cartilage of animals like sharks, pigs, and cows. Some researchers say that this cartilage-building, pain-relieving duo provides more relief for people with more severe pain from osteoarthritis than it does for people with mild pain.
5. Fish oil
Fish oil has been popular for promoting heart health, but it can also help reduce arthritic foot pain. Studies have shown that the omega-3s in fish oil can reduce pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis. Fish oil supplements are convenient for people who live in areas where fish isn’t readily available, is too expensive, or if the sight of fish makes you gag. Some fish oil supplements can leave a fishy aftertaste, but there are some on the market that mask the taste pretty well.
Foot pain shouldn’t be the reason you miss out on all the great things that spring has to offer. Supplements can provide you with the relief you need to never miss a step. Before you take a supplement, read the label for dosage recommendations and check with your doctor to see if you are at risk for side effects and drug interactions.
Dr. Candace McMillon-Dantley is on a mission to inspire and educate women to health. She is the creator of The Doc Knows, a health and wellness site for women and author of “Woman, Take Off Your Cape”. When she’s not health writing, she is health motivating and educating through presentations on healthy nutrition, self-care, and conditions of the body. Her experiences as a business owner, chiropractor, wife and mom of two resonate with all women. Connect with Dr. Candace on Instagram @drcandace.