Whether you're 23 or 73, you’ll deal with some joint aches and pains at some point. According to a national survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30% of adults over 18 reported having joint pain within the past month. Ouch.
Joint pain has many causes, but it's often a symptom of arthritis, an umbrella term for more than 100 conditions that cause joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation. In young, active guys, arthritis typically shows up because of a old sports injuries, like a dislocated joint or a torn ligament.
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Medications that ward off and slow the progression of joint damage and inflammation are commonly prescribed to decrease pain. However, researchers have found that foods with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties can be effective additions to pain management plans.
Here, two of New York University Langone Medical Center’s top rheumatologists (docs who treat arthritis and other joint diseases) tell us which joint-friendly foods are worth eating—plus, delicious ideas for incorporating them into your daily diet.
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