Arthralgia or joint pain as known more commonly is an age-old medical condition. It has a range of causes, such as infection, injury, reaction to a medication, illness and most commonly, growing age. Arthritis could be one of the causes, although it is considered to be a different medical condition by MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) as it is marked by inflammation.
There are various ways to cure joint pain which depend on the underlying cause. Right from medication to replacement, joint pain can be cured by invasive as well as non-invasive procedures. One non-invasive way of lessening joint pain is resorting to natural ways. Natural ways have two main benefits; they do not have side effects and there is no invasion required.
Here are 5 natural ways to get relief from joint pains.
Lose Weight - Knee and hip joint pains are two common joint pains and the primary cause which also is a major hindrance in curing the joint pain is weight. A knee or hip joint pain might not get cured, but definitely can draw it down.
Hot & Cold Therapy - The use of this bipolar therapy has advantages on both the sides. Taking long and warm showers/baths in the morning ease the stiffness in the joints. For an effective hot therapy, you could also use electric blankets and heating pads at night. Cold treatments include wrapping ice packs on the affected joint. Although time-consuming, hot and cold therapy is a great way to relieve joint pains.
Acupuncture - Although an invasive medical procedure, acupuncture doesn’t create a wound like other invasive techniques. The needle-inserting ancient Chinese technique to cure ailments is recommended by the WHO for more than 100 medical conditions. Acupuncture is one of the effective ways to relieve joint pain.
Tweaking Diet - Even adjusting your diet could reduce your joint pain and if that comes with a surprise, here is what you should do. Consuming omega-3 fatty acid could lessen joint pain and is found in fish oil supplements. Apart from omega-3, there is another fatty acid which could help reduce joint pain, and it is gamma-linolenic acid. The fatty acid is found in the seeds of certain plants such as hemp, black currants, and borage.
Another content that should be added to food which could reduce joint pain is turmeric. Turmeric contains a chemical called curcumin which has anti-inflammatory properties.
Herbal Supplements - Herbal supplements are a great alternative when it comes to joint pain relief. Bael Wellness Joint Supplement is made from natural ingredients such as organic turmeric curcumin, pepper, green tea, flax seeds, ginger extracts and more. The non-GMO certified, plant-based supplement is 100% vegan that reduces the joint pain without any side effects.