3 Supplements to Help Prevent Joint Pain

Joint pain can make everyday activities much more difficult than they need to be. The winter months can be the worst, with the cold weather, joint pain can be hard to handle.

Glucosamine:

This supplement has two types, hydrochloride and sulfate. Glucosamine is used to keep the cartilage between the joints healthy. Since glucosamine is already in the body naturally, one should consider taking this supplement at an old age as glucosamine levels drop with age.

Omega-3 Oils:

There are two types of Omega-3 fatty acids as well, DHA and EPA, that can help reduce joint inflammation and swelling. This supplement can be extremely useful for symptoms of arthritis.

Chondroitin: 

Again, this substance is found naturally in the body. With increase of age it is important to be sure you have enough or you could experience joint pain. Chondroitin can reduce pain and increase mobility.

If you’re experiencing joint pain, it may be helpful to discuss these supplements with your doctor. Find out if you should be taking these and how much they suggest.

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Dr. Doug Vermillion

Dr. Doug Vermillion, M.D. is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and has completed fellowship training in Adult Reconstructive Surgery/Foot and Ankle Surgery. He also has a strong background in Sports Medicine and this interest has led him to become an experienced cartilage restoration surgeon.

Dr. Daniel Brown

Dr. Daniel Brown, M.D. is a board eligible fellowship trained Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing in Anchorage, Alaska.  Dr. Brown is the newest member to the ORCA team and specializes in all aspects of musculoskeletal care of the pediatric patient from birth through adulthood.

Benjamin Kennah, PA-C

Benjamin Kennah is a certified physician assistant that specializes in orthopedic shoulder, hip and knee replacements while having a diverse background caring for patients. He leads an active lifestyle and is passionate about communicating with patients about the treatment and recovery process.

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