Many people suffer from diseases or conditions that cause chronic and daily pain from the inflammation they cause. Arthritis, tendinitis, Crohn’s disease, spondylitis, are just a few chronic conditions that include painful inflammation. Of course, managing pain and inflammation is best done conservatively. Many people have had success in alleviating their chronic inflammation by incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into their pain management routine. There are a number of foods that suppress overactive inflammatory responses in the body. Adding these foods into your diet while following the advice of your physiatrist may help with inflammation.
This spice is often found in Indian food and has a plethora of inflammation fighting agents. If you don’t like the flavor of turmeric, supplements are available due to the great success many have in managing their pain and inflammation with this in their diet.
Fruits and vegetables are rich in the antioxidants vitamin A, C, and K, restore cellular health, as well as anti-inflammatory regulator cells. Generally, the greener the vegetable, the more anti-oxidant rich.
The deep color of beets also indicates antioxidant richness. Betalin doesn’t only give beets their red color, but fights inflammation as well.
Quercetin is a flavanoid, which is a natural chemical found in our bodies. It’s primary purpose is to regulate inflammation and may be lacking in bodies that have a high inflammatory response due to chronic conditions or diseases.
Though it’s not a food you may typically eat, studies show that Bok Choy leaves are full of over 70 different antioxidants that can help fight inflammation.
Omega-3s are hard to come by, but salmon is a great source for these fatty acids. Omega-3 is particularly potent in fighting inflammation and it has been proven that proper amounts of Omega-3 prevents inflammation related diseases like heart disease and arthritis.
These nuts are another good form of Omega-3. They also contain Manganese, a rare but efficient nutrient when it comes to combating inflammation.
Chia Seeds are known for a variety of health benefits. They offer both Omega-3 and Omega-6 for inflammation fighting. The best part is they are tasteless. Just hydrate the seeds and add them to any food for an easy incorporation of nutrients. You can even drink them straight in your cup of water or any drink.
Olive oil is packed with polyphenols, which provide both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. You can easily incorporate Extra Virgin Olive Oil into your cooking. The monosaturated fats found in EVOO provide a number of health benefits, including reducing cholesterol and reducing risk of heart disease.
Garlic and Onions
Garlic and Onions are parts of a category of foods called short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides, which leave good bacteria in our gut after digestion that can help reduce inflammation.
Dr. Leon E. Popovitz and Dr. Michael Y. Mizhiritsky and their team of orthopedists and pain management specialists help patients manage chronic pain from inflammation. The specialists at NYBJ can help you through every step of pain management, and have years of experience helping patients with inflammatory conditions take back their life. Dr. Allyson Augusta Shrikhande has a nation-wide reputation for helping women deal with chronic and rare pelvic pain conditions. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.