10 Natural Remedies for Arthritis That Actually Work

Joint pain is a very common health problem that does not discriminate in age, race or spatial location. Commonly caused by damage or injury to the joint, the cartilage between the two bones often becomes scarce leading to inflammation, which then causes a level of discomfort or pain. It is safe to say that joint pain often attacks us when we least expect it. One night we go to bed feeling fine and the next day we wake up in pain. What should we do when this happens – when the pain strikes us unexpectedly? Here are ten home remedies to eliminate, eradicate and destroy joint pain once and for all.

1. Add Epsom Salt to your bath

[Photo by Joanna Alderson/Flickr]
[Photo by Joanna Alderson/Flickr]
This home remedy has been used for some years for a duality of purposes. Epsom salt is composed of magnesium and sulfate which as been shown to help the healing process by aiding in the maintenance of creating a steady blood flow and helping to reduce the stiffness of the body, which is a common symptom of joint pain. When added to a bath, Epsom salt is known to alleviate pain and reduce swelling that is often related to joint pain.

 

Epsom salt also is known to reduce stress, which is shown to be highly beneficial to someone experiencing joint pain. The simply science being that when you are calm and stress-free, you are more likely to allow your muscles and joints to relax, which intern allows them to receive the much-needed rest that they deserve. Research has shown that compared to someone that is always tense and under a lot of stress, the calm person will be less likely to experience excoriating joint pain.

For this home remedy, simply run a warm bath and add 2 cups of Epsom salt. You can then soak in the tub, relax, meditate, breathe and lower the cortisol level in your body for at least 20 minutes to let the magnesium absorb through your skin and work its magic.