Joint pain (medical known as arthralgia) may affect one or more joints of the human body. Joints facilitate the mobility and flexibility of our body and therefore are highly sensible to injury from exercise, or intense pressure. Damage or inflammation of joints can cause a major discomfort, which may interfere in your daily activities. That’s why in treating inflammation you can choose NSAIDs for joint pain. Depending on the causes or symptoms a person may experience this for a period of time, or for life.
Joint pain causes
Joint pain causes are diverse, for example injuries affecting any of the ligaments, cartilage or bones in the joint. Other causes are some existing fractures, sprain, tendonitis, septic arthritis or cartilage tear. This symptom affects all age groups, children, adults or eldery. A special category are athletes because they are at risk of getting injuries, while older people often suffer from low bone strength. Also patients who are obese or overweight, have a higher risk of having it, especially in knees or ankles because of the pressure exerted by the weight. Pain in the joints is a symptom so it doesn’t require diagnosis. Very important though, is to diagnose the cause, and administrate the appropriate treatment. Causes of this symptom may be diagnosticate by: physical examination, medical history, X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), blood tests, urine tests.
Joint pain relief
Once the causes have established, there are many conventional treatment options, which can help to joint pain relief. You can use NSAIDs for joint pain, for example Ibuprofen. This NSAID can be obtained by over the counter, and it’s often recommended for treating mild symptoms. If the patients have severe pains associated with existence of chronic diseases, treatment consist in taking prescription NSAIDs. Unfortunately this prescription drugs are also associated with a higher risk of experiencing side effects, such as stomach diseases and also an increased risk of a stroke or heart attack. Very important to prevent this pain in the joints is your self-care. Is essentially to have a healthy diet, plus a light exercise program followed by stretching, because it helps to increase the mobility and flexibility, and in conclusion to relieve the pain. Alternative methods such as cold compresses, inflammatory parches against your joint pain have a minor benefit.
Natural joint pain remedies
A very good natural remedies is to take a bath before bed with decoction of pine branches for 20 minutes. At the end it is recommended to live your skin dry by itself. Repeat this procedure 5 times. It is indicated having these baths at least 2 times a week.
A real hep in the treatment of the diseased joints are turnips baths once a week. 3 kg of the plant (stems, leaves, flowers) are boiled for 10-15 minutes, in 7-8 l of water, and after is poured into your tub water.
Clay is also used for external applications to relieve the joint pain. Clay is mixed with a decoction of pine needles, and in severe cases it’s better to prepare the mixture from a broth or herbs.