few deep breaths, and then repeat on the other side.

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The Takeaway

Research shows that the spine is one of the integral parts of maintaining a strong and healthy body. By strengthening your back you can relieve your pain and keep other systems and areas of your body in good working order. You’ll be able to reduce pain and stiffness, be more active, and take your health and wellness into your own hands and actually do something about it! With a practice and minimal investment of time and energy you can reap the benefit right from the very first workout! If you are looking for ways to go about relieving back pain with exercise these workouts are a great starting point and can make the path to finding relief from back pain easier!

 

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

 

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

The Best Exercises to Improve Lymphatic Flow

The lymphatic system is comprised of a network of vessels that move lymphatic fluid throughout the body. This specialized fluid absorbs waste and toxins from all areas of the body and then expels it from the body. If your lymphatic system is blocked or clogged, the body can become poisoned by its own toxic waste building up. This can lead to inflammation, pain, swelling, illness, and disease; this is why it is important to keep the system flowing and to know what you can do to help with improving lymphatic flow when it does start to slow down. Thankfully one of the best ways to keep the lymphatic system working properly is to use exercises that help the lymphatic system move fluid throughout the body- here are some great ones you can start with:

best exercises for lymphatic system

Pelvic Tilt

Lie flat on your back move your arms so your hands are clasped behind your head. If this position is uncomfortable for you, then keep your stretched out flat alongside your body. Bend your knees so both feet are flat on the floor and keep them in alignment with your hips as much as possible. Slowly tighten your muscles and tuck your tailbone under so you are pressing the lower back into the floor, and then release. Do this at least 10 times each time.

Neck Rotation

This is a good workout you can do anywhere- even sitting at your office chair! Sit or stand with your back straight and your shoulders level. As you inhale, slowly turn your head to the right to a count of five. Hold for a count of five then exhale for a count of five. Repeat this same process with the other side. Do five repetitions on each side for a good workout. This is a good workout for improving lymphatic flow been when stuck at a desk all day!

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Shoulder Shrug

This is another great workout for those who are stuck doing desk work for long hours each day. When you know the exercises that help the lymphatic system work as it should you can help keep yourself healthy day in and day out. Stand or sit in a comfortable position and do a few slow deep breaths to relax. As you inhale, pull your shoulders up together at the same time toward your ears, hold for a five count, and then exhale and relax to a natural position.

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Leg Slides

For exercises that help the lymphatic system, this one is a little more involved and needs to be done at home. Lie on your back, put your arms to your sides and extend your legs out straight. As you slowly inhale, slide one leg along the floor and out to the side as far as you comfortably can. Exhale and slowly sliding the leg back to its starting position. Repeat on the other side and repeat for 5 reps on each side. This helps keep lymphatic fluids flowing.

Ankle Pumps

Another workout you can do at home is ankle pumps. Lying on the floor flat on your back, pull your arms up over your head and straighten your arms as much as you can. Starting with one leg rotate the ankle three times then flex for your toes point like a ballerina. Repeat on the other side and do these five times on each side. If you cannot laydown, try to sit in a chair or on the floor and straighten your legs as much as possible and do the toe flex.

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Leg Falls

The final option you have for exercises that help the lymphatic system, you can do easy leg lift and fall workouts. Simply lie down on your back and make sure your knees are bent with the feet flat on the floor. Lower your leg, to the side, so the knee touches the floor off to the side of your hip. Do the same with the other leg then pull them back to the center position. Perform five times on each side to help with improving lymphatic flow throughout the body.

If your lymphatic system is blocked or clogged, the body can become poisoned by its own toxic waste building up. This can lead to a host of issues so doing these simple exercises every day can help keep the lymphatic system in order. These are just some of the exercises that help the lymphatic system so you can start improving lymphatic flow right now! And another way to stay fit and heathy is to opt for more natural approaches to treating illnesses, diseases, or chronic condition- that is where NSI can make all the differnece in the world!

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

 

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

Effective Natural Remedies for Managing Joint Pain

Only those who have experienced joint pain understand how debilitating and frustrating it can be. Joint pain is one condition that can seriously limit your freedom of movement. It affects your productivity and can even prevent you from performing simple day to day tasks. Unless properly addressed the condition can have a huge impact on your quality of life. Our article explains in detail some effective natural remedies for managing joint pain.

When joint pain hits most people require relief fast. Not only does the pain immobilize you, it is often very difficult to ignore. For this reason, many people opt for pain killers. However, these pain killers tend to have side effects and often lead to dependency. Some of the common medications used for joint pain include:

Corticosteroids: These are fast acting medications that mimic the body’s cortisone. It controls inflammation and is used for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. One of the side effects of corticosteroids is that it can encourage fluid retention and increase pressure in the eyes.

Analgesics: These are medications designed specifically for managing pain. It is used for arthritis and injuries resulting from surgery. It is recommended for people who do not react very well with NSAIDs. Some of its side effects include constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, upset stomach, skin rash, dry mouth, and ringing in the ears.

DMARDs (Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Medication): These drugs are designed to modify the factors causing the illness. They are used for treating a wide range of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and different forms of joint pain. Some of the potential side effects of the drug include stomach problems and irritation of the gut lining, belching and constipation, as well as blood and liver issues.

NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs): These are a group of different drugs used to treat joint pain and different forms of arthritis. They are often taken orally and some are available without a prescription. However, medical practitioners caution patients to be extra careful when using these drugs. They can cause serious complications including, bleeding stomach, stomach pain, and ulcers, Headaches, liver and kidney problems, as well as allergic reactions that may cause skin rashes.

Pain killers can provide temporary relief for people suffering from different forms of joint pain. However, they hardly provide a long term solution that can help people restore their sense of well being and quality of life.

There are several natural joint pain treatment solutions that you could use to treat your condition. Depending on the severity of your illness, you may see progressive gains until you no longer require daily medication for your pain. These natural treatments may take longer than conventional medication but they can provide long term relief that is also beneficial to your overall health.

The Basics of Joint Pain

Joints are the tissues that support and connect different segments of the bone in order to facilitate movement. People often assume that the sensation of pain they feel is coming from their bone or muscles, but in reality, it is the tissues in between the bones that are causing the pain. Although it is possible for the muscles and bones to cause pain as a result.

These soft tissues in between the bones can get inflamed causing limitation in movement and sensations of agonizing pain. Inflammation can be caused by an autoimmune disease and aggravated by other factors such as poor diet.

Joint pain can affect the following parts of the body:

  • Neck
  • Jaw
  • Wrists, Hands, Ankles, and Feet
  • Lower Back
  • Hips
  • Back of Legs

Effective Natural Remedies for Managing Joint PainCommon Causes of Joint Pain

If you have joint pain it may have been caused by a number of the following factors:

Poor Posture: Poor posture can be caused by habits such as sitting position, or sitting for too long without taking a break. Other habits such as focusing on exercises that strengthen the chest muscles at the expense of shoulder muscles have been cited as potential causes of bad posture.

Inflammation Causing Illness: Illnesses like osteoarthritis and arthritis cause inflammation of the soft tissue between the bones which in turn cause immobility and sensations of pain.

Sports and Use of Heavy Equipment: Certain sports can cause one to exert too much pressure on certain joints and body parts. If you use heavy equipment at the gym without proper care you can damage the soft tissue in between your joints and which can potentially lead to chronic joint pain.

Inactivity and Sedentary Lifestyle: On the other hand, inactivity can cause joint pain in the long run. This is based on the idea of disuse syndrome which states that certain parts of the body tend to deteriorate if they are not used for a considerable period of time. Prolonged periods of inactivity can reduce reaction times, and increase the possibility of developing an injury. Additionally, inactivity can cause certain physiological changes in the body that can increase the sensation of pain.

Aging: The body’s natural aging process is another factor that causes joint pain. As we get older the body does not produce enough collagen for building cartilage needed to support joints. Progressive deterioration of the cartilage will eventually cause significant aches and pains.

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Natural Treatments for Joint Pain

Diets, Exercise and Well Being

There are a number of positive habits that you can adopt and incorporate into your day to day routine. Most of them have been validated by scientific research and endorsed by conventional medical practitioners. These are simple practical steps you should incorporate into your day to day lifestyle that will help you manage your condition.

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Good Diet and Foods to Eliminate

Joint pain is often a result of the deterioration of the connective tissues due to chronic inflammation. You can avoid chronic inflammation by adopting a diet that is rich in anti-inflammatory foods.

JOINT PAIN-HEALTHY FOODHere are some of the beneficial foods you should have:

Green Leafy Vegetables: This includes spinach, kales, collards, and cauliflower.

Nuts: Almonds and walnuts have important fatty acids that can help combat inflammation at the cellular level.

Fatty Fish: These are fish rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. They include salmon, mackerel, sardines, and tuna.

Fresh Fruits: Fruits such as oranges, cherries, and strawberries contain significant amounts of antioxidants that help prevent inflammation and the deterioration of the connective tissues of the joints.

Olive oil: Contains certain phenolic compounds which have very powerful anti-inflammatory effects.

Tomatoes: They contain a very powerful antioxidant, that has been proven to have anticancer properties, known as lycopene.

On the other hand, certain foods help to increase inflammation in the body. These are mainly products that come with additives and preservatives. Certain products made from grain are also major factors that are known to increase inflammation in the body. Here are the main culprits in our modern diet.

  • Carbonated beverages such as sodas and energy drinks
  • Fast foods such as French fries and pizza
  • Red meat and beef products such as burgers and steak
  • Margarine and Lard

Weight Loss

Being overweight for an extended period of time often leads to a case of chronic pain that can happen in a number of different ways. Extra fat puts a lot of strain on the surrounding muscle and bones. If you already have a condition such as osteoporosis being overweight or obese can increase the rate of bone loss. This can cause further complications and may lead to more painful sensations around the joints.

Excess weight tends to cause a havoc in the body. It overloads the body’s stress reaction to inflammation and the oxidative process and this causes a chain of physiological processes that increase inflammation. Excess fat is also directly linked to type 2 diabetes which is another condition that can cause a wide range of problems and reduce your body’s capacity to deal with pain.

Luckily adopting some of the natural therapies should help you combat weight. The best way to lose weight is by adopting a healthy balanced diet. Some experts have pointed out that 70 percent of the gains you’ll get from your weight loss effort are from dieting alone. Exercise contributes to the remaining 30 percent.

You do not have to completely overhaul your diet. Start by eliminating foods that cause inflammation. Replace the sugar in your tea or coffee with a healthy sweetener such as Stevia. Add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Not only will it help you to cut down excess fat in your body, the fruits and vegetables will go a long way in restoring your bodily functions and facilitate healing.

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Adequate Sleep

Another simple and practical way to manage your condition is to get adequate sleep every night. Adequate sleep is considered to be of 7 to 8 hours duration every day. You also need to ensure that you have minimal or no interruption during these hours when you are asleep.

Sleep disturbances, as well as lack of adequate sleep, are known to cause the elevation of levels of certain compounds such as CRP (C-reactive protein) and IL6 (interleukin 6). These compounds have been linked to inflammation in the body and a range of cardiovascular diseases. It is also important to note that sleeping longer than nine hours a day may also cause an increase in levels of these substances.

 

 

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Supplementation with Helpful Enzymes, Vitamins, Nutrients and Natural Compounds

There are a number of supplements you can use to manage joint pain. These supplements are made from natural products and can help manage your condition both in the short term and long term without any significant side effects. Here are some of the top supplements we recommend.

Glucosamine: This is a supplement that can manage joint pain conditions and has been backed by several studies. Glucosamine is a natural chemical that is produced by the body but deteriorates as we get older. Supplementation with the compound has been found to be beneficial for people with certain conditions such as arthritis. You can take 500 milligrams of glucosamine sulfate thrice a day.

Calcium and Vitamin D: Vitamin D helps to facilitate the absorption of calcium in the body and to regulate levels of both calcium and phosphorus. Lack of calcium causes joint and muscle pain because both of these body parts use calcium as a key compound in their biological messaging processes.

Potassium and Sodium: Potassium plays an important role in many biological functions including facilitating muscle contractions, and maintaining heart function. Sodium and potassium also help to reduce fluid retention and minimize the sensation of pain. Some of the natural sources of potassium are fruits and vegetables, legumes, sweet potatoes, fat-free yogurt, etc.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids: These are essential compounds needed for important body functions such as fighting inflammation facilitating communications at the cellular level. Unfortunately, the body does not produce any of these essential compounds so you have to get it from food sources such as fish and nuts. You can also supplement with fish oil. A few clinical studies focusing on its effect on rheumatoid arthritis shows that fish oil can reduce pain for people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Proteolytic Enzymes: Your body has more than 50,000 different enzymes controlling a wide range of biological functions. They also play an important role in regulating the immune system as well as inflammation. Some clinical studies suggest that these enzymes can be as beneficial, or even more beneficial than some of the common Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs.

Adaptogenic Herbs: These are herbs that boost the body’s ability to withstand physical, mental and environmental stresses. Some of these herbs have been used for centuries to treat various ailments and have also been validated by modern research as effective agents that can combat inflammation and help manage joint pain. Some of the common herbs used to combat joint pain include turmeric or curcumin, cat’s claw, devil’s claw, cayenne pepper, willow bark, ginger, ashwagandha, bromelain, arnica, amongst others.

Other Classic Forms of Managing Pain

The following are some of the classic remedies you can use to manage pain in the short term:

Hot or Cold Packs: The use of cold or hot packs on the affected area is a classic remedy used by sports men and women to provide fast relief. You can use both cold and hot packs for the best results. The cold pack helps numb sharp pain and minimizes inflammation. You can use a heating pad, a gel pack or improvise with a bag of ice to apply pressure on the affected area 20 minutes a day. Applying this method twice or thrice daily should be enough to help manage mild to moderate pain.

Use of Epsom Salt: For many years taking a soaking bath full of Epsom salt has been considered to be an effective treatment for joint and muscle pain. You can try this classic remedy by taking an Epsom salt bath for fifteen to twenty minutes. Not only does it reduce muscle spasms and numb sharp pain, it can also reduce inflammation and help manage the condition in the long term.

Essential Oils: Applying peppermint or eucalyptus oil directly to the affected area can also help reduce pain and fight inflammation. There are studies to show that these essential oils are absorbed through the skin into the body where they have a soothing effect on the injured part of the body. You can also use these essential oils together with Epsom salt in your bath to ease pain relax muscles and minimize inflammation.

Stem Cell Treatment for Joint Pain

It is possible to not only manage your condition but reverse it all together with the new revolutionary stem cell therapy. This form of treatment can be used to treat a wide range of joint pain problems such as back pain, arthritis, osteoarthritis, amongst other related conditions.

One of the greatest benefits of this ground breaking treatment program is that it is non-invasive. Unlike, some conventional procedures for dealing with issues such as back pain, it has very little downtime. It typically takes between 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

The process begins by removing fat tissue from the abdomen or the thighs through a microscopic incision. The tissue is taken into a centrifuge and the stem cells are separated from other tissues. The resulting solution is enriched with growth factors to facilitate healing as well as encourage more stem cells to develop.

The stem cells act as templates for new cells needed to build damaged tissues and organs. When they are reintroduced into a patient with a joint pain condition, they help to facilitate the production of cartilage and other cells and tissues needed to repair the affected area. Stem cell therapy has also been used to treat people with spinal cord injuries.

These natural treatments can help you deal with different forms of joint pain. However, if you experience any symptoms lasting more than a few weeks, you need to see a doctor. Your case may be due to a wide range of issues and you may need to establish what that is exactly. You can make significant gains by simply adopting a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and managing stress levels.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

 

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.