Joints, the meeting points of bones in our body, irrespective of their variety of shapes and sizes are critically important to our mobility and overall well-being. Statistics show that over 25% of the population world-over, suffer from joint or bone related ailments because of variety of reasons. They could be triggered by cold weather or a result of old fractures, injuries, bad posture or joint ailments.
Here are some natural remedies that can help to ease this pain and stiffness in your joints:
1 . Try Heat and Cold Therapy
-Use hot and cold compresses alternatively to help ease joint pain. Heat therapy helps decrease pain, increase blood flow and relax sore muscles and joints.
-Cold therapy reduces inflammation and numbs the areas around the affected joint. Do not use heat therapy if the affected area is red, hot and irritated.
2 . Massage Regularly
–Regular massage can improve pain, stiffness and range of motion in the affected joint. Apply a mixture of mustard oil and Camphor to relieve joint pain.
-You could use warm oil like coconut, olive, sesame or castor oil and apply gentle pressure while massaging.
3 . Go For Epsom Salt Baths (Sendh Namak)
-Epsom salt baths help in relieving joint pains. Epsom salt contains magnesium which helps reduce inflammation.
-Mix two cups of Epsom salt in warm bath water. Soak in it for about 20 minutes. Repeat three times a week until you get relief from your joint pain.
4 . Drink Turmeric Milk
-Turmeric is an excellent remedy for joint pain. It contains an active ingredient called curcumin with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
-Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder and a little honey in a glass of warm milk. Drink it daily, at least for a few days.
5 . Try Lamb Trotters (Paya)
-Glucosamine is found in the fluid around our joints. It plays a vital role in building cartilage around the joints.
-Lamb trotters (Paya) are rich in Glucosamine. You can have them as Paya soup once a day.
So, go ahead and try these natural ways to reduce the stiffness and ease out the joint pains effectively this season. Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!