A sedentary lifestyle increases joint pain in children and adults. Today, more than ever, people spend most of their lives in front of various electronic devices, and arthritis is one of the results of such a lifestyle. So this problem is only growing.
Types of joint pain
Joint pain can be divided into three separate categories: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and bursitis.
Arthritis is the most common type of joint pain. Arthritis is divided into two categories: rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
The first has to do with conditions in which the immune system attacks the body’s own joint tissues, mistaking them for foreign cells. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common autoimmune disease that affects people.
Osteoarthritis, on the other hand, refers to the breakdown of the cartilage around the joints as a result of wear and tear on the body.
Bursitis is the name given to chronic joint pain caused by inflammation or injury to the bursa. These are fluid-filled sacks that protect the movement of the joints from friction. The shoulder and elbow joints are common victims of this problem and the individual suffers from excruciating pain.
Omega 3 and joint pain
Omega 3, an essential fatty acid that can only be released into the body through the food you eat, is a nutrient that has been shown to reduce inflammation. This is one of the many reasons why it has become so popular in recent years.
But the most important thing that most people don’t tell you is that not all omega-3s are created equal!
Flaxseed oil has become a favorite of athletes and bodybuilders because they often suffer from inflammation around the joints – as a result of improper heating or just wear and tear of the joints.
The new champion that the study welcomed was fish. In particular, cold water oily fish we have to eat more to protect our liver.
Well, the substances that protect our hearts in fish are the same which have been shown to have a significant effect in reducing various types of inflammation. And inflammation naturally causes joint pain.
So now we know that the DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in Omega 3 provides most of the benefits studied. And oily fish is the only source of omega-3 fatty acids that provide significant amounts of DHA.
So eat more fish? Yes and no!
Eating oily fish should be the solution. But now we have to be careful with this fish pollution. The dangers are recognized by government agencies that advise us to choose fish carefully and avoid overeating (the fish itself we want more)!
Personally, I now choose to take fish oil in capsule form after it has been properly filtered to remove this toxin. This is one of the few supplements that actually makes sense to buy! After all, it’s hard to get enough DHA without eating lots of fish.
But buy carefully. Not all fish oil is well filtered. So, make sure manufacturers handle their oil properly, maintain high quality standards – and check DHA levels. Keep in mind that not all fish oils are created equal, just as not all omega-3 fatty acids are created equal.