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11 Ways To Naturally Relieve Joint Pain

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Joints are basically the connections between bones that provide support and assist in moving. So if there is anything that has a negative impact on the joints like a disease or injury, then moving will be hindered and can be painful.

“A joint is the area at which two bone ends meet to provide motion to a body part. A typical joint is composed of bones that are separated by cartilage that serves as cushioning pad for the adjacent bones.

Ligaments attach bone to bone around the joint.

Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that provide a gliding surface for adjacent tendons.

Tendons attach muscle to bone around the joint”[1].

The negative impact on a joint usually occur on the ligaments, bursae and/or tendons around the joint, or ligaments, cartilage and bones within the joint.

There are many things that may cause joint pain such as sprains, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sarcoidosis, lyme disease, fibromyalgia, bone cancer, lupus, gonorrhea and so on.

More causes for joint pain

“There are several potential causes for joint pain, which can include:

• Older age. As your age increases and the collagen that builds cartilage in your joints start to deteriorate, aches and pains are more likely to occur

• Arthritis or osteoarthritis. Those with arthritis develop pain due to a complex neurophysiological process that leads to the generation of inflammation and painful sensations

• Overuse due to performing repetitive movements. For example runners/triathletes often feel joint pain during long runs. Other sports and hobbies that put pressure on a particular joint over and over can also worsen symptoms, like dancing, cycling, yoga, gymnastics, soccer, football, rowing, etc. Wearing the wrong shoes or worn-out sneakers can worsen joint pain in the legs, which can travel up the body to the hips, pelvis and back

• Poor posture

• Injuries, impact or trauma

• Inactivity or a sedentary lifestyle, such as sitting for many hours per day

• An autoimmune disorder that increases inflammation, such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism or fibromyalgia

• Due to muscle pains or an injury that places pressure on a joint

• Joint pain may also become worse if another condition starts weakening muscles or causing bone pain, such as bursitis, osteoporosis or a fracture

• In rare cases due to an infection, or a virus or illness that causes “achiness”, such as the flu

• A lack of sleep, which can contribute to fatigue, achiness and stiffness”[2]

Joint pain can affect any part of the body, and are more common as you get older.

Joint pain is also referred to as arthralgia, and may involve inflammation, infection and rare tumors.

Most likely areas joint pain will develop
“According to the Arthritis Foundation, joint pain is most likely to develop in one or more of the following areas:

• The neck and top of the back/spine. Neck pains are commonly tied to poor posture, such as “forward head posture”, sleep related issues or stress

• The jaw (such as with the condition TMJ)

• The knees

• The hips

  • The low back, which is commonly related to pain of the Sacroiliac joint (SIJ). Studies have found that up to 77 percent of people who experience consistent back pain that cannot be contributed to another disorder, and in about 89 percent of pregnant women with back pain, inflammation of the SIJ is the root cause of symptoms. The SIJ is a “load-transferring” mechanical junction located between the pelvis and the spine that can take the brunt of the upper body’s weight when someone has poor posture, or it can become aggravated due to childbirth or conditions like arthritis or an injury.

    • Back of the legs

    • The shoulders (the ball and socket joints)

    • The wrists, hands & fingers, such as with carpal tunnel syndrome

    • The ankles, feet, heels and toes, especially in runners who experience injuries or those who exercise with poor form”[3]

    Some symptoms and signs of joint pain

    “Symptoms and signs associated with joint pain can include

    • joint redness,

    • joint swelling,

    • joint tenderness,

    • joint warmth,

    • limping,

    • locking of the joint,

    • loss of range of motion of the joint,

    • stiffness,

    • weakness.”[4]
  • If the pain goes away in a few weeks, then it is considered acute. However, if the pain last longer than a few weeks and starts to go into months, then it is considered chronic.

    Joint pain is usually managed by physical therapy (which may include ultrasound and electrical nerve stimulation), and medication (which may iclude taking pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs). However, alternative methods are being used more such as herbs and special blends of greens like Joint Tea which is available at Cariporter Inc Health Store.

  • 1. Eating organic food

  • Whether you follow the Mediterranean diet or just aspire to live a healthy lifestyle, consuming organic food such as through Cariporter Organic CSA is an important component.

    With regards to pain, a healthy diet is a long-term approach to preventing and dealing with pain. This is because organic food contains nutrients that the body needs such as omega-3 fatty acids that help to lower irritation, so aiding in reducing the occurrence of joint and bone pain caused by inflammation and swelling. Examples of food containing omega -3 fatty acids are walnuts, chia seeds, sardines, mackerel and flaxseeds.

    Fruits and vegetables have antioxidants that help to reduce the negative effects of aging such as having joint pains. Examples of fruits and vegetables with high amounts of antioxidants are goji berries, wild blueberries, artichokes, elderberries, kidney beans and cranberries.

    Herbs also help to reduce inflammation. Examples of anti-inflammatory herbs are ginger, turmeric and burdock.

    2. Joint Tea (available at Cariporter Inc Health Store)

    Joint Tea is a special blend of greens that support healthy joint & muscle function, and improve flexibility & mobility, and will feel results in 72 hours or less.

    Joint Tea is blended with 41 Organic Greens, Fruits, Vegetables, and Sprouts, an Organic StemGreens Blend, and contains no questinable Glucosamine, Chondroitin, or MSM.

    Joint Tea comes in a delicious tropical fruit flavor, and mixes with just ice and water.

    3. Releasing excess weight

    Releasing excess weight can assist in reducing pressure on the joints, and so helps to lower the pain level or prevent pain from occurring.

    Releasing extra weight not only helps to reduce joint pain, but can also help to reduce bone disorder such as osteoporosis, because less weight will contribute to slower degeneration of the bone.

    One way to help release weight in 10 days or less is to use Mediterranean inspired wellness shake that provides 21 grams of organic vegan protein, less than 10g of net carbs, less than 1.5g of sugar, and 400mg of healthy plant-sourced calcium, in less than 240 calories. This great product is available at Cariporter Inc Health Store.

    4. Exercising

    Exercising and stretching helps to strengthen bones and muscles and create flexibility, so aiding in the reduction of joint pain.

    Inactivity may result in muscles not being as flexible, which may cause joint pain or worsen preexisting conditions such as arthritis.

    “For example, tension in the leg muscles can be responsible for added stress placed on the knees and hips, as weak muscles contribute to instability and higher risk for injuries or compensations. Regularly exercising can help strengthen and stretch the affected joints and muscles, improving circulation and often reducing pain”[5].

    Examples of exercises that are great for the joints are using elliptical machines, swimming, tai chi, water aerobics, walking, yoga, cycling and so on. 

    5. Epsom salt

    Epsom salt is high in magnesium and sulfates and when used in a soak or a bath, it is able to absorb through the skin, so lowering inflammation and muscle spasms, while relaxing the body or area where it is applied.


    [1] https://www.emedicinehealth.com/joint_pain/articl...

    [2] https://draxe.com/natural-remedies-for-bone-and-joint-pain/

    [3] https://draxe.com/natural-remedies-for-bone-and-joint-pain/

    [4] https://www.medicinenet.com/joint_pain/symptoms.htm

    [5] https://draxe.com/natural-remedies-for-bone-and-joint-pain/