If you are suffering from joint pain, chances are you may have explored some extreme solutions such as surgery or pain killers. Before you consider some extreme measures, you may want to consider proven natural home remedies that can ease your joint pain and allow you to enjoy life again.
Here are five proven natural home remedies for joint pain that you can start right now.
For thousands of years, olive oil has been used across the Mediterranean as a way to keep the body healthy along with flavoring foods. Olive oil can soothe your joints thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
You can enjoy olive oil on just about any dish from rice to salads. So what makes olive oil such an excellent home remedy for joint discomfort?
Olive oil is made from healthy monounsaturated fats that act as natural lubrication for your tissues and joints. To put it quite plainly, olive oil can help you move around better.
Be aware that olive oil is high in calories so you will want to enjoy it in moderation.
Soaking is another ancient solution for soothing the entire body. The Romans were famous for their baths as a way to rejuvenate the body.
Today, you are more likely to take showers. However, by slowing down and soaking your body in warm water, you will be able to take the pressure off your joints and allow yourself relief from pain.
You can also enhance your soak with CBD bath bombs. The essential oils in these bath bombs will further soothe your body and give you that enhanced relief from joint discomfort.
Try soaking at least once a week to begin feeling positive results.
Changing Your Diet
Perhaps one of the most effective ways to relieve joint discomfort is to simply change your diet. If you eat processed food, this will cause inflammation in the body.
This inflammation aggravates the joints and causes your further discomfort. Instead, you will want to eat unprocessed whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, fish, and lean meats.
Cut down on refined processed food like pasta. This change in your diet will also cause you to lose weight that will help relieve pressure on your joints.
Hot & Cold Therapy
One of the most inexpensive and simplest ways to relieve joint pain is through the use of hot and cold therapies. You can use a heating pad to expand the muscles around your joints and allow some of the pressure to come off of that area.
You can also use a cold pack to contract the area if you begin to feel some soreness. Use a combination of both hot and cold therapies in order to relieve the pain on your joints.
You can find hot and cold packs online or at your local retail store. The hot packs can be heated in the microwave for about 30 seconds while the cold packs can be cooled in the freezer for a few hours.
You can also find a combination pack that can be used for both heating and cooling therapies.
Walking is a low impact aerobic exercise that will allow you to build the muscles around your leg joints and relieve pain.
Walking can also allow you to burn calories and lose weight. With walking, you don’t need to get any exercise equipment or stress your body.
You can simply get started with a walk around the block. From there you can build up to 15-minute walks in the morning and the evening.
You can scale up your daily walking distance and walking speed to increase your caloric burn and reduce your weight. Make sure you use well-padded and comfortable shoes to protect your joints during your walk.
Now you can manage your joint pain without having to resort to expensive medicines and invasive procedures. You can get started by using olive oil, soaking your body, changing your diet, using hot & cold therapies, and walking each day.
Try at least one of these natural home remedies today. Then slowly add more remedies to enhance your results. Your joints will thank you.
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Becca is a java junkie from the West Coast. She loves dancing with her husband and has a knack for finding the next big indie board game. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her enjoying CBD bath bombs and the occasional piña colada.