The main take away from this short post is to realize joint pain during this hormonal time frame is usually temporary.
Your hormones are all over the place…and the main culprit for the joint pain is the reduction in Estrogen. This is for most of our symptoms actually…who would have thought so much going on with us was hormonal? As women part of you probably already had an inkling! 😉
But the joint pain can seem to have sprung up suddenly for some of us. Sure our sedentary life contributes to almost all things physical…and this is no different. But the extremes of it is due to the decrease in hormone production.
Movement is KEY to softening the discomfort of all sorts of joint pain regardless of the reason…maybe it’s time you really looked into some yoga, tai chi or other gentle forms of moving the body, if it’s been a while. I promise it will only serve you as you get older.
Supplementation or stepping up your diet is also key towards getting relief. There is so much research out there you won’t have far to look. The point is to not setting into feeling lousy when help is really close at hand!
I mentioned vitamin D3 as one supplement that has been helping me, but below is my other mention on how more EFA’s can help ease the discomfort as well. (helps many other health concerns too!)
A Few Healthy Sources of Essential Fatty Acids:
- Oily fish, like mackerel, sardines, tuna, salmon and shellfish
- Chia, Flax and Hemp seeds
- Green leafy vegetables
- Coconut oil
- Wheat Germ
Just because we are getting older doesn’t mean we have to feel like it!! I hope you’ll look into getting some relief for yourself – soon. You will be so glad you did! – Katy