Even though joint pain is often caused by aging or injury, there is also another less known reason which is actually vitamin deficiency. The back and joint pain that are caused by physical inactivity can simply be relieved by exercise. However, if a vitamin deficiency is the cause you need to make changes in your diet. According to researchers, vitamin D can cause these two health issues as well as the following:
- 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.