Joint pain is one of the symptoms of arthritis. It affects one or more joints. It can be caused due to various types of injuries or conditions. Joint pain can also be caused by the inflammation of the bursae known as bursitis. The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad, bony parts, allowing free movement of muscles and tendons over the bone.
Causes of Arthritis Many are of a view that living in damp, cold climate increases the possibility of becoming afflicted with this very painful and debilitating condition. It can also be caused by bad fall, a severe jolt or the trauma of an accident.
The varieties of other factors that cause arthritis are:
- Joint Instability: Severe or recurrent joint injury from heavy physical activity, excess overweight-excessive body weight, exercise activities such as long-distance running, basketball, etc. performed over many years will result in the development of arthritis.
- Hormonal Factors: Higher proportion of women suffers from this disease as compare to men due to the hormonal changes that take place during the menopause.
- Environmental Factors: Like some are of the view that damp conditions increases the possibility of arthritis.
- Psychological Factors: like stress that disturbs the body’s hormonal balance and makes the immune system weak.
- Food Allergy: A diet rich in animal products, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and wheat.
- Nutrient Deficiency: Calcium, magnesium, manganese, protein and essential fatty acids.
Home Remedies for Joint Pain 1. One of the best home remedies is to massage warm olive oil into the area with the joint pain. This helps to stop bursitis pain from recurring. 2. Adding lavender oil drops to your bath water can also help keep spasms of joint pain at bay. 3. Using a poultice may also help; try moistening freshly grated horseradish, place it in a small, porous bag, and place it over the area afflicted by joint pain. 4. Boil 1 tsp. of cayenne pepper and one cup of apple cider vinegar, soak a rag in the mixture, and place it on the affected area. 5. One proven remedy may not sound that tasty, but may be worth a try. Grate a potato and soak it overnight in a cup of water. The next day, strain the potato and drink the liquid. You should drink this oncee a day for the best results and to prevent the bursitis from returning. 6. Vitamin deficiencies can contribute to the organs swelling, so take some extra vitamin C or vitamin B12. You can get a lot of the vitamins you need by eating salads. 7. If you suffer often from bursitis, you should mix water with honey and apple cider vinegar to drink daily as well. 8. Try taking a warm bath. Whether you're afflicted by joint pain or not, this is always a good way to help you relax your muscles and give your body an opportunity to heal and de-stress. 9. Therapeutic massage oils are available that penetrate deep down into the joint. If you are unable to find these oils, baby oil will work, but nowhere near so well. 10. Finally, you can also take an all natural anti-inflammatory supplement such as Celadrin to lessen the inflammation and to ease some of the pain.
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