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Natural Remedies For Bodies Aches and Pains. 

 November 29, 2023

By  Linda Rook

Arthritis pain in shoulder

Introduction.

In a world where the hustle and bustle of daily life can take a toll on our bodies, experiencing occasional aches and pains has become an almost worldwide experience. Whether it is the result of strenuous physical activity, the wear and tear of age, or the stresses of modern living, finding relief from these discomforts is a common pursuit.

Many people are turning to the healing power of nature, seeking solace in the age-old wisdom of natural remedies for body aches and pains.

From herbal remedies to acupuncture, and a lot more, for people with persistent body aches and pains.

This blog will show you what causes these aches and pains and remedies to help you through the day.

What Causes Aches and Pains. 

Aches and pains are common sensations that can result from many underlying causes. Understanding the root of these pains is essential for managing and treating the symptoms. Here are some common causes of aches and pains:

1.    Overworking your muscles, whether through intense physical activity, repetitive motions, or poor sitting, can lead to muscle strain. This often results in localized pain and discomfort.

2.    Inflammation is the body's natural response to injury or infection.

3.    Viral or bacterial infections can cause aches and pains throughout the body.

Microscope of a infection or germ.
Glass of water

4.    Autoimmune disorders are where the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own tissues, which can lead to chronic pain.

5.    Pinched nerves or nerve compression, often resulting in sharp, shooting pains or persistent aches.

6.    Poor Posture for extended periods can strain muscles and lead to chronic pain.

7.    Emotional stress and tension can lead to muscle tightness and pain. Chronic stress can worsen conditions such as headaches.

8.    Insufficient drinking water can lead to dehydration, affecting muscle function and causing cramps and aches.

9.     If you have an inactive lifestyle it can contribute to muscle stiffness and pain.

10.  As you age your joints wear away the tissues around the joints which leads to aches and pains.

11.  This one sound silly but it is true, as it happens with my osteoarthritis, if the weather is cold wet or humid and you have joint pain the weather can make the joints worse.

12.  Poor sleep quality or insufficient sleep can contribute to increased sensitivity to pain.

It is important to note that aches and pains can be symptoms of various conditions, and a thorough examination by your healthcare professional may be necessary for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

What Causes Aches and Pains In Arthritis. 

There are many different types of arthritis including a group of inflammatory joint disorders, that lead to aches and pain in the joints.

Below are key factors that contribute to aches and pains in arthritis:

1.    Inflammation plays a central role in causing pain. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, it mistakenly attacks the immune system, the synovium, and the lining of the membranes that surround the joints.

2.    The common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which attacks the cartilage which protects and cushions the ends of bones, that wears down over time. As the cartilage breaks down, bones may rub against each other, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced joint flexibility.

Elbow Joint

3.    The synovial fluid within the joint helps reduce friction between the bones and acts as a lubricant. In arthritis, changes in the structure of synovial fluid can occur, leading to increased friction, joint stiffness, and discomfort.

4.    Osteoarthritis can lead to the formation of bone spurs (osteophytes), which are bony outgrowths that develop on the edges of bones. These spurs can contribute to joint pain and restrict movement.

5.    In autoimmune forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the immune system attacks the joints, causing inflammation and damage. This can lead to pain, swelling, and eventually joint deformity.

osteoarthritis of the knee

6.    Inflammation and changes within the joint can irritate nearby nerves, leading to pain. This may result in aching or sharp, shooting pains in and around the affected joints.

7.    Chronic arthritis can lead to muscle weakness due to reduced use of the affected joints. Weakened muscles may contribute to pain and impaired joint function.

8.    As arthritis progresses, joint structures may become unstable, leading to aches and pains. This can contribute to a loosening sensation of the joint.

9.    Types of arthritis, such as RA or psoriatic arthritis PsA, are conditions that can affect the entire body. Such as inflammation may contribute to fatigue, muscle aches, and overall discomfort.

10.   As in the last section the weather can make a difference, for some people, like myself the pain becomes more during certain weather conditions. Changes in temperature and barometric pressure may influence joint pain and stiffness.

11.  Emotional and psychological factors, such as stress and anxiety, can influence the awareness of pain. Dealing with stress through relaxation techniques and psychological support may help alleviate some arthritis-related discomfort.

It is important for people who are experiencing persistent joint pain to consult with their doctor or healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment with medications, physical therapy, lifestyle modifications, and, in some cases, surgery. Having an early diagnosis can make your life better.

Natural Remedies for Body Aches and Pains in Arthritis.

Natural remedies can be helpful in your aches and pains that are associated with arthritis. It is crucial to note that while these remedies may offer relief, they should not replace medical treatments prescribed by healthcare professionals.

Below are some natural herbs, food and many other things for you to think about:

1.    Turmeric and Curcumin: Turmeric contains curcumin, and has anti-inflammatory ingredients. You could add it to your meals or take it as a supplement, but after consulting with your healthcare provider.

2.    Ginger: Ginger has also anti-inflammatory ingredients that can contribute to pain relief in arthritis. This could be fresh ginger into your meals, brew ginger tea, or take ginger supplements.

3.    Fish Oil: Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish oil and have anti-inflammatory effects that may help reduce arthritis-related pain. it is found in salmon, mackerel, and sardines. Alternatively, you could have fish oil capsule supplements, but again you must first consult with your healthcare professional.

Salmon Fish

4.    Boswellia Serrata: Boswellia, also known as Indian frankincense.  The supplements could help you to reduce the inflammation and therefore alleviate joint pain.

5.    Capsaicin Cream: Capsaicin creams or patches can be applied to the affected joints, and they may help reduce pain by numbing nerve endings.

6.    Epsom Salt Soaks: Epsom salt baths can help relax muscles and alleviate joint pain. The Epsom salts have magnesium in them that absorbs into the skin, helping your muscles to relax, and resulting in reduced inflammation.

7.    Acupuncture: Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points of the body to stimulate energy flow. But you must go to a properly certified person, when I went to an acupuncture it got too expensive so I had to stop.

8.    Heat and Cold Therapy: Applying heat or cold to affected joints can provide relief. Warm wraps or heating pads may help relax muscles and reduce stiffness, while cold packs can help numb pain and reduce inflammation.

9.    Exercise and Physical Activity: Low-impact exercises, such as swimming, walking, or tai chi, can help improve joint flexibility and reduce pain. You should see a physical therapist; they will develop an exercise plan tailored to your needs and limitations.

10.  Maintain a Healthy Diet: Eating a balanced diet focusing on anti-inflammatory foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, can help reduce your arthritis symptoms.

11.  Adequate Sleep: Ensure you get enough quality sleep, as rest is crucial for managing pain and inflammation. It would help if you had a comfortable sleep environment and a consistent sleep routine.

12.  Stress Management: Practice stress-reducing techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, or yoga. Stress can worsen arthritis symptoms.

Elderly Gent with walking stick

Before starting any natural remedies, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider. They can help you and guide you on your specific conditions.  Also, natural remedies should not replace, any prescribed medications or treatments.

Conclusion.

Research has found that natural remedies for aches and pains showed many solutions, from herbal therapies, essential oils, and the ancient practice of acupuncture.

Being a natural remedy, it is gentle and often avoids side effects that you could get with certain medications. 

However, it is essential to approach natural remedies with caution as the response may vary from person to person. 

You must consult with your doctor or healthcare professionals before starting any remedies into your routine crucial, to make sure that the remedies are correct with your medication conditions.

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I am not a medical professional, and this blog is for information only. If you have any worries, you should consult your doctor.

I hope this blog has helped.

Linda Rook

Linda is now retired and has suffered from Osteoarthritis for about 40+ years.  She struggled with her weight until she found the correct one that also helped with her arthritic pain.  Linda was in terrible pain until the physician thought her right hip needed replacement. 


Now Linda has an artificial right hip, which has left her with the left leg shorter than the right.  Therefore, her spine is now wonky, and has arthritis of the lower back, also it seems to be going all over the body, her pain is now in the knees, elbow, wrist, fingers and both hips.


Linda now spends her days writing information to help others with the same conditions, so they do not suffer like Linda.


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