We all are probably too familiar with joint pain and when it hits, you always want a fast relief. While it can feel like the pain is originating from the bones, it is most likely coming from the joints and surrounding soft tissues. Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries.
Luckily, if you are one of those who doesn’t like to resort to medication to cope with the pain, there are some natural ways that can relieve your pain. Below are four natural ways for bone and joint pain.
1. Epsom Salt: Epsom salt soak is one of the most popular natural ways for joint pain because it is rich in magnesium. Magnesium is an essential mineral which helps the human body to perform many important functions including the regeneration and healing of joint tissues and bones. Add two cups of salts to warm bathwater and soak for at least twenty minutes. Magnesium absorbs much faster through the skin than it does in the gut.
2. Hot and Cold Packs: For immediate joint pain, try a hot and cold approach. Apply a hot therapeutic gel pack to the affected area for twenty minutes. Immediately follow up with a cold ice pack for another twenty. If you can’t stand the severity of ice, let it thaw out while you are applying heat. Even a chilled pack will bring relief.
3. Dandelion Leaf: Dandelion Leaf is an excellent herbal source of vitamins A & C, two important nutrients for regeneration of the body’s connective tissues. Drink a daily cup of dandelion leaf tea to help speed the healing of damaged joints. Simply steep a small handful of fresh dandelion leaves in a cup of boiling water to make this tea.
4. Blackstrap Molasses: Just a tablespoon a day of Blackstrap Molasses may go a long way toward permanently healing painful joints. Blackstrap Molasses is full of essential minerals including calcium, potassium, and magnesium and that is why a daily dose of it can aid the body in regulating nerve functions, strengthening bones, and repairing connective tissues. To prepare Blackstrap Molasses, heat 1 cup of fresh water until warm, but not hot. Stir in a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses and drink once daily. Note that it can sometimes have a laxative effect.