4 Natural Alternatives for Joint Pain Relief


Joint pain can be a hindrance, whether from arthritis or injury, there are several non-surgical alternatives that may help you reduce pain, stiffness, and for some, avoid surgery.

While there are plenty alternatives and routes individuals can go, we decided to list 4 alternatives to ease and, hopefully, alleviate your aching joints.

Article at a Glance:

  1. An anti-inflammatory diet can alleviate symptoms while other foods may increase them. Cut out processed and fast food, eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, use healthy salt, high quality meat and wild-caught fish. A healthy diet includes healthy fats to keep your joints, and brain, well nourished.

  2. Proper supplementation for joint health can include a high-quality Liposomal Vitamin-C, Blue Majik, Fermented Cod Liver Oil, and certain preservative-free IV Therapies.

  3. Cryotherapy followed with heat therapy may alleviate symptoms.

  4. Extract the healing factors in your blood to be injected into any aching joints to increase range of motion and reduce pain.

1. Fight Inflammation with Your Diet

Inflammation is one of the root causes of joint pain, arthritis, and many more conditions. While some foods can ease inflammation, others can actually exacerbate it. Like anyone, getting the right nutrients are critical to promoting optimal health and combating against inflammation, disease, and pain.

The Arthritis Foundation recognizes an anti-inflammatory diet as an important factor in addressing joint pain. Studies have shown that certain foods contain specific anti-inflammatory benefits to conditions such as: rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other inflammatory forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, and osteoporosis symptoms.

Inflammatory Foods to Avoid (& What to Use Instead):

  • Processed foods - fast food, prepackaged meals, breads, etc.

  • Refined grain products - white bread and pasta

  • Refined sugar and refined sugar products - high fructose corn syrup, table sugar

    • Use a natural sweetener such as honey or 100% stevia (ie. SweetLeaf)

  • Refined salt - table salt

  • Fried foods

  • Corn, safflower, soy, and peanut oils

    • Use high quality animal fats, avocado oil, flax seed oil, or at lower temperatures, olive oil

  • Dry roasted nuts and beer nuts

  • Artificial sweeteners - splenda, sweet & low, equal, etc.

Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Include:

  • Wild-caught fish - salmon, tuna, mackerel

  • High quality animal fats - chicken fat, duck fat, or tallow

  • Avocado, olive, or flax seed oil

  • Deep green vegetables - kale, kale, swiss chard, collards, and broccoli

  • Nuts - almonds, walnuts, and macadamia

  • Ginger

  • Turmeric

  • Wide range of fruits & vegetables

Have questions? You can always email us at info@sparrowclinic.com.

2. Boost Your Diet with Proper Supplementation

Fermented cod liver oil capsules are a great way to keep your joints (and brain) well lubricated. Not all “fish oil” is created equal but our Fermented Cod Liver Oil is third party tested for purity and heavy metals. Blue Majik is a spirulina extract for healthy joints and inflammation support. Taken together they become a powerhouse for your joints.

Liposomal Vitamin C has numerous health benefits, but it is also anti-inflammatory. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that fights molecules that trigger inflammation. Vitamin C serves a role as a co-factor in collagen synthesis, the main protein in joint tissue and bone health.

Depending on your individual situation our Liposomal Gout-Out, Inflama-relief, Magnesium or one of our IV Therapies could be great fit to alleviating joint issues.

To order any of these products or for help finding them elsewhere email us at info@sparrowclinic.com and we will guide you in the right direction!

3. Upgrade from Ice Packs

Ice is good for swelling and is often used for alleviating joint pain/inflammation but equally important is to follow ice with heat to encourage proper circulation. Without proper circulation adequate blood flow does not get to your joints which makes the situation worse.

For those troublesome times of pain, a 10-minute cryotherapy session could push you through without the need for pain medications. A cryotherapy session for pain is also followed with heat.

4. Healing is in Your Blood

A common treatment among pro-athletes, PRP is also an option for every day people. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated from your own blood with nothing added to it so there are no risk factors of an unknown substance being in your body. It contains many healing properties that are vital for healing.

Using a proprietary process, Sparrow concentrates these healing cells in a simple outpatient procedure that takes about an hour with no downtime. Many have avoided surgery and decreased pain from this simple procedure. This should make Platelet-Rich Plasma everyone’s first choice for joint pain.

How Does It Work?

It is simple as this: we draw from your blood, dwindle it down to the plasma, and inject into the area of concern. Little to no downtime.

To schedule a free joint pain consultation call us at 205-319-0056 or email us at info@sparrowclinic.com

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