There are several reasons that you may be experiencing joint pain. This can include hereditary predispositions, a few extra pounds, injury, old age, a poor diet, and so much more. You may feel that the only options you have are the choices to either take medicines and use chemical creams or suffer. But just as with the causes of joint pain – there are a variety of ways to heal it naturally.
How exactly can you heal joint pain naturally? There are too many ways to include in just one article. I’m going to give you my personal favorites – ones I’ve tried and that have helped not just myself but friends. If you don’t see anything you feel comfortable trying, look around. As always, however, check with your doctor before you make any huge changes to your lifestyle.
1. – Bone Broth
Something that’s handy to have around the kitchen regardless of how poor or well you’re feeling. You can make this using a variety of beef, pork, poultry, and fish bones. There are tons of recipes out there for the broth, and you can either enjoy it as a warm drink, let it cool and have it on toast like jam, or add it to soups, rice, or other dishes. Super versatile, and great for joints due to all of its nutritious properties and its high content of collagen.
2. – Essential Oils
Whether you choose to ingest oils or apply them, there are many, many oils that can and will help with healing your joints and reducing pain and inflammation. Taking fish oil pills high in omegas helps, adding avocado oil to fresh dishes like salads, and rubbing oils such as camphor on afflicted areas can help more than you can imagine.
3. – Low-Impact Exercises
Doing low-impact exercises not only keeps your joints moving, it helps to heal them. This is due to the fact that it increases blood flow to your joints, promoting healing. There are many specific exercises that you can do that will help you improve your joints, thusly reducing the amount of pain your experience.
4. – Healthy Diet
It may sound like generic advice – eat healthy foods – but it really does help. Fresh fruits are especially good for your joints. Just about anything considered a ‘super food’ is also fantastic for joint pain. To name a few of my personal favorites; Pomegranate, apples, bananas, kiwis, blueberries, cranberries, acai, pears, white and purple grapes, and passion fruits.
5. – Water
Believe it or not, most drinks nowadays act as diuretics. This includes alcohol, coffee, sodas, and even teas. This means that by drinking more water, your joints can not only feel better but start healing. 1/2 a gallon a day is the minimum that could help you, though many people suggest at least one gallon of water or more each day. Try cutting back on any aforementioned drinks, and drink plenty of water a day. Distilled water is best, but reverse osmosis is also good!