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Natural remedies for joint pain

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Epsom salt soak

This is considered a classic remedy for different types of joint pain. Have a relaxing bath using epsom salts. It contains high levels of magnesium and sulphates. Your skin can easily absorb them when you take a bath. They help you to get quick relief and they also reduce inflammation.

You need to add 2 cups of the salt to warm water and soak yourself for 20 minutes. You can also directly apply Epsom salt on your skin by using in a compress.

Hot and cold packs

If you are having joint pain, and you need immediate relief, you can try both hot and cold packs. There are therapeutic gel packs available which can be heated to make a hot pack and apply to the affected area. You will need to keep it for 20 minutes. And then immediately apply a cold ice pack and keep that pack for 20 more minutes.

Supplements

To get rid of joint pain and to prevent future joint pain, you will need supplements. The most important supplements that you need are calcium, vitamin D, glucosamine and SAMe. Calcium is important because it helps you to keep your bones and joints healthy and strong. Your body cannot produce calcium and so you need to supply is from outside. The leafy greens, almonds, dairy products are some of the good sources of calcium. Vitamin D is essential because without eat, your body will not be able to absorb the necessary calcium. Fish, sunlight and extra best natural sources of vitamin D. Glucosamine is available in cartilage and you can get it naturally by preparing a bone broth. SAMe is important for strong joints and it does so by providing sulfur to cartilage.

Weight loss

This is a long-term strategy which will help you to prevent possible joint pain. If you need to carry extra weight, it puts lots of strain on your joints and bones. Specially, your joints are much more affected if you are overweight or obese. It may result in degeneration. If you can lose just a few pounds, it will help you to eliminate pain and also prevent future possible joint problems.

Exercise

Stiff muscles can result in joint pain in your body. If you exercise regularly, you will not only prevent possible joint pain but will also be able to get relief. Exercise walks because it helps you by strengthening and stretching the affected muscles. By this process, exercise helps you to reduce pain and inflammation. If your muscles and joints are stronger, the possibility of injury in future reduces. Different types of exercises are available and you need to focus on those exercises which will focus on the affected areas.

Change in your diet

If you are having joint pain, it means your diet is also responsible for your problem. And so you will need to make some changes to your existing diet. By changing your diet a little bit, you will be able to prevent possible pain for a longer duration. You need an anti-inflammatory diet to prevent future joint pain and to reduce existing pain and swelling of different tissues around your joints.

Omega-3 fatty acids is a very important element for reduction and prevention of joint pain. This element is available in cold water fish, walnuts and chia seeds. You will also need fresh fruits and vegetables because they contain antioxidants. When you are suffering from joint pain, it is very important to completely eliminate process foods, added sugars and Trans fats. You need to avoid them because they can cause severe inflammation in different parts of your body.

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References

1. Joint Pain Relief Codes
2. Arthritis
3. Natural anti-inflammatory agents for pain relief