Comprehensive pain management specialists may recommend high-quality fish oil as a daily nutritional supplement. Rich in nutrients and Omega 3 fatty acids, fish oil may help to reduce joint pain.
Fish oil is sold over-the-counter (OTC) at pharmacies and health food stores. Typically, pain specialists recommend one or two servings a day of either cod liver oil or krill oil.
In addition to its anti-inflammatory properties, fish oil may help to prevent heart disease. As part of a comprehensive pain management program, however, doctors and therapists recommend Omega 3 fatty acids as a way to decrease inflammation in cartilage cells.
For years, weight lifters and body builders have taken fish oil supplements to increase joint mobility. Ask your doctor if cod liver oil or krill oil can provide you with pain reduction and pain relief.