Your joints are a blessing in that they allow your body to move, but they can also be a burden on your body when they are inflamed. Short-term joint inflammation can be beneficial, as it is your body’s way of defending itself from foreign invaders; however, long-term inflammation can cause joint damage. You may be experiencing joint inflammation if there is redness, pain and warmth surrounding the affected area, obvious swelling or bulging, and difficulty moving the affected joint or joints.* Not only does inflammation impact one joint, but it can impact multiple joints as well.
Common causes of joint inflammation include injury and various types of inflammatory arthritis (swelling and tenderness in joints). Injury typically causes inflammation, and can sometimes occur in various joints surrounding the affected joint. For instance, if a foot injury occurs, joint inflammation in several toes may follow. Next, inflammatory arthritis is mostly chronic, and can eventually progress to other joints if left untreated. Some examples of inflammatory arthritis include osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and psoriatic arthritis (PA).** OA occurs with aging or post-injury, and swelling can be found in weight-bearing joints, such as your hips and knees. RA is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your joints. RA can affect your hands, wrists, and knees, and can cause lack of balance, deformities, and chronic pain. Lastly, PA impacts people with psoriasis (a skin disease causing silver scales and red patches on the skin), and can cause inflammation in places such as your hands, feet, and lower back.
One significant method of preventing and relieving joint inflammation is by making dietary changes. Evidence reveals that dietary changes, such as adding nutritional supplements to your diet, can help combat inflammation.* Beach Fitness offers two nutritional supplements that assist with decreasing inflammation– Turmero-SE Active and Resvero-SE Active. These supplements have anti-inflammatory agents, as well as anti-aging and disease-fighting components, which are very beneficial to all aspects of the body. Turmero-SE Active is helpful for musculoskeletal health and joint function, and it also supports the immune and central nervous systems, cardiovascular (heart) health and exercise recovery, antioxidant activity, and liver detox. Other benefits of Resvero-SE Active include promoting healthy cellular function and helping balance cell signaling pathways in response to stimuli (such as stress), in addition to supporting metabolic effects of calorie restriction, immune and gastrointestinal systems, healthy hormonal response, and cardiovascular and neurological (brain) health. If you have experienced or are currently experiencing joint inflammation, contact Beach Fitness today to learn more about how these dietary supplements can assist with your joint health.