Wednesday, March 2, 2011
How to Stop Joint Pain
1 Drink at least eight to 10 glasses of water each day, which is not only necessary for proper bodily function, it also helps to lubricate your joints and flush toxins which cause pain. Additionally, your diet should be as chemical free as possible, as chemicals in food tend to aggravate joint pain. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean, healthy meats such as poultry and fish.
2 Supplement your healthy diet with 2 to 3 grams of fish oil, which is high in the essential fatty acid Omega 3. Omega 3 has shown to greatly improve cardiovascular health and reduce the rates of heart disease; however, it also has fantastic anti-inflammatory properties. The combined health benefits of fish oil will help to get your body moving while stopping joint pain.
3 Massage painful joints with eucalyptus oil to help reduce swelling and inflammation and stop pain. Eucalyptus oil can be used anytime, but is particularly helpful before and after exercise or before bed when joint stiffness tends to be at it's worst.
4 Treat yourself to hot Epsom salt baths as often as needed to stop joint pain. The magnesium sulfate found in Epsom salts has both anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory properties and can be absorbed through the skin. Additionally, the hot bath will increase circulation to reduce joint pain. Add about 2 cups of salts to your tub, soak and enjoy.
5 Replace your regular skin lotion with olive oil which not only helps to keep skin young and healthy, it also helps to reduce joint pain. A little olive oil goes a long way, making it an affordable natural remedy.