Things You Can Do For Bursitis Or Hip Flexor Pain

Things You Can Do For Bursitis Or Hip Flexor Pain

Recently hip pain has come up quite a bit in my practice. It’s one of the things I’ve been suffering. It seems as a fellow human, whatever ‘problem’ I have, I attract. Many practitioners have this experience.

My Hip Pain

Most health providers have the same experience. If we pay attention to our problems, we become better doctors. It’s that simple. A few things I know about discomfort is whether it’s a bursitis hip or hip flexor pain. These simple tools will alleviate 80-90% of your daily pain or range limitation.

If you suffer hip arthritis, you’ll reduce the discomfort and keep your Osteoarthritis from worsening.

 

3 Ways To Relieve Hip Pain

 

Inflammatory Foods and A Bursitis Hip

My favorite food is oatmeal. Well, that’s one of them anyway. It can cause slow digestion and fermentation in the gut. Who would think oats could be inflammatory?  If a food causes you gas, bloating and stomach problems it’s going to inflame tissues. Hip arthritis is inflammatory.

We think of the AIP diet – yuck! Right?  Instead of going anti-inflammatory try to limit these food groups to once or less daily.

Dairy, Starches, and Sugar, to name a few are foods to limit. Some people include nightshades.

hip pain
hip pain

Stretch Out Your Hip Flexor Pain

Many patients, myself included can’t sing enough phrases  for taking time daily to stretch. Not once but two or three times daily. As part of my acupuncture treatment program for hip flexor pain, I recommend a set of 10-minute stretching you can do almost anywhere.

These work for bursitis hip pain too or Osteoarthritis of the hip. Make a point to walk a mile or more daily. If you can do more exercise, including lungs and squats, go for it as they move the circulation and remodel the muscle. Our tissues remodeling creates younger, healthy muscle tone.

Acupuncture Injection Therapy

Prolotherapy or acupuncture injections are part of a great way to handle muscle or joint problems. Don’t take my word for it since millions of Americans use it every year successfully. The injections are natural substances that don’t harm like cortisone shots. Considered painless injections because they use a much smaller needle just like painless acupuncture. Talk to me about this procedure or try our premiere acupuncture treatments.

Several other things are patient-specific. We can customize your treatment plan. Cupping, for instance, helps many people. Regardless if you have bursitis hip, or hip flexor pain it can be treated successfully without drugs or surgery. Hip pain doesn’t need to slow you down.

3 Tips To Keep Your Knees Healthy

3 Tips To Keep Your Knees Healthy

Yesterday I had three new patients all with knee pain. I think summer takes us outside more, don’t you? Whether it’s running around with the kids or going for a run, we do more outside when the weather is beautiful. So here are 3 tips to keep your knees healthy over the summer.

 

3 Tips To Keep Your Knees Healthy

How To Help Your Knees Stay Healthy

 

  1. Improve leg muscle strength and flexibility.

These new patients had one thing in common. They all were stiff in their legs. When I examined them their backs as well were super tight. Whether you exercise at a gym, walk, or need to start, everyone needs to stretch 2-3 times daily. If your hamstrings, Quads, and back are tight it’s hard to keep your knees healthy. that’s where daily stretches come in.

Think back to when you were a child. You rolled around on the floor, darted over to what you want, and did all kinds of kid-inspired twists as you ate, watched TV or danced to the radio.

As we age, we forget to move. I sit on the floor with my legs out in front of me when I wake up. I do it before bed too. Using stairs, I stand on the bottom one with only my toes and flex my feet and ankles.

There are plenty of great books on how to improve your flexibility. In working with patients with the pain, we create a program which includes stretches for the busy person to do daily. Want to end knee pain, be active.

 

Investing In Your Body’s Health

  1. Stand straight and wear good shoes.

I loved my old high heels, but they weren’t the best shoes for my feet, knees, or posture. Most of us have turned in our 6-inch heel for a flatter flattering look. Still, finding a good shoe is an investment. This is where posture comes in too.

Wearing a cheap of low-cost shoe may cause you to stand bent over. This overtime puts your knees into a position that wears on the joints as much as hard labor. Try to stand tall. Push your shoulders back and down. Then walk. If the shoe doesn’t feel comfortable, it’s the wrong one for you. To keep your knees healthy invest in great shoes.

Prevention Is Your Top Goal – Rehabilitation Is Your Optimal Answer To Knee Pain

3. Acupuncture for recovery and prevention.

Most people wait until their knees hurt before seeking any help with the pain. What if you decided to be proactive and get acupuncture regularly?  What if you chose to take care of your body before it gives you trouble? Our knees are important for walking, running, even sitting. Prevention can keep your Knees healthy as you age, exercise or work.

Most of us do this with our mode of transportation.  If you bike or own a car, you likely do regular check-up and tune-ups. It gets costly to have your car break down. There’s the cost when you have to pay for repairs or a new vehicle. Let’s not even mention the time off from work.

You have two options wait until you have knee pain or be proactive and get acupuncture to stay in optimal shape. These 3 tips to keep your knees healthy are all preventive. However, if your knee hurt then begin now to stop the pain with these tools.

Acupuncture Along With Anti-Inflammatory Commotion Salad A Perfect Mix For Pain Relief

Acupuncture Along With Anti-Inflammatory Commotion Salad A Perfect Mix For Pain Relief

Acupuncture and Food

It’s always fun to share my recipe ideas with my acupuncture patients. Food has a significant effect on our health. It can increase pain, and it can help pain. Food and acupuncture are connected.

Why?

You know the saying, ‘You are what you eat.’

If you’re in pain, for instance, or have digestive problems, inflammatory foods can cause more pain and swelling. As I share this recipe for Commotion Salad know that it is healthy and made fresh in your kitchen. It also works for those avoiding inflammatory ingredients.

It’s Paleo, Keto, and Whole30. Of course, you can leave out something if you’re particularly sensitive to it.

Commotion Salad And Acupuncture

I call this recipe Commotion Salad because it creates a commotion in your mouth as the flavor mingle. You’ll enjoy sweetness along with tartness and a myriad of tastes. Because inflammation can slow or even stall your healing it’s great to get acupuncture and know what food with help you have less pain, more balanced hormones, and better sleep. Many patients say our recipes also help with digestion problems! Acupuncture and food are related!

This is for two people.

Acupuncture Along With Anti-Inflammatory Commotion Salad A Perfect Mix For Pain Relief

Ingredients

3-6 cups of romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, spinach, and arugula.

A ¼ cup of diced mango

½ cup of sliced strawberries

1/3 cup of walnut, almond, or pecan slices. You choose!

A ½ cup of carrot. Prepared the way you like it.

4-5 slices [diced] of Italian Genova sausage. You can substitute other sliced meat too.

Olive Oil and balsamic vinegar

Directions

Place lettuce and carrot in a salad bowl.

Top with diced meat and nut slices on top.

Prepare fruit and store in a separate container until ready to eat.

Mix your oil and vinegar in a jar or container and store on the counter. You need a lid on your container.

Does Diet Influence Menopause Timing?

Does Diet Influence Menopause Timing?

Food influences everything, not just our weight. Does diet influence menopause timing? It does, and you can be in control it. Not only when but the symptoms you struggle with or rather don’t experience.

Acupuncture For Menopause

As an acupuncturist, many people think all I do is put tiny sterile needles into people. Nothing is further from the truth. Chinese medical practitioners are often trained in whole body health. I bring into my Littleton practice functional approaches to health as well.

Food, for instance, is part of medicine like acupuncture. In my Littleton office, I often deal with the whole person, especially when it comes to hormones. Acupuncture is excellent at quick relief for hot flashes, weight gain, or night sweats. The cool thing though is when this stop altogether because of different food choices.

Does diet influence menopause timing?  There’s no science I found saying it ‘affects’ the timing though this study at Harvard suggests it does.  However, poor health can bring on the cessation of your mensural cycle in before 45 let’s say.

Acupuncture can help you jump start your cycle and keep it going by stimulating your body chemistry to balance stress, food, and hormones. Besides changing the diet can have health benefits that improve not only hormones but energy, happiness, while decreasing stress.

Acupuncture Is More Than The Needle

As an acupuncturist who is also training in ‘food’ and ‘diet’ from a functional, my goal is to help you sail through menopause at the right time.

Does diet influence menopause timing?  The lack of a well-balanced diet is well studied, and too much fast food, sugar, dairy, or avoidance of protein from animals often are related to wellness.

Diet and Menopause Connect

Let’s state the obvious. Menopause isn’t something to be avoided. The timing of when it occurs should be around 49 to 52. When it occurs earlier, we have to ask does diet influence menopause timing in this person?  It means doing a few tests to confirm the patient’s health. It then becomes a choice of how to deal with it through acupuncture, diet, and supplements.

Now the question.

 

Does Diet Influence Menopause Timing?