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If you have joint pain, then you have probably been seeking any way to feel better. However, too many people are looking to narcotic prescription medications to reduce their joint pain. That can lead to addiction and harmful interactions with other medications. The good news is that there are a number of natural ways to ease joint pain. Here are five proven methods that can help make joint pain a thing of the past.
We normally associate massages as a natural way to soothe the muscles and the tissues. However, massages have been shown to also reduce stiffness in the joints. Messages are completely natural and have a number of other benefits beyond reducing joint pain. You can get a massage from a licensed therapist or use a portable massager for the trouble areas of your body. It is a good idea to try a couple of different massage approaches to see which one works best for your body. If you are sensitive to intense pressure on your body, then you will want to opt for a Swedish massage. A Swedish massage is the most common form of massage that includes long, fluid stroking across the body.
Ice or Heat Packs
Another natural way to soothe your joint pain is to use a combination of ice packs and heat packs to the target area. An ice pack will be able to compress the muscles around the joints. The heat packs will be able to expand the muscles around the joints. These ice packs are inexpensive and easy to apply on the body. You can use the ice packs on multiple parts of your body at once and these packs are all reusable. It is recommended that you use these ice packs as needed.
Bath and Soaking Therapies
Soaking the body to relieve joint and muscle pain has been popular for thousands of years. Chances are that you mostly take showers because that is most efficient. However, you should look into the rejuvenating benefits of soaking or bathing your body at least once a week. One way that you can enhance the joint relieving benefits of soaking your body is by using CBD bath bombs. These bath bombs are infused with essential oils that will assist in easing your joint pain naturally.
If you have joint pain, then exercising is probably not at the top of your list. However, low impact aerobic exercise can help make your joints stronger which can help alleviate your pain. Some of the top low impact aerobic exercises include swimming, walking, biking, and using an elliptical machine. Try each of these low impact aerobic exercises to see which one works for you. Most physical therapists recommend that you start out by doing about 15 minutes of low impact aerobic exercises two times a week and scaling up from there. Pretty soon, your joints will get stronger and will be able to handle more high impact aerobic exercises such as squat jumps, jogging, and jump rope.
A Healthy Diet with Omega-3 Fatty Acids
One of the top ways to reduce joint pain is by eating a healthier diet. In particular, you will want to look at eating a diet that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. So what exactly do omega-3 fatty acids do? These fatty acids can increase blood flow throughout the body. This will lower your joint pain while your body is moving or engaging in exercise. In fact, just one to three grams of fish oil each day has been proven to deduce stiffness, tenderness, swelling, and discomfort in the joints. If you don’t like to eat fish, then you can take a fish oil supplement.
You can naturally easy joint pain in a number of different ways. Get started by getting a massage, using ice & heat packs, soaking your body, engaging in low-impact aerobic exercises, and eating a healthy diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids. You can begin with one of these joint pain reducing steps. However, if you want to get the best results, try to do as many as possible. Soon your joint pain will be a distant memory.