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Home Remedies for Joint Pain-

by Dr Vaid Ji on Sep 30, 2023

Home Remedies for Joint Pain-

Joint pain caused by many types of injuries or infections, illness or inflammation. Joint pain also called arthralgia which means inflammation of the joint, which causes pain and sometimes redness, warmth or swelling of the joint. Joint pain refers to aches, discomfort and soreness in any of the body’s joints. It is a common complaint.  Arthritis is also a common cause of joint pain; it can also be due to other conditions or factors. Joint allow the bones of your skeleton to move. Joint include- hips, shoulders, elbows, knees. 2 main forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Joint pain can affect your quality of life. Physical discomfort where two or more bones meet to form a joint ranging from mild to disabling joint pain can felt in multiple parts of the body. Weight, age, previous injuries, overuse and other medical conditions can all be

Causes of Joint pain-

  • Gout
  • Bursitis
  • Lupus
  • Certain infectious diseases such as influenza, mumps and hepatitis
  • An injury
  • Chondromalacia of the patella or a breakdown of the cartilage in the kneecap
  • An infection of the bone or joint
  • Overuse of a joint
  • Cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Rickets

Symptoms of Joint pain-

  • Redness or warmth at a joint
  • The area around the joint is swollen, red, tender or warm to the touch
  • Severe joint pain the pain persists for 3 days or more
  • You have a fever but no other signs of the flu
  • The joint is completely immobile

Home Remedies for Joint pain-

  • Lose weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat a healthy and anti- inflammatory diet
  • Use ice and heat therapy
  • Lower your stress levels
  • Turmeric and ginger tea – turmeric and ginger are both anti-inflammatory and it will help with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Cold compressed olive oil massage
  • Make a joint pain relieving rub – take 3-4 buds of garlic, heat them in mustard oil for 3-5 minutes, let the garlic turn brown and your oil is ready apply this oil on the affected area.
  • Epsom salt soak – it is a classic remedy for joint pain is taking a relaxing bath with Epsom salts
  • Anti-inflammatory herbs- herbs like ginger, turmeric and boswellia are great for reducing inflammation throughout the body
  • Aloe Vera contains anti-inflammatory properties it is very beneficial in joint pain. It’s available in many forms such as pills, powder, gel, leaf
  • Eucalyptus – extracts of eucalyptus leaves feature in topical remedies to treat arthritis pain. Eucalyptus essential oils help ease the symptoms of RA