Joint Pain Natural Remedy Options

Osteoarthritis occurs when your bones rub against each other after your joint cartilage has worn away. It’s quite painful and also very common that 27 million people in the US alone are suffering from it. If you or a loved one are living in pain, take heart, there are several joint pain natural remedy options available for you.

Lose Weight

According to several joint pain experts, probably the best natural remedy for joint pain is to lose excess pounds then keep weight at a healthy level. But this isn’t exactly the easiest joint pain natural remedy.

Jasmine_Strength 24_Joint Pain Natural RemedyNonetheless, every pound you take off from your frame means you take off about 4 pounds of pressure on your knees. This is according to Dr. Laura Robbins, who works at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and who received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals for her contribution to the field of rheumatology.

It is even possible that your joint pain symptoms may eventually go away after you lose ten to twenty pounds says Dr. Roy Altman, a rheumatologist and professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology and immunology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Exercise Regularly

A lot of people once believed that exercise just made joint pain even worse, and this belief still persists among some folks. But it’s only true if your idea of exercise is to jog on hard pavement, and that indeed can make joint pain worse. Otherwise, people with osteoarthritis need to regularly perform some form of physical activity.

If you’re older and more fragile, this may mean just walking around your home. If you’re in better shape, swim laps for your physical activity.  Neither of these options put too much pressure on your knees. If you’re a dedicated runner, you should run fewer miles and try to cross-train, as well as run on softer surfaces like dirt paths instead of hard pavement.

Your exercise regimen should include both strengthening programs (such as isotonic and isometric exercises) and aerobic exercises (biking, swimming, and walking).

Apply Some Massage Oils

Lavender and eucalyptus oils can soothe your joints well enough for you to feel some relief from pain and discomfort. These oils also possess anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities.

Just keep in mind that you don’t have to risk trying out some new synthetic drug to find relief. Try out these joint pain natural remedy options first and always seek advice from your doctor.

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