Good Inflammation, Bad Inflammation and Joint Pain

The result of inflammation in your body can be pain, swelling, bruising, or redness. This sounds like inflammation would always be “bad” but that is not the case.

There are two types of inflammation – “acute inflammation” (aka good inflammation) and “chronic inflammation” (aka bad inflammation). Acute inflammation is when your body responds to sudden damage. When you have an injury you body sends inflammatory cells to the injury to start the healing process. However chronic inflammation occurs over a long period of time, i.e. the healing process is extended or never ends. Bad, chronic inflammation is associated with disorders such as arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, and so on.

Ice vs Heat to Reduce Inflammation

One of the top questions we get each day is, “should I ice it or use heat?” Well, here is a graphic that will help you remember when to use ice and when to use heat.

heat vs ice for inflammation

Supplements to Reduce Inflammation

Are you sore from working too long on yard work? Are you stiff and achy after overdoing your last workout? Is your mobility limited and just getting dressed is rough? Refuse to stay in pain. Consult our doctors about your inflammation and joint pain, schedule an appointment and they will determine if supplements might be good for you and help you develop a plan.

To every muscle/skeletal problem, there is a nutritional component.

Ligaplex to reduce inflammationOur product of the month is Ligaplex II. This supplement is one we recommend often because it helps the body recover faster with just the right food-based minerals.

Turmeric Forte contains a bioavailable form of Turmeric rhizome and Fenugreek seed to support a healthy inflammatory response.

Shop local by clicking on the links above or stop into our office to get a bottle for your household.

Diet to Reduce Inflammation

Did you know that your diet can cause pain and inflammation?!! SHAPE ReClaimed is a cleanse/program that lowers inflammation and helps people feel better in so many ways. It includes homeopathic drops and an eating plan. We like to describe it as a deep dive into your health!

Our SHAPE patients usually notice a change right away when they take out the inflammatory foods from their diet. If you are looking for direction and motivation, give us a phone call to schedule your first SHAPE appointment. You can choose a 21 day cleanse or go longer if you have some extra pounds to get rid of.

Schedule an appointment with us to determine if chiropractic, supplements, or a diet change could help with your joint pain by reducing inflammation.