Joint pain may occur due to muscle fatigue and strains. Muscles are responsible for joints to move; the two bones of joint are extended and bend by the contraction and expansion of muscles. Due to any injury, over use, or infection muscles may get swollen or infected which causes pain in the joint.
Useful Natural Remedies
Roots of Ashwagandha are very effective in treating chronic rheumatoid arthritis.
Ginger roots lower the production of prostaglandins and leukotrienes those are responsible for the pain and inflammation in arthritis.
Extracts of the herb Boswelia reduces the inflammation and pain. It eases out the stiffness in joints and helps in improving the blood circulation to the joints.
Massaging properly a mixture of essential oils of Juniper, Lavender, sage, Rosemary, Thyme, garlic with olive oil in the proportion of 1:10 provides quick relief from the joint pains.
Drinking Alfalfa tea is beneficial in treating arthritis.
Rubbing a mixture of sandalwood and vinegar also reduces the pain.
Juice of the herb Guduchi helps in the relief from joint pains.
Taking a mixture of dry Indian Gooseberry with jaggery daily twice is very effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis.
The anti inflammatory property of Garlic makes it very useful in treating arthritis.
Yoga provides many poses and exercises for preventing and curing joint pain. Yoga poses like tada asana, pavanmukta asana, bhujang asana, makar asana etc are very helpful in improving joint functioning and works as good remedy for pain.
Topical application of cayenne cream available as over the counter medicine is very helpful due to its effects as that of NSAID. This cream inhibits the signals of pain to the brain which helps in moving the joint easily.
Vitamin D deficiency means that the body is not able to naturally rebuild cartilage in your joints when it is worn away. This leads to a more rapid development of arthritis. A deficiency of vitamin D can also lead to bone diseases such as osteoporosis and rickets, so it is recommended that young babies are given vitamin D supplements if they are breast fed as breast milk will not provide them with sufficient vitamin D.
Deficiencies of antioxidant vitamins accelerate the development of joint pain in a very different way. Vitamins A, C and E are able to neutralise free radicals in the body that can attack joint tissue and contribute to the symptoms of arthritis. Free radicals also cause other serious diseases such as cancer, so making sure you get enough antioxidant vitamins either in your diet or in supplements is essential.
Vitamin A is found naturally in retinol from dairy products, as well as egg yolks, oily fish and beta-carotene in orange and yellow vegetables. To ingest vitamin C naturally you need to eat citrus fruits, broccoli, peppers or tomatoes. Vitamin E can be gained by eating vegetable oils, wheat germ, nuts, seeds, spinach, and avocado. These vitamins are widely available in vitamin supplements if you think you may not get enough in your diet.
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