How to Tackle Joint Pain

By on 03/10/2016
joint pain

Did you know that over one-third of the US population struggles with joint pain? The most common areas of reported joint pain are hips, knees, ankles, shoulders and elbows. In other words: the most used and needed areas our body.

Dealing with pain in these areas on a daily basis can be exhausting, frustrating and discouraging. No matter how common this issue may be, you don’t want to be one of the millions who are struggling with it.

Why is joint pain it so common and what can you do about it?

Joints, the connective tissue between bones, support all of our movement and are critical to everyday functioning. However, multiple factors leave them vulnerable to pain and injury:

  • Repetitive use
  • Sport injury
  • Accident
  • Illness/disease
  • Natural aging

Because joints are left vulnerable to injury in so many varying ways, the risk of injury and the resulting short or long-term pain is rather high.

For a lucky few, a joint injury is short term and can fully heal relatively quick with simple rest, ice, and time.

However, most joint injuries require a longer, more involved healing process, and as you age the time needed to heal as well as the amount of intervention needed only increases.

Your choices for treating joint pain basically narrow down to two major avenues: natural remedies or prescription drugs.

Since it is no secret that drugs for joint pain can be costly, risky and laden with side effects, you should strongly consider trying every natural remedy first, as there are many that have been proven to work, safely and naturally.

Natural joint pain treatment

To support joint health, eliminate joint pain, and heal problem areas, try these following natural remedies:

  1. Eat joint-friendly foods. At the core of most joint pain is inflammation, which occurs after injury or as a symptom of illness. Certain foods are known inflammation fighters and can significantly reduce the amount of joint inflammation in your body if consumed consistently. The best inflammation-fighting foods are: walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flax, turmeric, green tea, ginger, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, and kiwi. It is also beneficial to avoid certain inflammation-supporting foods like sugars, alcohol, fried foods, soda, and foods containing white flour. Here is a great recipe for an easy-to-make inflammation fighting smoothie.

    The Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie That Will Heal You From The Inside Out / via @thefoodbabe

    The Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie That Will Heal You From The Inside Out / via @thefoodbabe

  2. Look into drug-free physical therapy options. Physical therapy or rehab has become a very popular choice for joint pain treatment. A trained professional can analyze the cause of your joint pain and create a personalized rehab routine using only small movements, exercises and resistance bands to re-hydrate the joint, increase flexibility and strengthen the surrounding areas.
  3. Try a natural joint-supporting supplement. A supplement like MobilenMB harnesses the power of proven supplements, like natural eggshell membrane (NEM), which has naturally occurring glycosaminoglycans (including chondroitin and hyaluronic acid), collagen and other proteins which have been clinically proven to support connective tissue health. Since these types of supplements are safe and all natural, there is no risk to those why try them, regardless of their current health.Natural Eggshell Membrane
  4. Use a topical agent. For minor joint pain, using a topical cream that contains Capsaicin, which is naturally derived from chili peppers, can help reduce pain by blocking the pain signals being sent to your brain and by triggering the release of endorphins, which are natural pain blockers.

Chances are, by following this list of natural remedies, you will be able to reduce and even eliminate any joint pain you are currently suffering from. If all else fails, you can always seek medical intervention in the form of long-term prescription drug treatment, but make that your last choice as there are usually risks associated with incorporating such drugs into your daily life. Most often, a few simple, natural and safe changes are all you need to see great results.

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