Get Joint Pain Relief

The Ultimate Guide from Webber Naturals

If you’re experiencing joint pain and stiffness, you’re not alone. According to the Canadian Arthritis Society, 1 in 3 adults reported experiencing joint pain each month. This can limit your mobility, affect professional and social activities, as well as reduce your overall quality of life.

What if there were a natural way to relieve joint pain and put the spring back in your step? Happily, there is!

In this guide to optimal joint pain relief, we look at natural health products as well as low impact exercises that can support joint health whatever your age and activity level.

6 Easy Lower Back Exercises

Pain in the lumbar region can be caused by a wide variety of phenomena, including physical activity, aging, lifestyle, and inflammation. Strengthening the muscles around key joints while also relieving muscle tension and tightness can help prevent back pain.

Wall Squats

The Bridge

Body-Weight Deadlift

Kickback

Single Leg Row

Plank

Exercises for Knee Pain Relief

One of the best ways to prevent knee and other joint pain is to strengthen the muscles around your key joints. By focusing attention to your hamstrings, iliotibial band (the outside of your thigh), and buttocks, you will reduce your body’s need to put force on your joints.

Donkey Kick

Step Up

Side Leg Raises

Walking Lunge

Step Up with Knee Raise

Squat

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Prevent or Reduce Joint Pain

Exercises to Help Prevent Hand Pain

You do everything with your hands. All too often we take our hands for granted unless there is a problem that limits our use of them. By working on the strength and mobility of your hands, you can help keep your hands fit and healthy. Before performing these exercises, you could consider running your hands under warm water to help get them warmed up slightly.

Hand Cupped like the letter C

Let’s “C” It

Make a “C” shape with each hand, returning to an open hand between shapes.

Wide Open Hand then Closed Fist

Hammer & Net

Make a fist with each hand, returning to an open hand between shapes.

Wide Open Hand then First and Second Knuckles Curled

Claw & Paw

Curl your fingers towards your palm, returning to an open hand between shapes.

Thump Stretching to each Finger

5 – 4s Thumb Stretch

One at a time, touch your thumb to the base of each finger.

Flat, Wide Hand then Thumb Curling to Touch Index Finger

Every “Fings” Okay

One at a time, touch each finger to your thumb.

Each Finger on Open Hand Moving to the Next Position

The Centipede

Starting from one end, scissor your fingers together and back, one pair at a time.

Low Impact Aerobics

Exercise doesn’t need to be hard on your body – in fact, it’s best if you can get your muscles and circulatory system working without putting any wear and tear on your joints. Try adding one or some of these ideas to your routine!

  • 1. Ballroom dancing
  • 2. Snowshoeing or skiing
  • 3. Cycling
  1. Ballroom dancing
  2. Snowshoeing or skiing
  3. Cycling
  4. Elliptical or step machine
  5. Hiking
  6. Pilates or yoga
  7. Rowing or kayaking
  8. Strength training
  9. Swimming and water aerobics
  • 4. Elliptical or step machine
  • 5. Hiking
  • 6. Pilates or yoga
  • 7. Rowing or kayaking
  • 8. Strength training
  • 9. Swimming and water aerobics

5 min Warm-Up Routine to Help Reduce Joint Pain

Improve your mobility, prevent injuries, and get your blood pumping by warming up before your workout. Joyce Johnson, ND discusses the importance of a pre-exercise warm-up routine that combines movement with stretching.

Tips on How to
Reduce Joint Pain

Healthy cartilage is comprised of 65–80% water. As we age the cartilage dries out and can cause pain and inflammation in our joints. Dr. Joyce Johnson provides tips on how to decrease pain naturally.

Best Foods for
Healthy Joints

Eating a healthy diet can help nourish your joints, strengthen your bones, and support healing and cartilage repair. Include these foods as part of a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle to help ease the symptoms of arthritis.

Healthy Foods and Supplements

Eating a healthy diet can help nourish your joints, strengthen your bones, and support healing and cartilage repair. Conversely, certain foods (such as refined sugars and some animal products, including red and processed meats) can promote inflammation and may make joint pain and stiffness worse. Including these foods as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle may help ease the symptoms of arthritis:

Oily Fish

Cold water fish such as salmon, mackerel, and herring are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 helps keep inflammation at bay and promotes healthy joint lubrication. Experts recommend eating at least 3–4 ounces of fish, twice a week.

Walnuts, Flax, and Chia Seeds, and Algal Oil

Eating a plant-based diet and still want healthy omega-3 fatty acids? Try seeds, nuts, and algal oil to help support joint health.

Broccoli and Other Cruciferous Vegetables

Broccoli contains a unique compound called sulforaphane that may help slow down, or even prevent, osteoarthritis progression. Broccoli is also a source of nutrients that support bone health such as calcium, vitamin C, and vitamin K.

Green Tea

Packed with polyphenol antioxidants, green tea may help reduce inflammation and slow cartilage destruction. The green tea-derived antioxidant epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) has been shown to inhibit joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis.

Citrus Fruits
Oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and limes are all rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help guard against joint damage by free radicals. Vitamin C is also essential for the healthy production of collagen, the key protein in cartilage and bone.
Beans and Pulses

As a high-fibre source of lean protein (which we need for healthy joint tissue), beans and pulses can help keep blood glucose levels in check. This, in turn, helps keep inflammatory processes under control.

Berries

Blueberries, raspberries, and other brightly coloured fruits all contain antioxidant anthocyanins that can help protect joints and contribute to overall great health.

Pineapple and Papaya

These tropical fruits contain bromelain and papain, two key proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzymes. These enzymes have been shown in clinical studies to help relieve joint pain while supporting digestion and overall health.

Curry Spices

The warming spices, especially turmeric (as a source of curcumin), traditionally used in East Indian cooking can help support joint health by reducing inflammation and promoting circulation.

Garlic, Onions, and Leeks

The allium family of vegetables contains a compound called diallyl disulfide which may inhibit the activity of cartilage-damaging enzymes, thereby helping to support joint health.

Stiff, painful, and aching joints can be the result of aging or injury, as well as wear and tear caused by a physically active lifestyle or repetitive work. Whatever the cause, natural joint care supplements can help promote cartilage repair and healing, and provide increased lubrication for joints, for effective pain relief and improved mobility.

Joint Care Products Comparison Chart

Which one is right for you?
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Which One is Right for You?

Glucosamine SulfateGlucosamine ChondroitinGlucosamine Chondroitin MSMCeladrinNEM®Turmeric Curcumin
Products:
Relieves arthritic joint pain and stiffness
Protects against cartilage and joints
Maintains healthy cartilage and joints
Helps improve joint flexibility and lubrication
Reduces joint inflammation
Muscle and joint recovery from exercise
Provides antioxidant support
Results in 7–10 days
Suitable for vegetarians/vegans✓*
Available In These Formats:
Tablets/Caplets
Capsules
Vegetarian Capsules
Softgels
Liquid

“I LOVE this product, third time buying it and it will never disappoint! I was told I will need knee surgery, started taking these and no knee surgery! Thanks to Webber!”

– Angie Wayboda

“I LOVE this product, third time buying it and it will never disappoint! I was told I will need knee surgery, started taking these and no knee surgery! Thanks to Webber!”

– Angie Wayboda

Osteo Joint Ease® Comparison Chart

Which one is right for you?
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Which One is Right for You?

Osteo Joint Ease With InflamEase and GlucosamineOsteo Joint Ease With InflamEase and Glucosamine, ChondroitinOsteo Joint Ease With InflamEase and Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSMOsteo back pain Relief With InflamEaseOsteo Gout Pain Relief With inflamEase
Products:
Relieves arthritic joint pain and stiffness
Protects against cartilage deterioriation
Maintains healthy cartilage and joints
Helps improve joint flexibility and lubrication
Reduces joint inflammation
Muscle and joint recovery from exercise
Provides antioxidant support
Targeted relief for lower back pain
Targeted relief for gout pain
Suitable for vegetarians/vegans
Easy-swallow caplets
Vegetarian capsules

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Product FAQs

Glucosamine FAQs
  1. What is the source of glucosamine?
    The glucosamine sulfate in Joint Ease products is manufactured using a compound derived from the shells of crabs and shrimps.
  2. Are there any side effects of glucosamine?
    Glucosamine is usually well tolerated. Some sensitive individuals may experience nausea, diarrhea or constipation, heartburn, or increased intestinal gas when taking glucosamine. Taking glucosamine with food can help minimize these effects.
  3. Are there any allergy concerns with glucosamine?
    Glucosamine sulfate is a highly purified ingredient and does not contain allergenic shellfish flesh proteins. Although we are not aware of any allergic reactions to glucosamine sulfate in people with shellfish allergies, individuals with severe allergies should consult their physician before use.
  4. Is glucosamine safe with my medications?
    People taking blood-thinning medication (anticoagulants) or other natural health products with a blood-thinning effect should check with their physician before taking glucosamine. Glucosamine is not recommended for use in pregnancy or while nursing as its effects on a growing child or developing baby are not yet known.
  5. What is the sodium content of Glucosamine sulfate?
    The glucosamine sulfate in Joint Ease products is not a significant source of sodium. A 500 mg capsule, for instance, typically contains around 1 mg of naturally occurring sodium.
  6. What is the potassium content of the Sodium Free Glucosamine Sulfate?
    The glucosamine sulfate in all Joint Ease products contains around 86 mg of potassium per 500 mg capsule.
  7. How long until I feel an improvement?
    While glucosamine gets to work right away to help support joint health, most people feel the greatest benefits when taking glucosamine for at least 4–8 weeks.

 

Chondroitin FAQs
  1. What is the source of chondroitin?
    Chondroitin sulfate is derived from the natural cartilage of animals like cows and chickens. Joint Ease products contain chondroitin sulfate made from bovine (cow) cartilage.
  2. Should I use both glucosamine and chondroitin together?
    Glucosamine and chondroitin work together to help lubricate joints, act as natural shock absorbers, and to support health connective tissue development. Supplementing with a readymade supply of both compounds can help ensure good levels of these two glycosaminoglycans to support all-round joint health.
  3. Are there any side effects of chondroitin?
    Chondroitin sulfate is usually well tolerated. Some sensitive individuals have reported epigastric pain and nausea, as well as diarrhea and constipation.
  4. Are there any allergy concerns with chondroitin?
    Chondroitin sulfate is a highly purified ingredient and does not contain allergenic shellfish proteins. Although we are not aware of any allergic reactions to chondroitin sulfate in people with shellfish allergies, individuals with severe allergies should consult their physician before use.
  5. Is chondroitin safe with my medications?
    There has been some suggestion that chondroitin may have an anticoagulant effect, but clinical trials have not observed such an effect. Anyone taking blood-thinning medication (anticoagulants) or other natural health products with a blood-thinning effect should check with their physician before taking chondroitin.
  6. What is the sodium content of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate?
    Each tablet of Glucosamine (500 mg) and Chondroitin (400 mg) contains 39 mg of sodium and 86 mg of potassium.
  7. How long until I feel an improvement?
    While glucosamine and chondroitin get to work right away to help support joint health, most people feel the greatest benefits when taking these compounds for at least 4–8 weeks.
MSM FAQs
  1. What is the source of MSM?
    Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an odourless and tasteless natural sulphur compound found in all living things. However, although MSM is found in meat, fish, certain fruits, vegetables, and grains, processing destroys this compound, which reduces dietary MSM intake. Webber Naturals uses OptiMSM®, a pure form of MSM with a reputation for being the purest, safest, and most consistent MSM in the world.
  2. Should I use glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM together?
    Glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM work together to help lubricate joints and act as natural shock absorbers. MSM may provide more rapid relief from inflammation-related pain, while all three compounds support recovery from injuries and support healthy connective tissue development.
  3. Are there any side effects of MSM?
    As a natural compound present in many foods, MSM is considered very safe. Side effects are rare, but reports have included diarrhea, skin rash, headache, and fatigue.
  4. Are there any allergy concerns with MSM?
    MSM might cause worsening of allergy symptoms but is usually used to help lower histamine levels and reduce allergy symptoms!
  5. Is MSM safe with my medications?
    There are no known interactions between MSM and any medications.
  6. What is the sodium content of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM?
    Each tablet of Glucosamine (500 mg), Chondroitin (400 mg), and MSM (400 mg) contains 35 mg of sodium and 86 mg of potassium.
  7. Why does it say to avoid taking MSM at bedtime?
    There is some anecdotal evidence that taking a higher dose of MSM before bed may lead to trouble sleeping. However, in clinical studies, insomnia was reported equally by those taking MSM and those taking a placebo, and some people even report that MSM makes them feel sleepy. If you experience sleeplessness when taking MSM at bedtime, it may help to take a higher dose earlier in the day and to minimize your nighttime dose or avoid taking MSM altogether at bedtime.
  8. How long until I feel an improvement?
    Healthy connective tissue relies on a good supply of sulphur, and MSM has been used to support recovery from injury as well as for joint pain relief.

 

NEM FAQs
  1. What is the source of NEM?
    NEM® is Natural Eggshell Membrane. The raw ingredient used in our products is manufactured without harsh chemicals to preserve the natural structure of the membrane.
  2. Are there any side effects of NEM?
    There are no reported side effects of NEM. The safety of NEM has not been confirmed in pregnancy and while nursing.
  3. Are there any allergy concerns with NEM?
    Do not use NEM if you have a known allergy to eggs or egg by-products.
  4. Is NEM safe with my medications?
    There are no known interactions between NEM and medications.
  5. How does NEM support joint health?
    NEM is a source of at least three types of collagen, as well as glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) including dermatan sulfate and chondroitin sulfate, as well as hexosamines, such as glucosamine. NEM helps support the growth, maintenance, repair, and lubrication of joint cartilage.
  6. How long until I feel an improvement?
    Research has shown that individuals with knee osteoarthritis typically experience a reduction in pain and stiffness 7–10 days after beginning to take NEM

 

Turmeric FAQs
  1. What is turmeric?
    Turmeric is a member of the ginger family and is the source of a bright yellow aromatic powder obtained from its rhizome. Turmeric is used for flavouring and colouring in Asian cooking, can be used as a fabric dye, and is a rich source of antioxidant curcuminoids including curcumin.
  2. Are there any allergy concerns with turmeric and curcumin?
    Turmeric may cause allergy in some people, especially in individuals who are allergic to ginger or other members of the Zingiberaceae family.
  3. Is turmeric safe with my medications?
    Theoretically, turmeric may lower blood glucose and have an anticoagulant effect, although these effects have largely been seen in the laboratory and there are few reports of interactions in humans. Anyone who is taking anticoagulant or blood-thinning medications, or who has diabetes, should exercise caution over the use of turmeric/curcumin.
  4. Are there any side effects of turmeric and curcumin?
    Turmeric and curcumin are generally well tolerated. The most common reports of side effects are gastrointestinal and include dyspepsia, diarrhea, distension, gastroesophageal reflux, nausea, and vomiting. Anyone who has gallstones, a bile duct obstruction, stomach ulcers, or excess stomach acid should consult their physician before use.
  5. How long until I feel an improvement?
    Curcumin, when well absorbed, can be fast-acting for relief of pain and inflammation. Studies using highly bioavailable curcumin show that most people experience significant relief from joint pain within 4 weeks, and that curcumin may offer immediate protection against muscle soreness and joint damage from exercise. In other studies, people taking 500 mg of curcumin daily for 12 months experienced significant benefits. However, studies that use poorly absorbed turmeric or curcumin have inconsistent results.
  6. How does turmeric and curcumin support joint health?
    Curcumin helps reduce inflammation and protect against oxidative damage to joint tissues. This compound also helps support cellular metabolism and growth for the maintenance of healthy joints and connective tissue. Curcumin inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory substances and pain-inducing compounds thereby reducing joint stiffness, swelling, and pain. As a natural antioxidant, curcumin also proactively protects against tissue damage neutralizing free radicals.

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