Joint pain is also known as “Arthralgia’’. Any injury or disease of the joints which affects the surrounding tissues, ligaments, tendons and bones can result in the problem of joint pain. Further, it is caused by factors such as arthritis, broken bone, dislocation of the bone, fibromyalgia, gout, rickets, tendonitis, bursitis and lupus.
Symptoms of this problem include inflammation, joint stiffness, muscle cramps and difficulty in the movement of the affected joints. Various types of natural remedies can be used in the treatment of joint pain. A doctor should be consulted if the problem of joint pain continues to persist for a long period of time.
10 Natural Cures For Joint Pain
Pectin is extracted from ripe fruits. Pectin (2 teaspoons) can be mixed with grape juice (half cup) and consumed several times in a day for a period of 5 to 6 weeks to relieve the pain resulting from arthritis. A smoothie can be prepared by mixing pectin (4 tablespoons), tart cherry juice (1/4th cup), unsweetened grape juice (1/4th cup), strawberries (half cup), sour cherries (half cup), banana (half) and maple syrup (2 tablespoons) and consumed on a regular basis to reduce stiffness and inflammation.
Vitamin C is essential for the body to produce collagen which can protect the joints from damage. Intake of vitamin D can prevent the growth of arthritis. Vitamin B6 can reduce the severity of joint pain caused by dislocation of the bone. These vitamins can be found in chicken, pork, avocado, fortified milk, cantaloupe and citrus fruits.
Application of an ice pack can help in reducing the swelling and pain. An ice pack made by wrapping ice cubes in a small towel can be placed on the affected joints. Another alternative is to place a plastic bag containing frozen peas. This ice pack should be kept for a minimum period of 15 to 20 minutes.
Cayenne pepper contains “Capsaicin’’. The analgesic properties of capsaicin can help in curing the chronic joint pain and related symptoms. A natural ointment created by mixing boiled cayenne pepper pulp (2 tablespoons), cocoa powder (1 tablespoon) and coconut oil (1/4th cup) can be used to massage the affected areas to obtain the desired results. This ointment should be used on a daily basis.
Turmeric contains curcumin which has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Turmeric powder can be mixed with ginger juice to prepare a paste. An individual can rub this paste on the affected areas to deal with the pain and stiffness. A combination of turmeric powder and bromelain (pineapple stem extract) can be consumed on a regular basis to relieve the joint pain resulting from gout, fibromyalgia and arthritis. However, an individual taking blood thinning medicines should not consume this combination. Turmeric powder (half teaspoon) can also be taken with a glass of warm water/milk before sleeping. Food items containing turmeric should be included in the daily diet.
A water bag/bottle filled with hot water can be placed on the affected joints for 20 to 30 minutes to reduce the pain and stiffness. An individual can also soak a towel in hot water and place it on the painful areas for 10 to 15 minutes to obtain the desired results. This process should be repeated multiple times in a day. Hot water containing black salt can be poured on the affected areas to get relief.
The anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera can help in treating the joint pain resulting from osteoporosis, lupus, arthritis and gout. Further, it can increase the growth of new cells and repair the damaged tissues. Drinking aloe vera juice (half cup) on a regular basis can improve the mobility of joints. An individual can rub aloe vera gel on the painful areas to obtain effective results. Applying a mixture of aloe vera gel, coconut milk and wheat germ oil on the affected areas can also provide relief. Another alternative is to apply a combination of aloe vera gel and honey.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids can improve the joint health. This natural remedy can help in blocking the production of the enzymes that may damage the tissues and tendons. Fish and nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Gentle stretching exercises can help in relieving the pain. Rotating legs, arms and wrists on a regular basis can provide relief.
A combination of castor and carrier oil can be used to massage the affected joints on a frequent basis to treat the pain. Applying a mixture of almond and grape seed oil on the affected areas can also provide the desired results.
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