Do you or anyone you know regularly complain about knee pain? After a long day at work, do you suffer from back and joint pains which make you cranky? Are you looking for an effective, natural solution to end your agony? Here are few homely tips and tricks that can help you eradicate these unwanted joint pains.
1 Why do I suffer from joint pain?
First, let’s try to figure out what’s causing your pain. Generally, joint pain is due to:
- Lack of physical movement and exercise.
- Deficiency of calcium, phosphorus, and other vitamins.
- Incorrect posture and sitting habits.
- Drying up of fluid between the joints, or deterioration of the cartilage.
- Seasonal; you feel it more in autumn and chilling winter.
2 Can joint pain be cured permanently?
There is no permanent solution for the pain but there are some remedies to relieve the pain and relax the nerves.
The following offers temporary solutions for joint pain:
Massaging the affected area soothes the pain and helps promote ease of body movements. There are lots of specialized oils with healing properties available to use for massages.
- Mustard oil and combinations
- Plain mustard oil and sunlight
Early morning sunlight provides the body with vitamin D, which helps the bones to absorb calcium. It also helps in healing joint inflammation and preserving the knee cartilage. Mustard oil also heals inflammation and aids in strengthening the bones and joints.
This process should be done early in the morning. Heat the mustard oil and apply to the affected area while still warm. Do not allow it to cool. Go out in the sun and allow your body to absorb the sunlight for 15 minutes. You should see the change soon. Do it regularly to get rid of painful joints and bones.
Mustard oil with ginger
Ginger has both analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Combined with mustard oil, it becomes another effective remedy for joint pains.
Heat mustard oil and add an inch of ginger root, preferably grated. Continue cooking to infuse the ginger in oil, and then apply to the affected area while still warm. This will surely help in alleviating the pain.
Mustard oil with garlic
Mustard oil combined with garlic which has powerful medicinal and antioxidant properties due to its allicin content also provides relief from pain.
Heat a cracked garlic clove in mustard oil. Apply the warm oil to the painful area.
3 Eucalyptus and peppermint oil
Eucalyptus and peppermint oil both have analgesic properties. This combination gives a cooling sensation and can be applied anytime to soothe the pain.
- You will need the following ingredients:
- 20 drops of peppermint oil
- 20 drops of eucalyptus oil
- 40-50 drops of any base oil such as olive oil, coconut oil, or sesame oil
- A small dark colored bottle
Combine all the ingredients in a bottle then keep it in cool and dry place away from sunlight. Apply as needed.
Rubbing sesame oil on painful joints helps alleviate the pain. It is also very helpful in treating arthritis.
4 Foods that cure joint pains naturally
Onion and garlic
The high sulfur content of onion and garlic provides relief of joint pain, inflammation, and swelling. They can be included in your regular diet; however, eating them raw would be more beneficial.
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nature of turmeric provides an excellent remedy for joint pain, and is also very effective in relieving back and knee pain.
Add 2 pinches of turmeric to a glass of warm milk and consume it daily for a few days.
Lemon contains citric acid which helps in removing some toxins which may be causing joint pains.
Drink lemon tea regularly to fight joint problems. You may also drink one lemon juice diluted in a glass of water on an empty stomach. This is also an effective remedy when suffering from joint pains.
Herbs that cure joint pains naturally:
- Piper longum: These roots are used to reinforce the joints and are very helpful in relieving joint pain.
- Cinnamon bark: This helps in reducing the stiffness and swelling.
- Vetiveria zizanoides: This is a very effective herb in treating joint pain problems including gout, arthritis, and other joint pains.
5 Other natural ways to cure joint pain
Take a large amount of Epsom salt and place it on the back of the knee. Hold it by folding your leg. This would relieve you from joint pain.
Put a cup or two of Epsom salt in your bath tub or bucket full of warm water and soak in it for 20-30 minutes. This process would detoxify your body.
Cold and hot compress
Put some ice in muslin cloth and apply it to the painful part. This numbs the area and relieves the pain.
For hot compress, put a hot bag on the affected area. This eases the pain, increases blood flow, and relaxes the nerves and muscles.
Upon waking up early in the morning, drink lots of water, as much as you can. Walk around a little and drink water again if you still can. Then, insert your finger in your mouth, forcing yourself to vomit. This is a cleansing method. This removes all the toxins and cleanses your body which aids in relieving body pains.
There are many natural ways to heal and alleviate joint pain, as we discussed above. You can opt for one or more of those previously mentioned techniques to free yourself from joint pains. Bear in mind that the most important thing to have a healthy body is to maintain correct posture and practice a healthy lifestyle.