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Eight Foods That Are Kind To Arthritic Joints

Arthritis causes joints to become swollen and inflamed. Nutrition alone is not a cure-all, but a diet that includes these eight anti-inflammatory foods can help manage inflammation and reduce swelling in arthritic joints.

Delicious foods are one of life’s pleasures. So is the range of motion and active lifestyle that comes with flexible, healthy joints. Sometimes, one pleasure can help to support another.

If you have arthritis, you can help to preserve an active lifestyle by stocking your kitchen with foods that have anti-inflammatory properties. It’s a simple choice you can make to help delay or manage the development of inflamed, swollen joints. By including these foods in your diet, you have a better chance of helping to keep your fingers, ankles, and other joints limber longer. Try eating some or all of the following eight foods on a regular basis. Your joints will thank you.

Adding these foods to your shopping list will enrich the omega acids and antioxidants in your diet. Choose the freshest options you can find to maximize nutrients. You’ll add appealing color and taste to your menu while you fight joint inflammation and protect your quality of life.

When to seek treatment for your arthritis

Arthritis doesn’t have to spell the end of an active life. If you are experiencing worrisome symptoms or persistent pain, the renowned arthritis specialists at Summit Orthopedics can help. We work with you to confirm a diagnosis and develop an appropriate conservative treatment plan. If nonsurgical treatments fail to support your lifestyle goals, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons will consult with you and discuss appropriate surgical options. Summit is home to innovative joint replacement options. Our Vadnais Heights Surgery Center is one of only two surgery centers nationally to receive The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

Start your journey to healthier joints. Find your arthritis expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a consultation.

Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MNPlymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.

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