The Role of Hydration and Joint Pain Treatment
At Longevity Regenerative Institute in OKC, we know that pain is a universal symptom of many medical conditions, which can be debilitating with increased severity in chronic conditions such as arthritis, gout, etc. If you ask Dr. Robinson, he would say that drinking enough water to maintain adequate hydration is vital for keeping the joints lubricated, preventing infections, and keeping the organs functioning properly, among many other functions. Chronic, painful conditions occur due to recurring inflammation, and dehydration is a contributing factor in this relapse.
Dehydration has an Impact on Pain Perception
It is believed that the effectiveness of pain treatment depends on several factors, among which perception of pain cannot be ignored. We at Longevity Regenerative Institute know that pain perception is different from person to person, and depends on factors aside from tissue damage. Research shows that the hydration status of an individual impacts one’s level of pain, and those with poor or reduced hydration tend to perceive pain more sensitively -and for this reason it’s important to stay hydrated when you come in for pain management treatment with Dr. Robinson in OKC.
Hydration And Joint Pain
In addition to pain perception, at Longevity Regenerative Institute, we believe that proper hydration is also key for alleviating and protecting joints from inflammation and pain. The human body is composed of 60 percent of water, which is distributed throughout different tissues; including connective tissues, ligaments, and tendons. In the case of joints, Dr. Robinson says that water acts as a lubricant and clears out the accumulated toxins. If your body is dehydrated because of poor diet or aging, decreased water intake will cause the tissues to be more prone to injury, inflammation, and pain.
When your body’s water reserve is low, our pain management experts here at Longevity Regenerative Institute say that it is forced to absorb water from elsewhere, including the joints, and redistribute it to the vital organs so they can function properly. This redistribution will leave joints dehydrated so that toxins cannot be flushed out, and will lead to inflammation and pain.
The cartilage cushioning the joints is 60 percent water. Its purpose is to reduce friction between joints, working in tandem with synovial fluid, which keeps the cartilage lubricated. If the body is low on water, the cartilage loses its sponginess and shock absorbing properties -putting the joints at risk of damage.
Effectiveness of Pain Relieving Procedures and Hydration
Hydration not only keeps yourself free from pain and inflammation; it also increases the effectiveness of the pain management procedures that we perform at Dr. Robinson’s pain management clinic in OKC such as spinal ablation and steroid injections to treat and manage painful, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and gout, are more effective if you’re hydrated -as opposed to a patient with a poor hydration status.
We know at Longevity Regenerative Institute in OKC that hydration can double up the response of pain-relieving procedures. Because the procedure works by reducing inflammation, water acts to flush toxins that are known to cause inflammation. When the toxins are cleared out from the joints, the inflammatory response that causes pain is reduced, and your pain management treatment is more effective.
Maintaining good hydration not only helps to relieve pain and inflammation, it keeps joints healthy and properly functioning. If you are going in for a pain-relieving procedure at Longevity Regenerative Institute, be sure to stay hydrated to have maximum benefits of your pain management treatment.
Longevity Regenerative Institute is a pain management clinic in OKC run by experienced pain and sports management experts, and lead by physician Dr. Robinson. Longevity Regenerative Institute is one of the top rated pain clinics in the area, and it is our goal to get you feeling like yourself again.
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