Our chiropractor clinic in Stoke on Trent often treats patients dealing with ailments that are related to inflammation, like bursitis and tendonitis. In many cases, the root cause of these conditions are from overuse of the joint during exercise or repetitive work-related tasks.
One of the best strategies for dealing with these conditions is to reduce the level of inflammation around the affected joint. In this post, our Stoke chiropractor shares some useful strategies for relieving inflammation and the chiropractic treatments which may prove to be the most effective.
Reducing Chronic Inflammation
Eat more anti-inflammatory foods
Certain foods contain compounds which can reduce inflammation, like omega-3 fatty acids. The foods with the highest levels of omega-3’s include fatty fish (salmon and tuna), flax seeds, soybeans, walnuts, and avocado. Foods like blueberries, garlic, olive oil, turmeric, ginger, green tea, grapes, and celery also have anti-inflammatory properties. Including more of these foods in your diet will reduce your overall inflammation levels.
Eat less inflammatory foods
On the flip side, you should aim to eat less foods that trigger inflammation. This includes sugar, alcohol, processed foods, margarine, and fried foods. Foods that contain refined sugars or flours can also increase inflammation levels. This includes white bread, white pasta, and white rice.
Exercise is extremely effective at reducing overall inflammation levels. Aim for between 30 to 45 minutes of aerobic exercise and 20 minutes of weight training at least 5 times a week.
Maintain a healthy weight
Overweight people are more likely to suffer from inflammation. Visiting our chiropractor in Stoke on Trent can be useful here, as they will be able to recommend an effective exercise and diet plan for weight loss.
Reduce your stress levels
Chronic stress has been linked to inflammation levels. Fortunately, there are several ways you can avoid stress including yoga, mindfulness meditation, counselling, and guided imagery.
Get plenty of sleep
The body uses the time you spend sleeping to perform a variety of essential biological functions, including inflammation reduction. Adults should aim for at least 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep each night.
Manual Chiropractic Treatments For Inflammation
Visiting our chiropractor in Stoke on Trent will give you access to additional treatments which are very effective at reducing inflammation levels. There are several approaches available, including:
- Techniques to increase strength and flexibility
Our chiropractor can suggest a range exercises and stretches which improve strength and flexibility in the affected limb. By improving the conditioning of the limb, there will be less strain placed on the joints, reducing inflammation.
- Techniques that improve form
Changes to posture and ergonomics can also reduce the strain placed on joints and lessen inflammation. our chiropractor may also suggest a number of lifestyle adjustments. These changes can alter the mechanical load on the body, reducing inflammation.
- Techniques to increase the body’s resilience to stressors
The body can be made more resilient to the triggers that cause inflammation and exacerbate your condition.
Visiting our chiropractor in Stoke on Trent
When you visit our chiropractor at City Chiropractic in Stoke on Trent for the first time, as with all conditions, take a detailed medical history and perform a thorough physical examination to assess the cause of your aches and pains.
In some cases it may be necessary to refer you to your GP for blood tests or other investigations. In many cases addressing the areas of joint and muscle dysfunction with Chiropractic treatment may reduce the pain and stiffness. Our chiropractors may give you exercise, postural, ergonomic, dietary and general lifestyle advice to help your condition further.
If you are in pain, our chiropractor is here to help. You can call our team to book an appointment at City Chiropractic Clinic by calling 01782 848 184.
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