I have a question regarding foods for Achy Joints. I am trying to incorporate Olympic Style lifting into my fitness routine but I am getting some pain in my knees and my wrist after vigorous workouts (heavy squads, heavy cleans bother my wrist). I am 39, male, 5.10, 180 lbs, over a year on Paleo. Are there any foods that can help alleviate these symptoms or even better - strengthen my joints. I do ice my knees and wrist after workout and I am aware about joint supplements which unfortunately do not help.
Wrist pain is VERY common in beginner lifters...it's likely a mobility issue and you will notice in time that it subsides. Check out www.mobilitywod.com for tips on improving your mobility and about icing! Personally, I find that fish oil is a huge help, and obviously avoiding grains which will only flare up inflammation if you are lifting heavy. Keep on lifting :)
If you're really grain free, it may be some foods that are still having an inflammatory effect. I've heard egg yolks and nightshades (tomatoes, eggplant) might be culprits. You might try to eliminate them and see if it helps.
Be sure to balance your fats so that you are getting enough of the O3 fats. Your pains could be from inflammation due to diet or they could just be that your muscle strength is greater than your tendon and ligament strength.