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What Are the Best Sources of Natural Joint Pain Relief?

Physical therapy may help relieve joint pain.
Lime juice can be used to treat joint pain.
Eating salmon can help with inflammation.
A man with joint pain.
Fresh pineapple contains bromelain, which can aid with joint pain relief.
Flax seed oil is believed to help with joint pain.
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The best sources of natural joint pain relief include massaging joints, soaking joints in warm water, eating foods that fight inflammation and exercising to maintain joint mobility. While arthritic conditions and injury to the joints can cause intense pain and discomfort, the most accessible relief comes from home remedies for joint pain. Natural joint pain relief also includes supplementing the diet with certain vitamins and minerals to help keep the body healthy overall.

Massaging joints provides natural joint pain relief as blood flow is stimulated and inflammation may be reduced. Massages may be done with natural oils, such as olive oil, coconut oil or tea tree oil. Not only does this method provide natural joint pain relief, but stiffness that limits mobility can also be reduced by oil massage.

Soaking joints in a warm bath may also help reduce swelling and, thus, decrease the pain of aching joints. Some natural health experts recommend soaking in sea water that is rich in iodine and salt. Doing so is believed to help heal damaged tissue and cleanse toxins that may be causing inflammation and pain.

Exercise may be painful for individuals suffering from joint pain, but it is still considered one of the best natural joint pain treatments. Non-strenuous activities such as walking or engaging in yoga exercise can help with joint mobility and decrease symptoms of joint pain. Experts agree that treating joint pain in this way may be difficult at first, but with time, mobility and strength will increase.

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A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can also help with natural joint pain relief. Clinical studies have proven that omega-3 fatty acids found in foods like salmon and flax seed also help reduce inflammation, which causes joint pain. Further studies have also shown that individuals consuming diets high in omega-3 fatty acids or who obtain an adequate supply via supplementation also tend to rely less on pain medications.

Other dietary changes that aid in natural joint pain relief include drinking large amounts of water, eating fresh fruits and vegetables, avoiding processed sugars, eliminating caffeine and incorporating green juices into the diet. Fresh pineapple juice, in particular, can assist with joint pain relief as it contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps reduce inflammation. Alfalfa, lime juice, garlic and sesame seeds are also effective in naturally treating joint pain.

Magnetic therapy may be another good source of natural joint pain relief. By strategically placing magnets at the site of painful joints, fresh blood is attracted to these areas. Doing so also helps counteract and remove acidity, which has built up due to disease. This type of natural joint pain relief is considered safe for most people to use without worry of side effects and anecdotal reports widely support this as an effective natural remedy.

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stevecarve
Post 4

I will definitely try this as my mother is suffering from severe joint pain.

anon933660
Post 3

I find a hot epsom salts bath helps some.

indigowater
Post 2

I've been looking at natural arthritis pain relief and have found that exercise relieves my joint pain. I'm talking about walking for 30 minutes, pilates for 30 minutes, or swimming.

If your particular pain is in your knees or hips, I think swimming and biking make a huge difference. If the pain is in your hands, wrists or shoulders, I find stretching and using the Total Gym gives me some relief.

chrysalis
Post 1

I read recently in a health magazine that eating 20 fresh cherries a day is a natural way to relieve joint pain. I've been buying Bing cherries in my local grocery store and trying it out.

So far, nothing has changed — I eat 20 cherries every day and still have joint pain. Who knows, maybe I need to eat them every day for a month or for an entire season before I see any relief.

Has anyone else tried eating berries for pain relief?

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