Joint pain is one of the common problems which occurs in most of the old people and in a large portion of adults. Joint pain is more common in old people as the collagen that builds cartilage in their joints starts to deteriorate which results in pain and inflammation. Joint pain can cause difficulty in walking or standing for a long duration of time, it can also cause uncomfortableness while doing daily activities. A large portion of adults also get joint pain at one or other part of their life, arthritis or having a poor lifestyle can result in the cause of it. Arthritis is one of the main cause of joint pain either it is an old or young age group, arthritis cause pain in joints due to the neurophysiological process that leads to the generation of inflammation and pain. In some cases, overweight can also result in joint pain.

Some common symptoms of joint pain include redness in the areas of joints or inflammation in joints. Joint pain doesn’t sound too achy but it is more uncomfortable than may have hoped, your day to day activities are highly affected by joint pain and it is always advised to take precautions. Different types of symptoms require different types of treatment, arthritis requires different treatment than normal joint pain. Sometimes joint pain is temporary and sometimes it is more severe and chronic, temporary joint pain can be easily removed by using ointments and balms. Chronic joint pain requires medical assistant and diagnosis, it is always suggested to consult a doctor in case of chronic joint pain. Besides taking pills and syrups there are plenty of home remedies which can help you in relieving joint pain and can help to cure it, some of them are given below.

I. Exercise

Exercise-Home-Remedy

It is always difficult to move around when you are suffering from joint pain and it may seem weird to think about doing exercise but exercising can help you in reducing joint pain. Exercising is known to strengthen the muscles and reduce inflammation, you don’t need to go for very highly intense workouts but doing a little bit of stretching and running can help you relieving pain and reducing inflammation.

II. Weight loss

This remedy is only for those who are suffering from overweight, overweight can result in joint pain as the extra weight can put a lot of stress on joints and which finally results in joint pain. Weight loss is not considered to be very easy as it depends on the metabolism of a person but it is not impossible. There are plenty of ways in which you lose weight some of them includes running, exercising and dieting, dieting is not considered to be the best option but you can try it. Exercise daily twice and improve your diet to see the results.

III. Olive oil

Olive oil-Home Remedy

It is believed that massaging your joint areas with olive oil twice a day can help in relieving pain and reducing inflammation. When olive oil is massaged in your skin it gets absorbed, which helps in relieving the pain. You can use other oils too but make sure that they are cold pressed oils.

IV. Diet change

Changing your diet can also help in reducing inflammation and pain. Foods like chia seeds, walnuts, almonds or foods which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids are a great source for reducing inflammation. Vegetables and fruits are known to contain a high quantity of anti-inflammatory properties which can help you cure joint pain. You should stick less with junk food and should consider eating a healthy diet rich in nutrients which helps to reduce inflammation and pain.

V. Supplements

Joints are formed by a specific kind of protein called collagen which keeps our joints and connective tissues strong. Collagen consists of different types of amino acids which together results in the formation of it. Deterioration of collagen is the main cause of joint pain, in order to reduce the joint pain the collagen had to be healed. Supplements such as proteolytic enzymes and essential fatty acids can help in strengthening the collagen. Anti-inflammatory herbs like turmeric and ginger can also help in reducing inflammation and can help in curing joint pain. It is advised to take these supplements daily in order to cure joint pain.

VI. Epsom salt

Epsom salt-Home Remedy

Soaking in Epsom salt can help in aid to cure joint pain, Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate which gets absorbed through the skin and results in a reduction of pain and inflammation. There are different ways in which you can use Epsom salt, you can simply take a bowl of water and add a teaspoon of Epsom salt. Just put the joint area which is injured and it will help in relieving the pain and will reduce inflammation. Another way is you can use Epsom salt to your bathtub and can enjoy a good salt bath while all your joints will relieve the pain.

Summary:-

Joint pain is a very common problem among old people. And these days due to inactivity it is also becoming common in adults. Joint pain is caused by the deterioration of collagen that builds cartilage. Joint pain can be very harmful to your daily life, it not only affects physically challenging activities but also daily activities too. If you are having redness in the areas of joints that is it a sign of joint pain. These symptoms can be easily cured by following the aforementioned remedies. These remedies can also easily resolve temporary joint pain that one can have time to time and it can easily be cured using these remedies. However, chronic joint pain requires immediate medical attention. There are plenty of home remedies that can help you in relieving joint pain and even cure it permanently, some of them include exercising, Epsom salt bath, a diet rich in anti-inflammatory properties, and taking supplements which boosts your collagen strength. Just follow the right diet and precautions and it will help you in curing joint pain.

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Nikunj Sharma

Nikunj Sharma

He is a professional fitness trainer and coach (including professional sports club's fitness trainer/ aerobics and yoga instructor). He has been constantly writing from the past 2 years as an author of fitness instruction ebooks/ manuals and for several online health magazines.