Menopause Symptoms: Joint Pain

by Laura Ramirez on October 18, 2011

When it comes to menopause symptoms, joint pain ranks high in the list of what can make a woman feel really old and fragile. Having menopausal arthritis is typically associated with aging. At the onset of menopause, it is most probably caused by fluctuating hormone levels, as lowered estrogen can bring about pain in the smallest joints, even fingers

 

Beyond the embarrassment it causes, however, the very real issues of immobility, pain, and bodily pain and discomfort must first be addressed before things get worse. There are plenty of natural and doable ways to alleviate most menopause symptoms, joint pain being one of them.

 

Bear in mind that during menopause, the drop of estrogen significantly increases the chance of muscle and joint inflammation. Strain, daily wear and tear, and physical injuries can aggravate already fragile joints. Try your best to avoid putting unnecessary strain on your joints and muscles. Don’t be afraid to ask for help lifting objects around the house, at the supermarket, and elsewhere.

 

As you grow older, regular and proper exercise is a must. (Of course, it’s better still to make this a life long habit when you are young.) Being in good physical condition means knowing how to properly warm up before any strenuous activity so as not to shock the joints. (If you are a child of the sixties and seventies and were trained to bounced when stretching stop immediately because this is no longer a recommended practice because bouncing can cause a muscle pull.) Pay attention to any previous injuries that may not have healed entirely. When in doubt, always consult a physical therapist and get checked any sort of muscle or joint pain that does not go away after three days or more. Avoid pushing your body to the limit especially when you’re already feeling pain. A good exercise that strengthens bone and releases tension in joints is yoga. Make sure to drink plenty of water before, during and after you exercise to help flush toxins from the body which is also relieve pain and inflammation.

 

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Menopause symptoms: joint pain can be relieved through holistic remedies and exercises such as yoga.

General physical decline can also serve as culprit to arthritis-like menopause symptoms: joint pain can easily be caused by allergies or sudden sensitivity to certain kinds of food, for instance.  As a person ages, digestion becomes more difficult. A healthy diet, therefore, should be a top priority because your body needs more nutrients than ever before to repair itself. Some of the most common types of food which can bring about allergy attacks include eggs, nuts, and dairy products. Consult a doctor right away you suspect that your joint aches have something to do with your diet.

 

An ounce of prevention is still worth a pound of cure, especially regarding the subject of bones, muscles, and joints. It is never too early to take dietary supplements containing natural ingredients to help keep menopause symptoms, joint pain, and other health concerns at bay. Choose ingredients that provide overall relief from pain, stiffness, and fatigue of the joints and muscles. Even those with sports injuries can benefit from a homeopathic formulation because it is non-addicting and does not have any side effects. Prepared tinctures and tablets are best for convenient daily dosages. The best ingredients to look for when choosing a prepared remedy for joint pain includes arnica, which addresses overall tissue, bone, joint, and cartilage health. Other effective homeopathic components are dulcamara for relief from joint pain and swelling caused by cold weather, bryonia which addresses stabbing hot stabbing pain in the muscles and joints, berberis for deep sharp pain that radiates to the arms and legs, and rhus tox to relieve cramps, sprains and strains. It is best to take these ingredients in a single formulation that is designed specifically to treat menopause symptoms: joint pain.

 

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