Are you suffering from joint pain? There are several conditions - like osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, or bursitis - that can cause this. While the knees, hips, and shoulders are most prone to joint pain, it can also appear elsewhere in the body. You should consult your doctor if the pain is severe; however, these home remedies can help to treat milder instances of joint pain.

Massage

Circulation is improved and inflammation is soothed as a massage works in helping to relieve the pain. If the joint concerned is regularly massaged, this can enable it to move more broadly. You can massage the joint yourself, too. Using coconut oil or olive oil, both of which we'll return to later, you can gently apply pressure when massaging the affected area.


Fenugreek

The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of fenugreek have made it popular for use in treating joint pain at home. Arthritis suffers can particularly benefit. You could fill a teaspoon with finely ground fenugreek seeds that you then swallow before a glassful of lukewarm water. Repeat this each morning. An alternative method is soaking, in water overnight, a teaspoonful of fenugreek seeds that you will then eat the following morning.

Coconut oil

This is also anti-inflammatory, helping it to reduce arthritis-created joint pain. The oil contains fatty acids capable of diminishing the pain and lubricating the joints. After warming up sufficient coconut oil, apply it to the problematic joints before spending a few minutes gently massaging. Then, leave the oil to completely dry and repeat the whole process two to three times daily.


Apple cider vinegar

Toxins accumulated in the joints can be eliminated by apple cider vinegar, which also has such minerals as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium in strong amounts. In a cupful of warm water, mix some honey and one to three teaspoonfuls of organic apple cider vinegar. Drink the resulting liquid on two or three occasions each day.


Garlic

Given the scarcity of selenium that arthritis patients commonly have in their blood, it's obviously useful that garlic contains lots of selenium. Garlic can be beneficial in treating non-arthritic joint pain, too. Whether you prefer your garlic raw or cooked, you can include it in your diet. It's safe to consume two to three garlic cloves daily – although if you're Dracula, you'll have to give it a miss.


Ginger

In a study, this ingredient had an encouraging effect on osteoarthritis patients suffering knee pain. You can increase your ginger intake by adding dried ginger powder to your day-to-day diet or drinking ginger tea, which is easy to prepare. The process involves cutting up a small ginger root piece, boiling it in water and straining it. The taste can be sweetened with honey.


Pineapple

There are various reasons why this fruit is good for alleviating pain in the joints. For example, it includes vitamin C which itself makes collagen, a fibrous protein vital to the health of body tissues. Pineapple also contains copper that supports joint function through nourishing the bones. If the tendon inflammation known as tendinitis has led to your pain, the bromelain in pineapple can be useful as well. It's certainly convenient that pineapple is so tasty...


Epsom salt

Magnesium helps the body to regenerate and heal joint tissues. Even if, as is likely, you are not deficient in magnesium, overdosing on it is nearly impossible. Therefore, you will likely benefit from getting more of it, which you can do especially effectively by having an Epsom salt bath. The crucial mineral magnesium can absorb more quickly via your skin than in your gut.


Olive oil

Another good idea for relieving joint pain is consuming a couple of tablespoonfuls of olive oil each day. This includes oleocanthal, an organic compound with the ability to inhibit two of the human body's main inflammatory enzymes: COX-1 and COX-2. If you don't fancy ingesting olive oil, you could instead gently rub some of it onto the sore joints twice daily.


Dandelion leaf

This herb is rich in vitamin A and C, both of which can help to regenerate your body's connective tissues. Make dandelion leaf tea by steeping some fresh dandelion leaves in a cupful of boiling water; drinking a cup of that tea each day will help to ensure that damaged joints heal more quickly. Alternatively, those leaves could be put into a salad; however, as the dandelion leaf herb is highly laxative, you should avoid eating more than a few at a time!


There are many other suitable natural remedies that we haven't detailed here; they include turmeric, blackstrap molasses, and cayenne pepper. However, we urge you to see a doctor if your joints are not only painful, but also swollen, red, or tender. A doctor's advice should also be sought if your joint pain has lasted for more than three days.