Joint pain is affecting a large number of people because it can have many causes and it can be the result of various medical conditions. Sometimes it is a symptom of arthritis, other times is caused by bursitis, inflammation of bursa, sacs filled with fluid that are found in the joint area, and other times an injury produces pain in the joint. Treatment for pain in the joint is directly related with the condition that caused it. It is usually based on medication that reduces inflammation and that provides relief from the pain.
Self-diagnosis and self-medication is not recommended and it is always best to consult a physician. If you are not a fan of synthetic drugs, also discuss with your doctor other treatment options, like natural pain remedies. There are many herbs containing anti-inflammatory and pain relieving agents and having a similar action with that of artificial pills.
Joint pain remedies include massage with essential oils. Massage with any oil is good in cases of pain in the joint, but certain oils are known for their analgesic effect. Lavender oil, rosemary oil, chamomile oil and Rumatone Gold oil are used by most of joint pain sufferers. Warm olive oil is also one of the most effective pain remedies. Eucalyptus oil, mixed with menthol and camphor and applied on the aching joints relieves pain and diminishes swelling. Camphor is also good if it is mixed with sunflower oil.
Besides these topical pain remedies, thee are also herbal extracts, infusions or juices that can be taken for obtaining pain alleviation. The number of anti-inflammatory substances that some herbs contain is pretty amazing. One teaspoonful of turmeric added to a cup of milk provides relief from the pain, not only in what concerns joint pain, but also when it comes to other aches in different body parts. You can replace the milk with warm water, if you please, and the mixture should be consumed three times a day. Stinging nettle, boswelia, rosemary or wild yam, they are all herbs containing a few anti-inflammatory substances.
They can either be used separately, or combinations can be made, depending on what works best in your particular case. Willow is also one of the best join pain remedies. It contains, salicin, a substances used for developing the synthetic drug known as aspiring and widely used in joint pain. Sesame seeds contain significant amounts of calcium, magnesium, copper and fatty acids, all of them very important in maintaining a good condition of the joints.
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