How to Relieve Joint Pain - Fast and Easy!

Jul 3, 2013

For all those of you who are currently experiencing acute or chronic joint pain, this blog post will cover remedies that you can easily apply in the comfort of your own home. This post includes tips on how to change your diet so as to help your body to fight naturally against inflammation and heal itself.

It is common knowledge that as you get older, the body becomes weaker and, thus, any injury or disease can severely interfere with your freedom of movement and even cause debilitating pain. Medical studies show that a number of conditions have as a primary symptom painful joints, including rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, and arthritis. Joint pain can affect any part of your body; the most common recorded complaints are with shoulder, knee and hip joint pain.

No matter the reason why you are struggling with this type of pain, there are simple and easy homemade remedies you can turn to for immediate relief. Natural pain remedies can be easily found at the grocery store or in your own kitchen if you know what to look for. Keep in mind that your body is capable of restoring and healing itself, and that pumping it with medication is hardly the best treatment path you can take.

  1. The traditional herbal treatment includes using tea made from either dried or fresh stinging nettles and which can be consumed or applied as a topical soak on the painful area. Another way of enjoying the beneficial effects it can have for your health is by taking natural supplements that contain stinging nettles; one such product being I-Live Pain Free.  

  1. An easy to make pectin and grape juice cocktail is bound to reduce your swelling and stiffness. Just mix half a cup of grape juice with 2 tablespoons of pectin, adding as much water as you need, and drink the concoction twice a day about 6 weeks, slowly reducing the intake as you feel the symptoms disappearing.

  1. Capsaicin which is the active ingredient in all cayenne peppers, is known for its amazing healing properties, being highly recommended as a natural arthritis treatment. Specifically, this substance distracts the brain from processing joint pain signals by redirecting attention, and by releasing endorphins in the body. Otherwise, making homemade topical remedies is actually easier than it sounds: you only need to mix 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper powder with a cup of cocoa butter or coconut oil, then apply directly on the affected area.

With regard to the dietary measures you can take in order to further sustain your body's healing process, all you need to remember is that there a direct link between sugar intake, inflammation and joint pain. Instead of resorting to over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pills, just a few adjustments like diversifying your meals to include raw vegetables, more fruit to which you add good sources of protein (fish high in omega 3, turkey, chicken, eggs, soy products, and low fat cottage cheese), will make all the difference in the world. Also, you need to avoid carbohydrates as much as possible; therefore, white bread, cereals with added sugar, potatoes, eggplants, tomatoes and pasta should be found in limited quantities, if at all, on your grocery list.

In the end, the number of ways you can treat sore, stifling joints is really up to how open minded you are to changing your everyday habits and embrace a healthy living.

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