For people who suffer from conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis or chronic injuries, joint pain can be agonizing and can seriously affect their quality of life. Joint pain and inflammation can affect the knees, hips, ankles, shoulders, and more and can be truly debilitating. Let’s take a closer look at this condition and what you can do to help yourself if you are suffering.
Causes of Joint Pain
Injuries that affect the tendons or ligaments that surround the bones in the body can cause joint inflammation which in turn can cause pain. Conditions like arthritis, osteoarthritis, infections and rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain that is triggered by a number of factors like weather, stress, minor injury and more. Symptoms that can result from joint pain and inflammation include:
● Body stiffness.
● Difficulty walking or limping when walking.
● Weakness or lack of mobility.
● Redness, swelling and tenderness in the joint areas.
Natural Remedies and Lifestyle Changes
There are things that sufferers can do to lessen their pain and improve their quality of life. Doing things like doing mild to moderate exercise, such as walking 15 minutes a day can be surprisingly effective. Other things like soaking in a warm bath that includes Epsom Salt can also ease pain and help reduce inflammation. Here are some natural, “at home” remedies that have been found to be helpful:
● Walking, yoga, gentle stretching and mild strength training exercises.
● Turmeric and ginger tea or supplements.
● Warm, moist heat applied to the affected areas.
● Magnesium supplements.
● Lubrication of joint areas (using olive or coconut oil).
● Peppermint and eucalyptus oil blends applied to affected areas.
What To Look For In Supplements
Vitamins and supplements can also be very effective in improving painful and inflamed joints. It’s important to find a mix that includes elements that have anti-inflammatory, pain relieving and healing properties. Finding supplements that contain the following may be especially helpful:
● Vitamin C: Helps maintain healthy joint function and can prevent some forms of arthritis.
● Manganese: Manganese is a mineral that is found in foods like leafy veggies, nuts, legumes, seeds, tea, and whole grains. It is considered an essential nutrient, because the body requires it to function properly. Manganese is often used in the treatment of conditions like Osteoporosis, or weakness of the bones, and is thought to help in bone formation.
● Avocado Soybean Unsaponifiables: These are thought to be particularly effective in slowing the progress of Osteoarthritis.
If you are suffering from any of the conditions listed above, Aminocare’s Joint Recovery supplement offers users a comprehensive joint and soft tissue support formula. It contains ETArol, the highest quality whole green-lipped mussel extract from New Zealand as well as glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and MSM. It also contains manganese and Vitamin C as well as Hyaluronic acid, which is a powerful antioxidant which promotes resiliency and protects against repetitive wear and tear.