Got Arthritis Pain? Here’s What You Need to Know About Supplements

When it comes to arthritis pain relief, it is crucial to explore all possibilities to enjoy inflammation relief. Doctors at any of the Healthpointe clinics, such as the one in Anaheim near Fullerton, Placentia, Villa Park, Buena Park, Cypress, Cerritos, and Garden Grove, can suggest nutritional supplements for this purpose.

Supplements are recommended not as substitutes for anti-arthritis prescription drugs but as a complement. Ask a doctor about taking supplements with your prescription drugs to avoid the risks of contraindications, interactions, and complications.

  • Glucosamine

This is the most commonly suggested supplement for joint pain. When taken with chondroitin, you can experience better pain relief, especially when the two are taken with aspirin, among other doctor-recommended painkillers.

Emphasis must be made that chondroitin and glucosamine are part of the body’s cartilage, so supplementing your body’s natural production can work to your advantage. Be patient, however, as it can take up to 4 months to observe an improvement in your symptoms.

  • Turmeric

This is a member of the ginger family. Turmeric curbs inflammation, giving it a beneficial role in arthritis pain management. You have three choices in using turmeric: make a tea, cook with the dark yellow spice, or take it in capsule form; the recommended amount is 1 to 2 grams per day.

  • Capsicum or capsaicin

This is sourced from chili peppers. You can purchase an over-the-counter skin cream – ask for the 0.25%-0.75% capsaicin formulation – from pharmacies that can be applied directly on the painful area. You should be able to enjoy soothing pain relief although taking your prescribed medications is still a must. You may also buy supplement pills, which can help in easing cramps and diarrhea, too.

  • Comfrey

This comes in a skin cream, too, with comfrey extract as the active ingredient. But you have to avoid taking comfrey through oral means since it can have harmful effects on your liver.

Ultimately, you have to adopt your doctor’s recommended treatment and prevention measures. You should not depend on supplements to ease your painful symptoms and address the cause of your arthritis since you may only be worsening your condition. You have to watch what you eat, engage in gentle exercises, and adopt homecare measures, too.

Come to any of the Healthpointe clinics, such as the one in Colton near Rialto, Bloomington, San Bernardino, Loma Linda, Highgrove, and Grand Terrace, for more answers to your questions about pain management in a wide range of medical conditions.

About Healthpointe:

Healthpointe is a leading multidisciplinary healthcare organization offering a full range of medical services in practice locations throughout Southern California (Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, and Riverside County). Healthpointe has locations situated in over 10 cities in Southern California including Colton, which is conveniently located by Rialto, Bloomington, San Bernardino, Loma Linda, Highgrove, and Grand Terrace. As a highly regarded musculoskeletal group, we have a personal investment in the highest level of service, and we are proud of our record of excellence over the last four decades with private patients, injured workers, urgent care, personal injuries, and professional and non-professional athletes. Leading our organization is a dynamic team of healthcare professionals who continually strive to be at the forefront of medical innovation and healthcare service delivery. For more information, a complete list of services, and Healthpointe locations, visit Healthpointe.net.

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