Elbow, wrist, knee, shoulder, ankle pain are some of the most common complaints gym goers have. While your training history, previous injuries, genetics, and training style all play a role in your joint health, there are certainly a few steps you can take to protect yourself and your joints.
1) always warm up with resistance bands and light dumbells also known as pre-hab. Make sure you concentrate on getting a full range of motion with crisp form.
2) Fish oil can be your best friend in the battle against painful joints. Omega 3's, EPA's, and DHA's reduce inflammation in joints increasing performance and relieving discomfort.
3)Elbow/knee sleeves/ wrist wraps absolutely protect your joints because they keep them warm while excercising, provide extra reinforcement to your joints, and help reduce temperature changes to your joints while excercising.
3)Kinesiology Tape is a stretchy performance tape that can be cut in many different ways and place around sensitive joints like your shoulders, hips, knees etc to provide pain relief as well as performance enhancement.
Follow some of these steps and you'll notice an improvement in your overall joint health!