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Joint Pain Relief Natural Remedies That You Can Try At Your Home

Joint pain can be caused by many conditions mild to serious but whatever may be the reason the pain can hinder normal day to day activities if not relieved. There are over the counter pain killing medicines for relieving the pain but these may have some side effects whereas over the counter ointment and creams for pain relief are safer to use.

Joint pain caused due to muscle strain or sprain can be cured by application of pain relieving creams and gels or massage by warm mustard oil. The pain relieving ointments contain ingredient which can break in to the skin and provide warmth and promote blood circulation to help muscles recover from exhaustion while massage with ordinary warm oil too promotes blood flow for similar effects.

For reoccurring joint pain there are many alternate remedies which can be helpful in relieving it and also to reduce its frequency. Consumption of ashwagandha or withania somnifera is very useful in relieving all sorts of pain as it is a natural pain reliever. It is also capable of relieving pain caused due to rheumatic conditions and improves strength and fitness. Ginger has amazing properties of inhibiting secretion of certain hormones which are associated with pain and inflammation, this property of it makes it helpful in relieving reoccurring joint pain too. Consuming a tablespoon of a mixture made by mixing equal parts of lemon juice and carrot juice in the morning on an empty stomach also helps the body in relieving joint pain.

For immediate relief one can make a rubbing mixture of eucalyptus oil, methyl salicylate, camphor and menthol, this mixture can be rubbed on the aching joints for quick relief. Warm apple cider vinegar is also an instant relief remedy, for some people having sensitive skin the application of vinegar can be irritating, in such cases it can be diluted with water before heating. Another useful pain relieving remedy can be made by mixing two parts of olive oil and one part of kerosene oil to form a paste, rubbing this mixture on aching joints can bring instant relief. Massage of the aching joints by warm mixture of camphor oil and sunflower oil also helps. Warm olive oil massage is also helpful in providing immediate relief from joint pain.

Hot and cold compresses can also bring quick relief by improving blood flow and relaxing the muscles and ligaments of the joints. Hot water bath also relieves all sorts of pain in the body. Light exercises like aerobics, swimming, jogging and walking can also be helpful in relieving pain by improving their strength and endurance. Yoga poses like ‘gomukhasana’ is very helpful in relieving joint pain. Breathing exercises in yoga can improve the functioning of cardio-vascular system and oxygenation of the whole body which is helpful in treating all sorts of pain and disorders of the body. Hydrotherapy, TENS and mobilization therapy are also useful methods of relieving joint pain if the pain is persistent and progressive, normally such pains occur due to underlying medical condition like arthritis.

Read about effective Joint Pain Relief supplements. Find how Joint Pain Massage Oil helps to reduce inflammation and pain. Also know useful Home Remedies for Joint Pain.

How you can nip arthritis pain in the bud!

The following are some simple steps you can take to relieve the pain associated with arthritis?

First of all take the prescribed medication the proper way. Do not take more than the advised dosage. Ask your doctor about possible drug interactions. If the medicines don?t seem to be effective, you will probably need to try other types. Different medicines relieve pain via different pathways. Ask your doctor which pain medicine approach is best for your type of arthritis. The subject of medicines for pain can be found in another article.

Rest. Sometimes resting an inflamed joint will help relieve pain a lot.

Apply heat or ice. Depending on the problem, heat or ice may help. Heat is generally better for chronic muscle soreness and spasm whereas ice works better for acute muscle problems as well as primary joint complaints.

Weight loss is advised if weight-bearing joints are involved (low back, hips, knees) and you are overweight.

Exercise strengthens the muscles that protect the joints and improves range of motion. Exercise can also increase endorphin production by the brain and alleviate pain.

Transcutaneous nerve stimulation units (TENS) are small portable electrical devices that block pain signal transmission. These units are safe and easy to use.

Herbal supplements such as boswellia, turmeric, capsaicin, and nutraceuticals such as omega-3 oils and glucosamine/chondroitin may be every effective in relieving pain due to arthritis.

Acupuncture has been shown in multiple controlled studies to be effective for the pain related to osteoarthritis. It also is useful for fibromyalgia.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is another modality that is particularly helpful in fibromyalgia. This uses the power of the mind to help lead the patient to a more pain-free way of thinking. Closely related modalities such as meditation and self-hypnosis are also valuable.

Massage therapy can be useful in situations where there is a lot of muscle spasm and tension.

Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR is a rheumatologist and Director of the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland ( He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and consultant to the National Institutes of Health. For more info: Arthritis Pain Relief

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