Joint Pain Remedies The Natural Way

Joint Pain Can Range From Mildly Irritating To Debilitating

Joint Pain Remedies The Natural WayJoint pain is inextricably linked due to the effects of malnutrition on the body. Treating joint pain is unique because most forms of joint pain are caused, to some extent, by inflammation in the body. Some of the major causes of joint pain are an injury; tear due to aging, or due to some other health problems.

Joint pain is associated with the poor physical function in knee osteoarthritis. Joint pain can be caused by injury or disease of the joint or adjacent tissues. Joint pain can be caused by injury or disease affecting any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the joint.Knee pain was the most common complaint, followed by shoulder and hip pain, but joint pain can affect any part of your body, from your ankles and feet to your shoulders and hands.

Joint Pain

Joints form the connections between bones. They provide support and help you move. Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and cause a lot of pain.

Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries. Joint pain is extremely common. In one national survey, about one-third of adults reported having joint pain within the past 30 days. Knee pain was the most common complaint, followed by shoulder and hip pain, but joint pain can affect any part of your body, from your ankles and feet to your shoulders and hands. As you get older, painful joints become increasingly more common.

Joint pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating. It may go away after a few weeks (acute), or last for several weeks or months (chronic). Even short-term pain and swelling in the joints can affect your quality of life. Whatever the cause of joint pain, you can usually manage it with medication, physical therapy, or alternative treatments. Read more here.

Once the causes of joint pain are been established, there are a wide variety of conventional treatment options available to alleviate the symptoms of joint pain.

Can I Reduce My Joint Pain Naturally?

A lot of people ask me this, especially since the popular arthritis drugs valdecoxib and rofecoxib were pulled from the market in 2004 and 2005. The FDA has since strengthened warnings on related nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), noting that long-term use may increase your risk of stroke, heart attack, and gastrointestinal bleeding.There are several natural supplements that, in my experience, can ease joint pain as well as these drugs, without their risks. I think it’s reasonable to try natural remedies first, or take them along with your NSAIDs to improve pain relief, which may help keep your NSAID dose as low as possible, cutting the risk of side effects. Ask your doctor about adding one or more of these to your pain-relief regimen. Keep in mind that natural remedies are slower than drugs–give them at least 8 weeks to work.
Lab tests on cancer cells show that this herbal mix inhibits the COX-2 enzyme that triggers joint inflammation. Some NSAIDs, such as celecoxib, also target this enzyme.

Dose: Follow the package instructions. If you already take NSAIDs for your pain, I recommend this regimen: Take Zyflamend at half the recommended dose along with your prescribed medication; after 1 month, cut your NSAID dose in half and increase Zyflamend to full dosage; a month later, drop your NSAID and see if your symptoms are controlled. If your pain returns, you may need to resume taking your NSAID again. See more here.

While most cases are attributed to wrong posture, weak bones, or lack of nutrients, many other instances of joint pain are the result of some injury or other medical conditions like rheumatism, arthritis, and osteoarthritis among others.

6 Natural Remedies for Bone and Joint Pain

If you’re one of the millions of adults who relies on taking pain-killers such as Aspirin frequently to help manage ongoing joint or bone pains, you’ve come to the right place to learn about safer alternatives to taking these drugs. Whether you feel it in your low back, shoulder, knees or elsewhere, a number of natural remedies have been shown to help relieve symptoms of joint pain— including stiffness, reduced range of motion and difficulty walking.

1. Epsom Salt Soak

A classic remedy for any muscle or joint ache is taking a relaxing bath with Epsom Salts. High in magnesium and sulfates, Epsom salts are easily absorbed through the skin to provide quick relief as they lower inflammation, reduce muscle spasms and relax tense areas. (05) Add two cups of salts to warm bathwater and soak for at least twenty minutes. Alternatively, Epsom Salts can be used in a compress to apply directly to the skin. Simply dilute two cups into one gallon of water then soak your towel for several minutes to absorb the solution.

2.Hot and Cold Packs

For immediate joint pain relief, rest the painful area and try a hot-and-cold approach to managing pain. Apply a hot therapeutic gel pack to the affected area for twenty minutes. Immediately follow up with a cold ice pack for another twenty minutes. If you can’t stand the severity of ice, let it thaw out while you are applying heat. Even a mildy-chilled pack will help bring relief to a stiff area. Try to apply ice or heat every day is possible, aiming for at least 15 minutes. Keep the area elevated if swelling is bad to reduce fluid retention. Check more here.

Joint Pain Can Happen Anywhere

Joint pain can be aggravated by motion, pressure, or weight-bearing resistance with activity. Joint pain can be associated with local warmth, swelling, and tenderness. Although not all these causes of joint pain can be cured, they can be treated.

Some cases that joint pain can be enough to alter a person’s day to day movements. Taking a quick step to addressing any form of joint pain will make you avoid the risk of developing possible complications, call us here: (619) 831-8777. There are many common denominators for treatment, addressing joint pain will depend on the cause.

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Author: Allison Yardley

Allison has 6 years in practice as a Chiropractor's Assistant and is a licensed Massage Therapist who writes for numerous blogs online. Feel free to comment or ask questions regarding any of Alley's blog posts.

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