This article is provided for information only that people have tried with some success and we do not recommend any specific one. We do recommend you see a competent qualified pain specialist and follow their advice.
If you suffer from joint pain, you’ll need to have regular medical care. Sometimes, however, home remedies can also be effective in reducing the pain and the stiffness in the joints and muscles.
At Genlife Regenerative Medicine and Pain Clinic, Miami, we believe that surgical intervention and high-dosage pain medication should be the last resort in treating joint pain. Here are some science-backed home remedies for joint pain that you may want to try:
1. Drinking or eating ginger
Ginger has proven anti-inflammatory effects that work best for muscle and joint pain. Whether boiled as tea or added as a food ingredient, ginger can help curb the chemicals that stimulate the body’s inflammatory response.
2. Smelling kitchen herbs
A variety of herbs used in the kitchen may also bring soothing effects for joint pain, such as peppermint, rosemary, and marjoram. Experts from Korea have discovered that the aroma of these herbs can lessen pain, as well as improve the mood of the person suffering from it. Therefore, they recommend using these herbs for an aromatherapy intervention for patients with arthritis.
3. Rubbing cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper has capsaicin, a compound that brings the heat in chili peppers. Capsaicin is actually used as an ingredient in some pharmaceutical pain ointments. You can create this topical pain reliever at home using a dash of cayenne pepper and several teaspoons of olive oil. However, capsaicin is potent, so be careful when applying this on broken skin.
In a clinical trial of a capsaicin-based treatment, 80% of patients with osteoarthritis have experienced relief from pain for two weeks.
A study published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases has shown that meditation, or mindfulness-based stress reduction, has been known to help people with joint pain boost their immunity and reduce the effects of their chronic condition. Those who practice mindfulness meditation for eight weeks experienced a reduction in the duration of morning stiffness and better pain scores. Meditating has also improved their pain regulation and boosted their general well being.
5. Using hot or cold therapy
Hot and cold therapies are easy to do at home since these are readily available. A warm shower or bath and some heating pad can help relieve joint stiffness, as well as boost blood circulation that can loosen tight and aching muscles and facilitate healing.
On the other hand, putting ice wrapped in a towel or using cold packs on painful joints can help temper joint swelling. These therapies may be applied many times in a day, but cold treatments should be done for a maximum of 20 minutes at a time only.
Non-surgical treatment for joint pain
If these methods fail to work, you should consult Dr. Mahl’s for expert advice. We have several pain management treatments available at our practice, such as Prolotherapy, Orthobiologics, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Stem Cell Therapy in Miami. Treatment will depend on the patient’s specific condition.
According to the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, stem cells have anti-inflammatory properties and can decrease cell death and fibrous tissue formation. Their healing properties are medically beneficial for patients with degenerative joint diseases like osteoarthritis and can relieve pain.
Learn more about Genlife Regenerative Medicine and Pain Clinic, Miami
If you are suffering from joint pain, try the best stem cell therapy being offered in Miami. GenLife Regenerative Medicine is a leading provider of regenerative medicine treatments, including PRP, Prolotherapy, Hormone Replacement Therapy, and stem cell therapy in Miami. Our state-of-the-art facility will host you with warmth, comfort, a welcoming atmosphere, and very friendly personnel!
To receive detailed information about stem cell therapy, contact our clinic directly at our toll-free numbers: (844) 859-7788 or (305) 332-7234.
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