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6 Easy Home Remedies for Joint Pain

6 Easy Home Remedies for Joint Pain

Aching joints are among the most common health complaints, and they can happen for reasons too numerous to count. If you, like me, suffer from the occasional twinge in the knee or feel your elbows demanding some TLC after hours of slogging at the desk, I have some advice that will bring you relief. I have tried each one of these, and felt better each time. The good news is, these remedies require very little effort, and yield great results.

Feast on Carrots: Did you know that carrots have been used for centuries in Chinese medicine as an effective remedy for aching joints? Simply grate a carrot in a bowl, and squeeze some lemon juice on it. Enjoy raw or steamed. Carrot nurtures the ligaments, bringing relief from pain.

Munch on soaked fenugreek seeds for joint pain relief.

Munch on Fenugreek seeds: my grandmotherís favorite remedy for joint ache. She would soak a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in clean water overnight. In the morning, she would drain off the water and munch on the seeds. They taste slightly bitter to begin with, then slowly and pleasantly sweeten as you chew. According to ancient Indian healers, fenugreek is “warm” in nature, which makes it helpful in healing your joints.

Drink more water: among the lesser-known benefits of drinking more water is that it softens cartilage and keeps it hydrated. Water helps you maintain an adequate blood volume so that nutrients can move through your blood and into your joints. It also moves waste away from your joints, making them less likely to ache.

Eat More Onions: they are a famous anti-inflammatory food. They contain phytochemicals that improve your immune system. The sulfur compounds in†onions inhibit the enzymes that trigger pain. A†study establishes that fresh onions have an analgesic effect similar to that of morphine.

Massage the joint: a gentle massage with warm oil eases inflammation, improves circulation and relaxes your muscles. As a result, your joints feel better, too. A tried-and-tested home remedy for knee pain in our household is to heat two tablespoons of mustard oil, along with a whole clove of garlic (which is also known for its inflammation-fighting properties).† When the oil is still hot but not scalding, start massaging your aching knees with it. It brings immediate relief.

Cobra pose can open help aching elbows and also open stiff muscles in the shoulders and back.

Try a simple yoga pose. For tennis elbow, bhujangasana or the Cobra pose works well. This asana helps stretch out your aching elbows, and also opens up stiff muscles in the shoulders and back. If your knees hurt, weight-bearing exercises can make things worse. So, gentle yoga exercises can come to your rescue. I found this wonderful resource for knee-friendly asanas.

Related:
5 Yoga Poses That Increase Hip Flexibility
5 Natural Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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2:22AM PDT on Apr 8, 2014

Adhere to the complete therapy of Dr.Ortho.Pour 15-20 drops of Dr.Ortho oil on your palm and gently massage the affected area. Massaging twice daily, morning after bath and night before going to bed gives good results. Taking two capsules twice daily along with water/milk will ensure quick relief.
More informtaion visit this website link Below : www.drorthooil.com

9:54PM PDT on Mar 18, 2014

Dr.Ortho is especially useful in all types of joints pain, swelling, low back pain, shoulder pain, and even in sciatica. (Pain/sprain in a nerve of the legs, making it difficult to walk).Joints Injury, Joint sprain and Arthritis. Dr.Ortho relieves all these pains. It is the best hair oil.for more information you may visit www.drorthooil.com

5:04PM PDT on Oct 21, 2013

I had no idea that these would help relieve my joint pain. Great article!

9:49AM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

Onions! They really work.

2:26PM PDT on Aug 27, 2013

Great, except for the one about onions--won't work for me. All the others especially fuenugreek sound doable!

9:58AM PDT on Aug 25, 2013

All relevant in this article. A good reminder, thank you

10:21AM PDT on Aug 24, 2013

I like this article. To add to this again I found the swimming is a comfort theropy for joint aches too.

11:52AM PDT on Aug 23, 2013

Very interesting article :-)
Funnily enough I injured some ribs on Monday and apart from an odd twinge the (almost) every movement pain didn't start till Wednesday. The delay has puzzled me till now.. on Monday night I ate a cup of chopped onions (I love 'em :-) ) so maybe they helped keep the inflammation down. The doctor gave me anti-inflammatories so think I'll give the onions (and other stuff) another go.
Thank-you for sharing :-)

2:11AM PDT on Aug 23, 2013

thanks

5:13PM PDT on Aug 22, 2013

Thanks.

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