Natural remedies to treat Joint Pain
When joint pains occur, the first solution we think about is a pain reliever and we rely on pain-killers. Joint pain hampers our day to day work and doesn’t allow our body to work properly. Here are the 4 best natural remedies to treat joint pain. Treating it with ice and heat is a good option but now when you are in a hurry, so you think the best way to deal with it is by popping a pain-killer. But if you are concerned about side effects, then you should go natural.
Why Joint Pain occurs?
Joint pain occurs at areas that take the brunt of the body’s weight such as the neck, hips, knees, low back, ankles, and shoulders. Depending on the intensity of your symptoms, you are supposed to treat it that way. Mostly joint pains are ignored and left untreated or on the other hand, people prefer popping painkillers or other medications to cope with the aching.
Some people deal with a sharp pain even if they move an inch adding to inflammation and swelling. This leads to making something as simple as carrying groceries a daunting task, while some may experience the pain every now and then at regular intervals. Pain-killers are not the permanent solution for the treatment and a natural remedy is needed to treat it. These remedies can be a combination of diet changes, exercises, and salt baths.
But you can try natural remedies to get rid of mild joint pains.
1. Epsom salt soak
Epsom salt soaks are the most common remedy for curing joint pains. It’s an easy and convenient way to cure the pain. All you need is a large bowl or a tub filled with warm water in which you can soak the joint area. Add a half cup of Epsom salt and stir it well followed by submerging your sore joints in the liquid. If the joint area is inconvenient to be soaked, then try taking a bath with Epsom salts. Fill a tub with warm water and add about two cups of Epsom salt. It is recommended to soak the joint area for at least 15 minutes.
2. Hot and cold therapy!
Another easiest remedy to cure your joint pains is hot and cold packs. While warm and long baths or showers (recommended in the morning) helps to ease the stiffness in your joints, cold treatments prove to be the best for relieving the joint pain as well as swelling and inflammation
It is a well known and an ancient Chinese medical treatment that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on your body. This helps to reroute energies and restore balance in your body. It is believed that acupuncture has the ability to reduce arthritis pain.
4. Final take is Exercise and Weight Loss (If appropriate!)
Those extra pounds put unnecessary strain on your joints and bones. While all the above mentioned remedies are definitely going to relieve your pain, but won’t benefit you for the long run. You need a better solution to cure joint pains if you are not suffering from any bone disease.
Exercising should be included in your daily routine as much as possible. At least a 15-mins workout can help you to treat stiff muscles which worsen conditions for the people who are suffering from arthritis. Exercising regularly can help you strengthen and stretch the affected joints by improving circulation and reducing pain.
A healthy diet, proper routine, and some exercise can help you, in the long run, to fight with joint pains.
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