Joint pain is most often caused by aging or injuries, and it is not widely known as a possible symptom of some vitamin deficiency. Joint and back pain are often a result of physical inactivity, and it is of vital importance to start exercising regularly to support your overall health. However, the pain might also be due to poor dietary habits.
Researchers have found that vitamin D deficiency often causes joint and back pain, as well as the following symptoms:
- Improper balance
- Muscle pain
- Constant sweating
- Poor sleep
- Mood swings
- Burning and itching sensation in the feet
You can check of you are deficient in this vitamin in a simple way: just press the chest bone and if you feel a painful pressure, you are most likely lacking it.
To optimize its levels, you should expose to sunlight for about 15 minutes every day, and make some dietary changes.
Rich vitamin D sources include egg yolks, mackerel, mushrooms, and tuna.
Consider supplements as well, and choose the ones that contain vitamin D3 and not D2. D3 is the vitamin produced due to the direct sunlight exposure. Moreover, take probiotics to help the digestive system as well.
In a very short time, your painful symptoms will be gone!