Joints are places where bones meet.They are the body’s bending,rotating ,and pivoting points enabling you to move in infinitely marvelous ways until something goes wrong.We take the freedom of movement for granted, until it becomes limited. The cause of this for many people comes in the form of arthritis, or the inflammation of one or more of your joints.When a joint is swollen, painful,inflamed and not working the way it should,you’re quickly remind that,for all their versatility and apparent strength,joints are not indestructible.Like every other part of your body,they need care and tending.Joint pain problems can strike in a moments or develop slowly over time.Bursitis,tendinitis,sprain and arthritis are among the most common.Home remedies are appropriate for treating minor joint complaints.Anything more serious should be examined first by your health care provider.
A joint complains, often in the form of painful bursitis or tendinitis.Bursitis is inflammation of the tiny fluid-filled pad called bursae that cushion the structures making up a joints.Tendinitis is inflammation of the tendons-the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bones -around a joint.If you are experiencing either of these joint condition,try the following remedies-in conjunction with medical care and your doctor’s approval-to relieve that pain and speed healing.
When bursitis or tendinitis strike,you should take a long break from the activity that caused it.If you start again before the joint is completely healed(or overdo again)you will simply re-injure it.However it’s also important to continue move your joint to avoid the condition of frozen joint.Gently move your joint within range of motion to avoid the scare tissue condition which causes the pain and reduce mobility.
Always stretch properly before and after exercise.
Apply ice,Then heat Chill down a complaining joint with an ice pack,applied for 10 to 20 minutes every four hours.Keep icing for three days or until the joint no longer feels warm or appears swollen. At that point,start alternating cold with heat(warm compresses,a hot water bottle,or a heating pad)End with a cold application during cold/heat alternation.
GO FOR GINGER:
Ginger is an good natural home remedy besides muscle and joint pain it also used in may other remedy.It has anti-inflammatory properties.
Drink ginger tea or you may include fresh ginger or its ginger root in your diet.Make a cup of ginger tea,first take ginger root boil it in water for 10 minutes and strain it.To improve its taste you may add honey or sugar.Repeat three four times a day.
RUB ON ARNICA:
Salve made from the herb arnica is used extensively in Europe to help reduce swelling and inflammation in injuries.You can find arnica gel or salve at most health food stores.Follow the package direction.
TRY TURMERIC: This yellow “curry spice” contains cur cumin a substance found to help reduce inflammation and joint pain and stiffness.Turmeric is available in capsule as is a standardized
extract of cur cumin(it;s often combined with bromelain,a natural enzyme to posses anti-inflammatory properties).Alternatively,add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to warm milk and drink once or twice daily.
CAYENNE PEPPER : A common pain reliever for joint pain contains capsaicin, a component in hot peppers that inhibits something . It is involved in transmitting pain signals to our brain, and when the capsaicin interferes with it, it minimizes the alert to the discomfort, and therefore the discomfort itself. It has been one of the more effective topical treatments for arthritis, and you can make your own at home with humble cayenne. Keep in mind, however, that it is only a temporary fix and should be used sparingly if possible.
Wash your hands well after each application and should avoid contact with eyes and other sensitive membranes.
Always remember arnica is used external only.
MASSAGE WITH OILS: Massage therapy helps relieve joint pain by improving circulation and soothing inflammation. In fact, several studies indicate that regular massage can improve joint pain, stiffness and range of motion in the affected joint.To massage the affected area, use warm oil like coconut, olive, mustard, castor or garlic oil and apply gentle pressure while massaging.