As we age, the most common problem we are likely to face is joint pain. This is the most common problems among elderly. Almost 60% of the world’s population above the age of 35 faces joint problems. There could be number of reasons behind the occurrence of joint pain with the age.
The top issues that lead joint pain are:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Injury affecting the ligaments
The intensity of pain may vary depending on the factor that’s causing it.
However, here are some natural home remedies for joint pain that might work in every type of pain.
Warm Oil Massage
Massaging your joint tenderly can help you relieve joint pain by improving the blood circulation and relieving inflammation. According to recent studies, massaging your knee regularly can help you improve the pain, stiffness, and motion of the joint.
You can massage your knee with warm castor oil, olive oil, mustard oil, and garlic oil etc. While massaging your knee, try to put a gentle pressure on it to relieve pain effectively.
Hot and cold compression
Hot and cold compression alternatively on your knees can help relieve the joint pain effectively. While the hot compression helps in increasing the blood flow and decreasing the pain, the cold compression helps relieving the inflammation and eases the numb areas around the knee.
Keep one compression for 2-3 minutes directly on the affected area and then do the same with the second. Do this for 15 minutes at least to relieve the joint pain.
Turmeric is a natural healer, as it can relieve severe body pains. It contains an active ingredient called curcumin, which possess certain anti-inflammatory properties and anti-oxidation properties.
You can consume turmeric with milk. Here is the procedure to follow:
- Take one glass of milk.
- Put it on stove and add a teaspoon of turmeric in it.
- Add a little honey for taste.
- Let it cool down a bit.
- Drink afterwards
You must consult your doctor before taking this remedy as turmeric can interfere with some of the medications you are already taking.
If your joint pain is followed by redness and swelling, you must not rely only on the natural remedies. In that case, it becomes extremely important to see a doctor so that doctor can figure out the actual cause of joint pain and prescribe you the treatment accordingly.