Joints are the areas where two or more bones meet, according to Medline Plus.And US National Library of Medicine. This part of the body is most affected, especially when doing high-impact exercise or sports.
Alexandra Villa Forte, a physician at the Cleveland Clinic, notes that Joints are the connections between two or more bones. Some do not move normally, such as those between the bones of the skull, and others allow a complex range of motion.
Meanwhile, cartilage is a tough, flexible tissue that covers the extremities of the body at the joint.
However, this is not the only reason why joints are affected, there are diseases such as Sjögren’s syndrome, arthritis, lupus and others.
What are these diseases?
- Sjogren’s syndrome: This autoimmune disease affects the glands that produce moisture in many parts of the body.
- arthritis: It causes joint pain and swelling. Osteoarthritis is the most common. It has been found that when you are young and have an injury, it can lead to osteoporosis over time.
- Lupus: This autoimmune disease affects many parts of the body and can cause joint and muscle pain.
On the other hand, the portal specialized in “Health is better with health” indicated the need to avoid certain foods to avoid arthritis.
Foods to avoid
Vegetables of the nightshade family
These vegetables can be a real headache for those with this condition. According to the portal, this is the list of foods:
2. Foods that contain a lot of purines
The portal explains that purine is a compound that produces uric acid, a fluid that accumulates in the body, especially in joints and tissues. These foods should be limited:
- meat: Brains, liver, kidneys, veal, bacon, and turkey.
- fish and shellfishPairing: mussels, cod, mackerel, herring, anchovies, tuna, trout, and sardines.
- AharonPairing: Thick sauces, broths, peas, spinach, mushrooms, asparagus, beans, chickpeas, and beer.
Dairy products have multiple benefits for the bones, they are rich in calcium. However, there are people who suffer from arthritis and the pain increases when eating dairy products. These foods can begin to be limited in the diet to reduce the effect on pain.
However, Better To Health notes that to get calcium and protein, people can choose these foods:
Medicinal plants for joint pain
A study conducted by the Iranian University of Shiraz confirmed that valerian has an analgesic effect that can help calm common ailments such as spasms, headaches, muscle spasms, and others.
- 1 teaspoon of valerian root (5 g).
- 1 cup of water (250 ml).
- Boil a cup of water in a saucepan, and when it boils, add valerian and leave for another 3 minutes.
- After the recommended time, remove from heat, leave and consume.
A study from Shahid Beheshti University indicates that although the main benefits of mint are to relieve gas and stomach infections, It also has an interesting analgesic effect that can help reduce stomach pain and other related ailments.
- 1 teaspoon mint (5 g).
- 1 cup of water (250 ml).
- Boil a cup of water, and when it boils add a teaspoon of mint.
- Let the broth cook for an additional 3 minutes, then remove from heat and let stand.
- It is recommended to drink 3 cups a day.