Joints are the connection between your bones that allow you to move. The pain one feels while trying to move joints is called joint pain.The condition is very common in adults with knees as the majorly affected part. Joint pain is mostly caused due to internal swelling which causes pain when one tries to move.
The problem may also manifest in youngsters due to various problems such as sprain, rheumatoid arthritis, strain or any injury. But the pain can be relieved by various home remedies.
10 Effective Home Remedies for Joint Pain
One of the best remedies for pain is Eucalyptus oil. Take a little Eucalyptus oil and massage it over the affected area for few minutes. The idea is not to apply oil but to let it get into the skin with massage. Thus, add a little effort on rubbing the affected area with oil.
You can also use heating effect for easy penetration of oil. For this, dip a towel in hot water and twist it to drain all the water it soaked. The towel would now be a little wet and would have captured the heat of water. Use the towel to cover pain affected area that you just oiled. The oil easily penetrates deep inside skin reaching muscles and joints. It then reduces swelling and releases toxins from muscles, relieving you from pain.
Those who have joint pain because all the lubricant in joints has been used up, can try tamarind for relief. Soak tamarind seeds in water for 2 days and then squeeze them to get excess water out. Peel off the outer skin of seeds to obtain a yellowish surface and grind them.
Allow the ground material to dry for a day, followed by re grinding for about 5 minutes to obtain a brownish colour. Mix the powder with equal amount of candy sugar and have it daily. The recipe naturally produces lubricant at joints helping easy movement. For best results, have it regularly atleast for 3 months. And yes! Store it in a cool and dry place.
Pain in joints may be due to increase in uric acid level (the medical condition is called gout). Lemon juice works well to flush out excess uric acid from body. Simply, squeeze 1 or 2 lemons in a class of cold water and have it empty stomach in morning. Lemon in the juice would work upon kidneys causing them to clean the system flushing out excess uric acid.
Turmeric is known for it’s curing properties and is widely used. It has anti-inflammatory properties that allows it to cure joint pain due to inflammation. Turmeric can be added in daily meals (curries) to enjoy the benefits.
Though for better results you should consume turmeric in good quantity. For this, you can have 2-3 teaspoons of it mixed in hot water, three times a day.
If you are highly overweight, then the pain in your joints (mainly knees) can be a result of your excess weight. Your legs carry your body when you stand or walk and in case of obesity, joints suffer from excess pressure due to heavy body.
This pressure changes into pain with time. To control the condition, it is important for you to loose weight. This can be achieved by working out e.g jogging in morning, yoga, or anything you like. Also, avoid fatty food! You certainly don’t want the fat to increase.
Carrot juice is good to help get rid of joint pain. Any damage to ligaments causes pain in joints while movement. Carrot has an extremely beneficial property of improving ligament strength. The juice should be consumed daily for best results.
Along with the relief, it adds various other benefits to your body. Hence, never miss a carrot juice! If you are too lazy to juice out carrots, you can always have them raw.
Garlic is used in various dishes to add flavour. It can also be used to get rid of joint pain by virtue of it’s anti-inflammatory properties. As eating raw garlic is not easy, it can be added in good quantity in meals. It would not only make food tastier, but also work to get you relieved from the pain.
It’s anti-inflammatory property helps the muscles near joints to regain their normal position. Also, it helps in removing toxins from body. Excessive toxic trances in body increase joint pain and it is important to get them out. Garlic performs the desired function of getting all the toxins out of the body.
Ice is a good option to reduce swelling. People usually use ice packs over injured swollen parts to get the skin back in place. Similarly, ice can be used to reduce swelling of muscles. For this, take ice cubes from your refrigerator and wrap them in a cloth.
Use the cloth over affected area for about 15 minutes. Ice pack can be used after every hour to relieve the pain. But make sure not to use ice directly or you’ll end up hurting yourself.
Exercising is important to keep the joints in motion. Sitting idle in pain would only worsen the condition. Keep yourself in motion! Atleast go for a walk everyday. Exercise may range from simple movement to cycling or swimming depending on the intensity of your pain.
Do not overdo the work, it should be sufficient enough to allow a little motion so that the joints do not jam. If you have extreme pain in knee joints then please, don’t try cycling. Rather you can go for a small light walk or do some slight knee movement while sitting.
Over build up of calcium around bones causes stiffness and restricts joint movement causing pain. Vinegar helps in reducing this pile up of calcium, making joints moveable. Also, vinegar is a good agent to let the toxins get out of your body. It absorbs toxins and shows them a way out of your body.
For this, you must have atleast 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar before meals. For easy consumption, you ca mix the vinegar in a glass of water and add honey for taste. Have it before your breakfast, lunch, dinner and you’ll surely see the change.
If you are not comfortable in drinking vinegar, you can use it as an ointment. For this, mix apple cider vinegar with coconut oil in 2:1 ratio and apply the mixture over affected areas. Vinegar would seep inside your skin and reach the muscles where it would work to reduce inflammation.
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