Nutrition for Joints and Inflammation
Joint and muscle pains are a very common problem. When these pains are prolonged, they can cause suffering and misery, and stop us from doing the things we enjoy.
When we think of sore joints, we often think of inflammation. Inflammation is a process which involves the body’s white cells and certain immune proteins. These immune proteins protect us from infection and aid the healing process. However, inflammation can also irritate the tissues and nerves within the body, and in some cases, is associated with an auto-immune response. This happens when the body’s own immune system starts to attack its own tissues.
Several other conditions associated with joint pain and inflammation include: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Gout, Ankylosing Spondylitis or Axial Spondylitis, Lupus and Irritable Bowel Disease (which includes: Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis). Further conditions to add to this list are Polymyalgia and Fibromyalgia.