How to Get Rid of Sore Joints?

Sore joints sometimes come with age. Sometimes sore joints are caused by too much exercise, hard physical work or even illness. Getting rid of sore joints requires a combination of pain relief and finding the source of the pain. For example, you can immediately treat the symptoms with a retail pain-relief product. But if the sore joints are caused by arthritis, an infection or a cold you will have to get over this illness or get rid of it with treatment to remove all joint pain.

Unless you know that the stiffness and soreness are caused by some unusual exercise or work, or being on your feet for too long, you may want to consult with your doctor to see if he or she can help uncover the source of the problem.

Start With…
Begin to get rid of sore joints by taking the recommended amounts of over-the-counter pain relievers. These will reduce the pain and stiffness somewhat. But be careful not to overdo it with these medications. They can irritate the stomach and you may even find that overusing them reduces the effect they have on your joint pain. The body simply gets used to the medicines and may become immune to their effects.

How to Get Rid of Sore JointsPut on the heat. Try a heating bad on the areas that hurt most. Alternate this on various joints if several places hurt. You may also be able to reduce the pain and stiffness with a good hot bath. This should provide relief unless the pain is just too severe. When you employ over-the-counter pain relievers and a hot bath, you should also be sure to get plenty of rest and sleep. Let the body recover while you are resting. But if you are in pain and are very stiff, it’s not necessarily a good idea to just sit around or lie down for long periods of time. Some low-level activity, such as walking at a slow pace will help rather than hurt.

Natural Remedies
People have found relief from sore joints with herbal remedies. Keep in mind that some retail pain-relief products have natural substances as a base. You may be able to go to the source, so to speak and use the herbal/natural items directly. For example, some herbal-remedy advice focuses rose hips as a treatment for stiffness and joint pain. Learn as much as you can about this remedy and use it according to strict instructions.

Gentle massage may be used in combination with a couple of other natural substances. Try to get some of the essential oils into your system with foods or supplements that contain Omega 3 oils and fatty acids that are essential to good health. Natural substances may seem expensive up front but in the long run they don’t really cost any more than prescription medications and over-the-counter products. In fact, the reduction and elimination of joint pain may be worth almost any price you pay for relief. Try these methods and feel better!

Category: Health, Pain Management

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