None of the joint pain is pleasing experience but some joint pains really turn everything difficult including your routine and day-to-day schedule. Joint pain could be acute or chronic. Acute joint pain only remains for a shorter duration as compared to the chronic joint pain that could last for several days, months and even in some unfortunate cases, even for years. None of the joint pain is pleasing experience but some joint pains really turn everything difficult including your routine and day-to-day schedule. Joint pain could be acute or chronic. Acute joint pain only remains for a shorter duration as compared to the chronic joint pain that could last for several days, months and even in some unfortunate cases, even for years.
Depending on the causative factor and what degree it has, joint pain relief is quite possible. Joint pain relief from injured and dislocated joint pain is quite difficult and may seek some modern science help such as plaster etc. This is often treated using some pain killers i.e. medications. But if the joint pain relief is sought for general or normal joint pains, one can obtain with some herbal medications, oil (external) application, sudation (steam bath) along with some internal medication that includes herbal extracts or some patent formula using herbs those are natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory.
Nowadays, there are many ways to get a joint pain relief and the use of over the counter or prescription medications is a commonest way for treating the knee joint pain. But this could be strictly as per the health care provider’s instructions. Common herbs used as joint pain relief include shallaki, guggulu, ashwagandha, punarnava, shunthi, marich, pippali etc. One can go for single herb or can go for some formula that contains the blend of these herbs.
Other group of medical practitioners favors taking natural supplements such as chondroitin and glucosamine as joint pain relief therapy. Such supplements have gained quite popularity as a useful alternative medication to deal with any body joint pain. Chondroitin and glucosamine are natural components found in the body and they help to build the cartilages in the joint (chondroitin) and fight the cartilage degeneration (glucosamine).
Ayurvedic practitioners use herbs like turmeric, ginger extract, grape seeds’ extract etc. those have also been reported to be effective as joint pain relief therapy.
Homemade remedies for treating joint pain can also be used. Let us learn some common remedies for joint pains:-
You can also go for the juice of a ginger and add some fine powdered vidanga (Embelia ribes, False Black Pepper) along with some rock salt. Mix them all and consume them in quantities of 3 gm a day preferably with honey. If possible, lick it thrice a day.
Ayurvedic scholars also believe that massaging the paining joints using oil extracted from the seeds of the Bishop’s weed or herb like Nirgundi can be used as joint pain relief therapy. For this, one should warm the oil a little before massaging as warm oil penetrates faster. A similar kind of joint pain relief is gained by massaging with the oil of Neem (Azadirachta indica, Indian Margosa).
In case of joint pains because of chilly or cold weather, it is advisable to add a fistful of Bishop’s weed seeds and 1 tsp of salt in 2 cups of water and then boiling it before using. Keep a sieve on this, and later keep a cloth on the sieve so that it gets moistened with the warm fumes coming from the medicated solution. Using the cloth to foment the paining joints helps in reducing pain and inflammation.
WRITTEN BY BRYAN LEN