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Joint Pain

Joint Pain
What Is Joint Pain?

Pain in the joints causes discomfort, pain or inflammation in any part of the joint which may include the bones, muscles and ligaments. If not taken care of, joint pains can adversely affect the individual’s health and lead to serious bone and joint disorders.

What Triggers Joint Pain?

  • Broken bone
  • Dislocation of a bone
  • Gout
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Rheumatoid disease
  • Rickets
  • Sprains and strains
  • Other diseases such as leukemia, lyme disease and lupus

How Would You Know If You Have Joint Pain ?

  • You shall experience pain in the joints that may be accompanied with swelling
  • Due to excess of pain, you may also get high temperature
  • Fatigue

What Should You Do In case Joint Pain Worsens?

  • Mild joint pain can be easily managed at home with effective natural remedies.
  • However, if the pain persists and the pain is accompanied by joint deformity, sudden swelling or inability to use the joint, you must consult a doctor

What Are The Available Treatment Options?

  • Your doctor will examine you physically. After that, in case of severity he may recommend a few tests.
  • You can use an over the counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen or naproxen sodium.
  • You may also choose to apply ice or package frozen peas on the painful joint for 15-20 minutes a few times a day

Are There Any Natural Remedies For Joint Pain?

You can try these effective natural remedies to ease your symptoms and to speed up your recovery:
1. Turmeric Milk
Ingredients: Turmeric, Milk
Ways to Use:

To a glass of warm milk, add a teaspoon of turmeric powder. You may also add a teaspoon of honey to make it palatable.

Drink it daily for a few days.

2. Lamb Trotters (Paya)
Ingredients: Lamb Trotters (hoofs of goat, buffalo or sheep)
Ways to Use:

It is best recommended to have paya soup or as a vegetable along with additional spices.

3. Epsom Salt (Sendha Namak)
Ingredients: Epsom Salt (Sendha Namak)
Ways to Use:

You can choose to soak yourself in bath water mixed with Epsom salt. You can also take it orally by mixing Epsom salt with equal amounts of lemon juice in warm water and taking 2 teaspoons of it daily.

4. Magnesium Rich Foods
Ingredients: Green leafy vegetables, Spinach, Legumes, Nuts
Ways to Use:

Magnesium rich foods are amongst the most recommended food items for people with joint problems.

You can either choose to add magnesium rich foods (such as legumes, spinach, green leafy vegetables and nuts) to your daily diet or start taking supplements on daily basis.  

So, make sure you do not take these joints for granted. Instead make sure you cut on to those daily habits that maybe harming your joints and bones significantly. However, you can choose to try these natural remedies to get rid of the joint pains as and when needed!

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