Have you ever had those days where you roll out of bed and every joint in your body aches? Everyone has had one of those days at some point of their life. However, with some cases, the joint pain stays even longer after the rest of your body is has been healed, is warmed up and already moving.
It’s estimated by the CDC that as many as 30% of the adult population in the country suffers from joint pain, and at least 30% suffer from back pain. As you can see, joint pain is a pretty common problem for the adult population, so knowing how to deal with this type of pain is important for just about everyone.
Finding Pain Relief Naturally
Got pain in your joints? Here are some ways that you can relieve the pain naturally:
- Lose Weight — This may sound silly, but did you know that extra weight can place excess strain on your poor joints? Extra weight can actually wear away at the body’s cartilage or damage the connective tissue that is keeping the joint together. Losing weight by doing exercise will reduce the weight and strain on your joints which will allow them to heal properly.
- Sleep More — When you sleep at night, your body repairs any damage that has been done throughout the day from the normal amount of energy you use to excessive amounts when you exercise. If you’re not sleeping enough, then you won’t be able to give your body a chance to have enough time to make those repairs while you rest at night. Get more sleep and give your poor body a chance to heal.
- Massage It –– If you’ve got pain in your joints, why not make an appointment to visit a masseuse to massage the aching area? You don’t want to go full deep tissue, but a gentle massage can help to stimulate blood flow to the area. Ask them use warm peppermint oil to help ease the pain, and use the gentle massage to deal with the swelling. You can also find peppermint and other massage oils at a local store to massage your muscle and joints on your own at home.
- Try Stretching –– A lot of the pain in your joints is caused by exercise, usually when you fail to warm up before and cool down after your workout properly. You may have pulled or stretched something and therefore, it’s important that you stretch before and after working out. It will also ensure that the ligaments and tendons connecting your joints stay in shape. If you’re in pain now, do some gentle stretching to ease the tension around the joints. You can even join a basic yoga class to learn about different poses and the proper stretching techniques.
- Apply Water or Ice — Cryotherapy involves the use of ice to reduce the swelling in your aching joints. Swelling is what is causing the pain, so helping the swelling to go down will stop the pain from bothering you. You can also use hydrotherapy – water treatment. Take a warm bath, or sit in the Jacuzzi with the water jets massaging the aching body part.
- Use Herbal Remedies — You’ll be amazed by how many things Mother Nature has provided to help ease your pain. You’ve got anti-inflammatory foods like garlic, onions, ginger, and turmeric to help reduce swelling, or you’ve got fatty fish like salmon that can actually help to lubricate your joints.
Unfortunately, natural treatments aren’t always 100% effective, so it may be a good idea to turn to a doctor for help if your pain persists. With options like chiropractic treatment and radiofrequency ablation at your disposal, you can find the pain relief you need.
The truth is that many types of pain are going to persist beyond these simple remedies, often caused by health problems like:
- Carpal tunnel joint pain
- Adrenal fatigue
- and many more problems…
If you find yourself dealing with joint pain caused by any of the above things, natural remedies may not be enough to provide relief. You need to get the health problems diagnosed first, and then seek counsel from your doctor to deal with the pain. There are many natural pain treatment options to consider, so you can rest assured that you’ll be able to deal with the pain!