Anti-inflammatory Capsules

Written by Serena Berger
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After a hard workout, you may find that your joints are sore and somewhat inflamed. While it could be that you overworked yourself, the inflammation may also be a sign of a long term problem. Osteoarthritis can result from repeated trauma to the joints, as well as from the cartilage wearing thin over time.

If you speak with your physician about joint pain, he may prescribe you medication to reduce the swelling and discomfort. You could take aspirin or ibuprofen without a prescription, but a doctor will be able to give you stronger medication, such as an anti-inflammatory drug. The downside these, particularly non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, is that they can result in side effects that affect the gastro-intestinal tract.

Nutritional Supplements as an Alternative Course of Treatment

If the swelling was a single occurrence, you may not have reason to search for other forms of treatment, such as nutritional supplements. If, however, you find that the swelling and pain continue beyond an isolated event, you may want to look at natural supplements, such as glucosamine and chondroitin, which may be able to promote healthier joints. Since these products are not regulated by a medical organization, you should talk with your doctor so that you fully understand the potential benefits of these supplements.

The important thing to realize about nutritional supplements such as anti-inflammatory capsules is that their effects are not instantaneous. You may have to take them for a few months before you feel any difference. Fortunately, the cost of these capsules is very low, so there is not much downside to you if you decide to give them time to do their work.


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