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Can dehydration cause joint pain

Can dehydration cause joint pain

Most of us know the common signs of dehydration. Excessive thirst, muscle cramps, and lightheadedness are just some of the symptoms that you are inadequately hydrated, but what about the less common effects? When you lack proper fluids, your whole body can see side effects, one of them being your joint. So if you have an issue keeping your H20 levels up and are suffering from joint pain, here’s what you should know.

Higher Chance of Inflammation
A big part of joint pain is persistent inflammation. The majority of your cartilage is water, making it vital that you keep them hydrated. When your body lacks water, your joint health can suffer. Water is needed to flush out toxins and keeps your body working at its best to fight off chronic conditions.

Better Joint Function
Your joints are the point where two bones come together. Think about your joints like the cushioning or sponge of your bones. When hydrated, it moves more freely and with ease than when dry and dehydrated. With proper water intake, your blood volume increases and synovial fluid production is stimulated, keeping your joints lubricated and nutrient-rich blood freely flowing to your joints. Overall, your circulation can improve, and recovery times can shorten.

Though drinking water will not cure your joint pain or arthritis, it can help ease symptoms and improve your overall optimal health.

Stop letting pain hinder your life. Power River Orthopedics & Spine (PROS) is here to help in Gillette, Wyoming. We can evaluate your options, so you can rest assure that you get the best possible outcome and are back to a happy and active life in no time.

Call the PROS at 307.686.1413 or visit www.cchwyo.org/PROS to learn more.

PROS is a Campbell County Medical Group Clinic with Campbell County Health.