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Eat Healthy - Reduce Swelling

Eat Healthy - Reduce Swelling

Pain, stiffness, limited range of motion, and localized inflammation are the primary symptoms of knee osteoarthritis.  Changing your diet can have a profound effect on how your arthritic knees feel.  It has been well documented that losing weight will reduce pain and make a big difference on how well your knees function.  But what many people are unaware of, is that the type of food you eat can actually reduce swelling.  No drugs, no injections, no surgery….just change your eating habits.

This series of blog posts will examine what foods you should be eating to help reduce swelling.  No surprises here, you’ll notice these foods will help you lose weight as well.   Change your diet and you may be able to reduce your trips to the pharmacy and postpone surgery.  This is an aspect of your treatment program that is completely in your control.