Arthritis pain is a common discomfort experienced by people suffering from arthritis. Arthritis causes pain in the joints of the body either due to wear and tear of cartilage or due to inflammation of the joints.
Usually, doctors prescribe pain-killers and other over-the-counter medicines to provide relief from arthritis pain.
There are some natural home-remedies that can help alleviate joint pains caused by arthritis:
1 . Turmeric (Haldi)
Turmeric contains curcumin that has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce arthritis pain especially rheumatoid arthritis.It also acts as an anti-oxidant. You can mix ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder to warm milk and drink it.
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2 . Ginger (Adrak)
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve pain. You can take ginger either in powder form or in raw form. Prepare a mixture of raw, crushed ginger, black pepper powder and honey and take one teaspoon of it daily.
3 . Epsom Salt (Sendha Namak)
Epsom salt consists of magnesium sulphate which has been used to relieve pain since historical times. You can either soak yourself in bath water mixed with Epsom salt or take it orally by mixing Epsom salt with equal amounts of lemon juice in warm water and taking 2 teaspoons of it daily.
4 . Cinnamon (Dalchini)
Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties which can help relieve arthritis pain. You can add more cinnamon in food or try having crushed cinnamon powder mixed with honey and warm water.
5 . Magnesium Rich Foods
Magnesium is an essential nutrient which is needed by the body to maintain healthy muscles, bones, heart and for relieving stress and pain. It is important for arthritis patients to get enough magnesium from food. Some examples of magnesium-rich foods are dark green, leafy vegetables like spinach, legumes/beans and nuts. You can consider taking magnesium supplements and rubbing magnesium oil on the joints.
6 . Massage
Experts suggest that regular massage can help reduce pain caused due to arthritis. You can consult a massage therapist for learning massages that you can administer yourself or see a masseuse regularly. Massage with extra virgin olive oil is especially beneficial for relieving joint pain.
7 . Exercise
It might sound counter-intuitive to suggest exercise with arthritis pain when even getting up can be painful. Research has shown that exercise helps to warm up the fluid present in our joints and prevents it from thickening. This makes the movement of the joints freer and less painful. You can try brisk walking for at least 15 minutes after meals or special joint exercises.
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Try a combination of these natural home remedies and say goodbye to drugs and medication like pain-killers which might have harmful side-effects. Arthritis is more common among the older generation since the wear and tear of joints is related to age. Spread the message to all your loved ones for a healthier, pain-free life.