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Medic for Joint Pain

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Joint pain can be caused by a number of issues, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, bursitis, tendinitis or a strain, sprain or other injury affecting the ligaments, bursae or tendons surrounding a joint.

It can occur in any part of the body but is most common in the knees, shoulders and hips. The pain can range from mild to severe and may be accompanied by swelling and stiffness in one or more joints.

Severe joint pain, especially when caused by degenerative conditions like arthritis, needs proper diagnosis and treatment.

You should also consult your doctor if your joint pain is accompanied by swelling, redness and tenderness, or lasts for more than three days. But, you can get rid of mild joint pain with the help of natural home remedies.

home remedies for joint pain

Here are the top 10 home remedies for joint pain.

1. Massage

Massage therapy helps relieve joint pain by improving circulation and soothing inflammation. In fact, several studies indicate that regular massage can improve pain, stiffness and range of motion in the affected joint.

To massage the affected area, use warm oil like coconut, olive, mustard, castor or garlic oil and apply gentle pressure while massaging.

2. Hot and Cold Compresses

Alternating hot and cold compresses can also help ease joint pain. Heat therapy helps decrease pain, increase blood flow and relax sore muscles and joints. Cold therapy reduces inflammation and numbs the areas around the affected joint.

  1. Wrap both compresses in separate towels before using them. They should not be applied directly to the skin.
  2. Place the hot compress on the affected area for about three minutes.
  3. Remove the compress and immediately put a cold compress in its place for about one minute.
  4. Repeat the process for 15 to 20 minutes a few times daily until you get relief.

Note: Do not use heat therapy if the affected area is red, hot and irritated. Do not use cold therapy if you have circulatory problems.

3. Fenugreek

Fenugreek is a popular home remedy for joint pain due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is particularly beneficial for those suffering from arthritis.

  • Swallow one teaspoon of finely ground fenugreek seeds followed by a glass of lukewarm water. Do this daily in the morning until you get positive results.
  • Alternatively, you can simply soak one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in water overnight and eat them the next morning.

4. Turmeric

Turmeric is an excellent Ayurvedic remedy for joint pain. It contains an active ingredient called curcumin with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

In a 2009 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, researchers compared the effectiveness of this compound to ibuprofen and found that curcumin was as effective as ibuprofen for pain relief in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

  • Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder and a little honey in a glass of warm milk. Drink it daily, at least for a few days.
  • Another option is to take 250 to 500 mg turmeric capsules three times daily until you are satisfied with the results.

Note: Talk to your doctor before including either of these remedies in your regular routine. Turmeric may interfere with certain medications, such as blood thinners, and may worsen gallbladder problems.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar helps reduce joint pain by eliminating accumulated toxins from the joints and connective tissues.

Due to its alkalizing effect, it is particularly beneficial for those suffering from arthritis. Plus, it is rich in minerals like magnesium, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.

  • Mix one to three teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar and a little honey in a cup of warm water. Drink this solution two or three times a day, preferably before meals. You can continue this simple treatment on a regular basis because, in addition to helping with joint pain, it is good for your overall health.
  • You can also massage the affected area with a mixture of one tablespoon each of apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Do this daily until your joint pain is gone.

6. Cayenne

Cayenne pepper contains a compound called capsaicin with natural analgesic or pain-relieving properties.

In a 2010 study published in the Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, researchers found that applying gel containing 0.0125 percent capsaicin helped relieve mild to moderate pain in women suffering from knee osteoarthritis.

  • Slightly heat one-half cup of coconut oil. Mix in two tablespoons of cayenne pepper powder. Apply it on the affected area, leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off. Do this a few times a day until you get relief from the pain.
  • Alternatively, you can use a capsaicin cream topically on the affected area daily.

Note: Cayenne may initially cause a burning sensation. Do not apply it on open skin or wounds.

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52 thoughts on “Medic for Joint Pain”

    1. Hi monika, well i tried this but i had it as a tea i found it very good … i boil water add turmeric to it couple other spices and had two cups a day i found it worked? Acquire taste though…

      1. Hi..You have written that ” you have add turmeric and couple of OTHER
        spices.,” could you pls. tell us WHAT are those spices other than turmeric..cose I am also a victim of KNEE pain..
        Thanks and best regards,
        Riyas.

  1. There are many pains which is disturbing human body. We provide various therapies for joint pain which is very simple and east to do. These therapies will surely give relief to the body. There are many other providers which give their services regarding to joint pain. I like your information which is really good and helpful.

    Thanks

  2. I will try these remedies as I have awful pains in my joints after recieving chemo post-op for a breast tumour. Thank you

  3. I am fascinated intrigued and very interested in homemade remedies, I suffer badly with swollen ankles numb toes and sometimes the pain in my feet are chronic. I hope to find some sort of cure from my newly found website. Keep up the good work has people such as I need your support. I love the site, Well done.

    1. I am fascinated intrigued and very interested in homemade remedies, I suffer badly with swollen ankles numb toes and sometimes the pain in my feet are chronic. I hope to find some sort of cure from my newly found website. Keep up the good work has people such as I need your support. I love the site, Well done

  4. I love every information you give,especially the information about Arthritis remedies;thank you so much,i really appreciate it.

  5. well i was advised by a health food assistant to try carrot, beetroot and celery juice, i juice this into a small glass every day now for approx. 6weeks and iam feeling a lot better already joints aren’t quite so sore and i feel stronger in myself, i will carry on with this as its cheap and at last im getting results

  6. Thank you for the information. I wanna try i have pain inside my left leg near the knee.i can’t find were is really pain muscle or nerve, its not my knee. Its at the back down my knee if i bent really painful. If i drink pain killer its gone, if the medicine is gone. I fell pain again thank you.

  7. i tried apple cidar tip but findv dificult to drink had burnt feeling in throat& stomach!
    now will try termaric& honey in warm milk!

  8. For knees I take a bucket full of warm water as much I can bare with hand full of sea salt n soak my both legs. After some time I take some oil Any coconut groundnut put some garlic n heat it. Try to applay as much hot I can bare. Massage it for atleast for 15 mints. N wear kneebelt n no matter what I walk for 30 mints. It really helps.

  9. Add half teaspoon turmeric powder and two teaspoon coconut oil in warm milk take a glass before sleep best for joint pain.

  10. i tried honey,ginger&lemon for my very painful left knee&for the first time in 4weeks i had a goodnight sleel.although the pain is still there but it is now dull

  11. 1. Intake :turmeric powder,ginger,fenugreek, garlic, cinnamon, honey, in warm milk before sleep. 2. Massage : coconut oil or eucalyptus oil or any oil with low viscosity for penetration into pores, shall be gently applied for strengthening the muscles above and below the knee first and also on the knee cap face and below, daily twice. 3. knee cap strap on the knee for day activities like office etc.
    these are the remedies i could conclude from the litteratures ans inf . given by the friends. these shall take care Knee pain especially osteo arthiritis. (OA)

  12. Home remedies are te best of all treatments since every ingredient is already available or being used in the home. Not only one saves money but it also gives lot of pleasure to treat yourself adding confidence in what you do.भारत देश में तो ‘ दादी माँ के नुस्खे’ हर कोई अपनाना चाहता है / So why not try ‘Medic’ always at your home.

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