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Best Natural Treatment for Joint Pain At Home

Updated on June 19, 2013
Know How to Treat Joint Pain Naturally
Know How to Treat Joint Pain Naturally | Source

Healing Joint Pain

An estimated seventy million Americans are said to be suffering from arthritis. Studies suggest that as many as 50 percent of people above the age of 65 years tend to have clinical signs of arthritis and this number is expected to double by 2030. These figures might send a chill down your spine but there is still a ray of hope. Various researches reveal that if natural treatment is adopted in our everyday lives then living with joint pain becomes easy and in some of the cases one can get complete cure too.

There have been instances where excessive dosage of different kinds of steroids may lead to intestinal ulceration, liver and kidney damage. These medicines also might cause increase in blood pressure and even heart failure. So, it is best to stay away from these as much as possible.

Clinical studies have shown natural supplements can go a long way in strengthening our joints and thereby prevent occurrence of age related arthritis. These supplements can also prove effective in stabilizing and rebuilding cartilage in those patients who have been suffering from chronic arthritis.

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What are the Common Forms of Joint Pain
What are the Common Forms of Joint Pain | Source

Some Common Forms of Joint Pain:

Of all the types, osteoarthritis is said to be the most common. It basically occurs in joints of the hip and knee. Ankles and spines are also affected.

The next is the Rheumatoid arthritis. The prime reason for this form of arthritis is the weak functioning of our immune system. The swelling slowly spreads to bones and cartilage also. It affects the symmetrical joints like for example joints of both the wrists.

The other form is Gout in which uric acid increases and leads to the formation of needle like crystals in the joints. This may lead to extreme pain and is most commonly found in the knees and wrists.

Yet another form of joint pain is pseudogout which occurs due to the deposition of calcium crystals within the joints.

Apart from these there are some other forms like Ankylosing spondylitis- where inflammation of the spine occurs; juvenile arthritis- occurs in children below 16 years of age; psoriatic arthritis- red scaly patches occurs on the skin of the neck, knees and elbows.

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Shea Fruit helps treat joint pain naturally
Shea Fruit helps treat joint pain naturally | Source

Treating Joint Pain Naturally:

Shea fruit: which is very much popular in the cosmetic industry contains an active ingredient which can be used in treating inflammation of the joints. It may lead to reduction in cartilage deterioration too. The extracts are effective in treating not the just the cause but symptoms of joint pain too.

Ginger Root: Ginger should be taken either in your daily diet or else make ginger tea. It helps in reducing the inflammation of the joints.

Use Cayenne Pepper to Get Rid of Joint Pain Naturally
Use Cayenne Pepper to Get Rid of Joint Pain Naturally | Source

Cayenne Pepper: It is known for its hot and spicy taste and now it is considered to be a wonderful ointment for joint pain. You can mix ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper in 1 tbsp of vinegar (preferably apple cider) and add it to warm water and let your foot relax in it for around 20 minutes. Apart from this you can make a paste of cayenne pepper and coconut oil and apply as an ointment on the joints.

Turmeric: Turmeric has been in use in our diet since ages and is widely known for its medicinal properties. An effective ingredient found in turmeric is Curcumin which is known to be anti-inflammatory. Apart from this, it is also considered to be a good antioxidant.

Drink Grape Juice to say goodbye to Joint Pain
Drink Grape Juice to say goodbye to Joint Pain | Source

Grape Juice: It contains an effective ingredient called as anthocyanins which is helpful in reducing inflammation of the joints.

Nettle Leaf: This is a common herb which consists of lots of vitamins and minerals. Apart from treating different kinds of allergies it is also effective in treating arthritis. It is also known to be a good blood cleaner.

Liquorice Root: This works well in treating rheumatoid arthritis and helps in relieving stomach ulcers too.

Use Apple Cider Vinegar to get rid of Joint Pain
Use Apple Cider Vinegar to get rid of Joint Pain | Source

Apple Cider Vinegar: It is anti inflammatory and drinking around 1 teaspoon of vinegar daily as the first thing in the morning is said to be effective in reducing pain.

Cabbage Leaves: Cabbage is known to be anti-inflammatory in nature and it is always good to eat a diet which consists of cabbage leaves. Apart from relieving pain it is also found useful in flushing out the harmful radicals from the body.

Apart from these it is also said that drinking lots of juices, water and milk too help in relieving joint pain. Maintain a healthy diet routine followed by proper exercise works the best in all kinds of joint pain. Acupuncture too has proved to be effective in easing out the pain. Consult a good massage therapist who has prime knowledge on treatment of joint pain.

Get Treated for Joint Pain Naturally
Get Treated for Joint Pain Naturally

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      my mother in law has joint pains, seems to be an old age ailment. Good to know some herbs could heal her pain. Great hub

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      thanks, it always feel good if someone could get some help from what i write. hope she gets back her health

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      Bopi-Cheppu 4 years ago from San Antonio, TX, U.S.A

      younghopes, a positive hub for people suffering with chronic pain. I hope inexpensive natural remedies may provide us as an alternative source to control pain.

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      thanks, you are right we need to use more of natural remedies as they don't have the side effects also

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Really interesting natural remedies. I'd rather go for these than go for modern day drugs. Thanks for sharing Shadaan. Voted up and useful.

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      @rajanjolly, im happy that you regarded it as a useful hub, I have great respect for all your hubs- the way you write and explain is simply brilliant, thanks again

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      TheListLady 4 years ago from New York City

      Thanks for these naural tips. I am having some periodic pain issues. And right now it so happens I have cabbage. So after I finish this I am going to stir fry a bit and sprinkle some turmeric on it. I find natural solutions not only work best but they seem to work on a variety of problems. I also feel better after I do oil pulling.

      Thanks so much for your healthy tips. I am a follower and will keep up with you.

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      Thanks a lot for liking the hub, just like you i too prefer to go ahead with natural cures for most of these daily issues and hence love to read and write them too. Hope the article helps you out

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