Living with Chronic Joint Pain

Written by Leanne Bishop, Health Fitness Specialist

Do you believe that chronic joint pain is controlling your life? Well, you are not the only one. According to Accord Clinical Researchers, more than 50 million Americans are living with some sort of joint pain. Chronic joint pain can spur from osteoarthritis, old injuries, repetitive or forceful movements, posture problems, aging and inactivity. Having such pain may make you think twice before completing a workout or even just carrying grocery bags to and from the store. However, ignoring the pain or avoiding movements of the effected joint will not make the pain go away. So what is the secret to relieving chronic joint pain? Get moving!

Exercise has the ability to improve overall function of the joint. Dr. Millar from Winston Salem State University explains that joints and muscles get nutrition from the lubrication and circulation that movement provides. Does this make it okay to continue exercising when you are experiencing joint pain? Yes, and no. It is important to know when to work through exercise pain – and when to stop.

This month, our content writers are concentrating on how to maintain healthy, pain-free joints with the help of exercise and nutrition. The time to be fearless from chronic joint pain starts today!

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