Ben Franklin was right when he said: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” We agree, so we encourage our orthopaedic patients to adopt dietary and exercise habits that support strong bones and joints.
Your everyday routine can have a big impact on the health and longevity of your joints. For example, choosing foods that build bone density, strengthen connective tissue and reduce inflammation can help you prevent injuries and preserve your joints for a long, active life.
We often see patients who are curious about making lifestyle changes to reduce joint pain. Yet our orthopaedic doctors recognize that it’s hard to change everything at once. Therefore, taking a look at your diet is a great place to start.
Here’s our take on 10 foods that may help reduce pain and increase mobility in the joints: