There are a variety of health issues that can cause joint pain: bursitis, arthritis, injury, and even some conditions like the flu, mumps, or hepatitis. Your body had six movable joints, and they can all become a possible pain source. Regardless of the cause, suffering from joint pain can severely impact how you carry on your day to day activities.
While prescription drugs and OTC may be useful in relieving your pain, they also come with many dangerous side effects. They can also interfere with any other medication you might be taking.
When it comes to managing your pain, ‘it’s a good idea to start with more natural approaches and only upgrade to stronger medication if needed. Fortunately, there are several natural and easy to procure herbs known to be efficient in treating your joint pain without undesirable side-effects.
What is the leading cause of joint pain?
Inflammation is a complicated process of how your body reacts to injury and disease. When your body suffers any damage, it responds by trying to isolate the afflicted area from the healthy parts and help remove unwanted cells. Inflammation is essential to the healing process. One example is how your muscles may ache after a gym session only to re-grow stronger.
On the other hand, it can be severely damaging.
Chronic inflammation is also the primary source of pain in your joints. If left untreated, it becomes the source of unbearable pain. That is why medication such as ibuprofen is focused on diminishing the swelling rather than on pain relief.
Here are some of the most frequently used herbs, known to reduce swelling, that can help ease pain from joints. It’s very likely that you might already have some of them in your kitchen!
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a popular and well-liked herbal remedy known for its usefulness in treating sunburn and skin scrapes. But it also has other uses. Amongst its over 75 active elements, it also contains aloin and emodin that have pain soothing properties. Aloe Vera also has a variety of anti-inflammatory composites.
There are two ways to take Aloe Vera for effective pain relief:
Firstly, you can apply it externally directly on your joints. Make sure you purchase gels certified by the Internation Aloe Science Council as a number of the branded products have a very small concentration of aloe. A few of the generic brands can also have active components that were damaged while being processed.
Secondly, you can take it orally as either a capsule or drink it as a pure aloe concentrated juice.
Please keep in mind: If you are taking any laxatives, diuretics, or are taking diabetes medication, you need to seek a doctor’s advice before using any aloe products.