Joint and muscle stiffness and pain don’t just come with old age, but also with chronic ailments like arthritis, as well as sports injuries. While medicines like ibuprofen may provide quick relief, they’re harsh on your body and only temporarily mask a deeper issue.
Rather than turning to these medicines, natural treatments like herbal remedies, healthy foods, and exercise can all contribute to relieving pain and getting rid of it for good, without the possible side effects of medicines. In this article, we’ll give you 5 great options for pain management.
As with any homeopathic remedies, if you are not sure how a certain ingredient will affect you, it’s best to consult with your physician before adding them to your pain relief remedies.
When you have joint pain, exercising and staying active can be especially challenging, so it’s important to find alternatives for pain relief. With its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric happens to be one of the best remedies for sore and achy joints. In fact, in a 2016 study, turmeric was found to be better than placebo and as effective as ibuprofen or naproxen.
Used widely in pain relief treatments and found inside the cayenne pepper, capsaicin provides the medicinal (and spicy) properties that work to deplete nerve cells of substance P, the chemical that is responsible for telling our brain that we are in pain. What this means is that applying cayenne pepper topically is a great way of it can relieving many types of pain; this includes migraine headaches, joint pain, muscle pain, back aches, arthritis, menstrual cramps and bruises.
When joint pain strikes, the first thing you probably want to do is curl up in a ball and sleep your pain away, but the best thing you could do in this case is actually to get moving. By exercising and doing an activity like yoga, you’ll be stretching your muscles and getting your joints in motion which can go a long way in reducing stiffness.
Light Weight Lifting
Doing like weight lifting can go a long way in strengthening the muscles around your joints. This added support can go a long way in helping you to handle the pain much better.
Another exercise that can relieve joint and muscle pain is swimming pool exercise. As it’s a non-impact workout, you’ll be able to move your joints through their needed range of motion without causing further damage.
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