At-Home Joint Pain Treatment

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Like anything, living with and managing joint pain comes with good days and bad days. At AROmotion, we prioritize preventative measures when it comes to joint pain, however, we do understand that pain and discomfort can arise and require treatment. For mild cases, we have five at-home joint pain treatments to get you back on track and feeling your best!    

Leverage Hot/Cold Therapy. Pain can be a result of swelling in the joints. To help reduce swelling and alleviate pain, apply a cool compress or ice to the area in 15-minute increments a few times throughout the day. In the coming days, you can apply heat to the area to soothe any discomforts around the muscle. Feel free to use a heating pad or even a sock filled with rice.

Stay Active with Low or No Impact Movements. We’ve talked about the importance of staying active while living with joint pain. It is equally as important to keep moving when a flare-up occurs. Focus on low impact workouts like Pilates or non-weight-bearing exercise like water aerobics and stretching to give your aggravated joints a chance to recover.

Eat Nourishing Foods. You’ve heard the saying that food is medicine. When it comes to helping with joint pain, consuming certain foods can really help with joint health. Focus on adding foods rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties like fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, turmeric, and berries.

Rest Up. Sometimes the best medicine is quality rest. In addition to hot/cold therapy, taking it easy can be the best option to reduce any tension build-up or inflammation. Listen to your body and don’t be afraid to take a few days off of your workout regime to get yourself back in shape.

Utilize Topical Treatments. These days there are plenty over the counter options when it comes to topical treatments for joint pain. Gels and creams that have active ingredients like capsaicin, salicylates, and anesthetics can be used to offer relief to painful areas. You may even want to consider a topical infused with CBD for a more natural pain reliever. Regardless of the avenue you chose, consult your doctor to find out what is approved and the best option for you.

If you are living with chronic knee, hip, or shoulder pain and have been told that joint replacement surgery may be your only option, AROmotion can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Dean to see if you are a candidate for our non-surgical treatment that has helped more than 1,800 patients stop their joint pain fast.

Dr. Dean’s Tips to Feel Your Best During Daylight Savings Time

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This Sunday begins Daylight Savings Time, which means we spring our clocks forward and prepare for an extra hour of sunlight. Rejoice! This is our first official sign that spring is just around the corner. While the start of a new, more vibrant season brings much excitement, the shifted time can leave us feeling unrested and drowsy for days afterward.  

Our founder, Dr. Robert Dean, has a few tips to help adjust to the time change while focusing on making you feel your best.

Make Sleep a Priority. When Daylight Savings comes into play, we tend to see individuals get less sleep and feel the impact of the change quickly. Sleep is crucial when it comes to the body, especially when it experiences aches and pains. While we sleep, our body is hard at work repairing muscles and more to improve our overall wellbeing.

During this time of transition, it’s imperative to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Focus on a nightly routine to help relax. A few yoga moves can offer you both relief from joint pain and a more restful night’s sleep.

Take It Outside. Now that spring is slowly making its appearance, it’s the perfect time to take your exercise routine outdoors. Not only does regular movement keep joints strong and alleviate any tension, taking it outside can help your body adjust with the time change. Soaking up the natural light can help with your wake-sleep cycle, meaning you’ll feel energized during the day and tired at bedtime.

Enjoying a walk outside is an ideal way to get started with moving your joints and taking in the sunny rays. If you’re looking for additional ways to get moving, we have a few ideas here.

Enjoy Seasonal Fruits & Veggies. While adjusting to the clock being an hour ahead can at times be challenging, we should continue to follow a healthy diet. One of the great things about this season of freshness and new life is that it brings delicious produce that will help fuel the body. Not only are they tasty, but certain ones like lefty greens and berries also come jam-packed with anti-inflammatory properties. 

To help with joint swelling, try a salad that incorporates produce like broccoli, cabbage, and/or kale. If you’re looking to reduce pain and reap anti-inflammatory benefits, snack on fruits like pineapple and strawberries.

The feeling of lethargy doesn’t last long, but preparing your body both before and after Daylight Savings Time will keep you on the move and doing the things you love. What are you looking forward to doing this season?

If you are living with chronic knee, hip, or shoulder pain that’s preventing you from daily tasks and activities, you can complete the form below to request your free consultation with Dr. Dean to see if you are a candidate for AROmotion, which has helped more than 2,000 patients stop their joint pain fast without surgery.