8 Simple Soothing Ways To Ease Joint Pain

Anam Shahid Mar 11 2016

Your joints bear an unimaginable pressure. They interface with your bones, hold your weight and allow you to move. In spite of the fact that your joints are intended to adapt to the greater part of the stress you put on them, at times they experience the ill effects of wear and tear, and the subsequent joint agony, also called arthralgia, can be extremely uncomfortable.

However, there are ways out there to not only ease, but prevent the pain overall.

1. Turmeric and Ginger Tea

Turmeric and ginger have anti-inflammatory properties that may help soothe rheumatoid joint pain. The curcumin present in turmeric and ginger also helps prevent cancer. You can take these in a capsule or make a decent zesty tea.

You will require:

  • Some water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Honey to taste


Heat some water to the point of boiling, and add ½ teaspoon each of ground ginger and ground turmeric. Lower to simmer and let it be for 10-15 minutes. Strain, add nectar to taste, and gulp down twice every day. This is equivalent to 2 servings.

2. Epsom salt bath

salt bath

Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate, which sounds sort of alarming, yet it’s truly very much a brilliant substance. Magnesium sulfate has been utilized to get help from pain for quite a long time due to large amount of magnesium present.

You will require:

  • 1/2 measure of Epsom salt
  • A substantial dish
  • Warm water


Fill an expansive dish with warm water and add some Epsom salt. Mix it, and submerge your sore joints into the fluid. If you have pain in a less helpful spot to douse, for example, your knees, take a chance at washing up with Epsom salts. Fill a tub brimming with warm water and add some Epsom salt. Splash for 15 minutes the least.

3. Massage with Olive Oil

olive oil

The very consistency of olive oil makes it appear to be something that would grease up your joints and ease joint pain. Well, it actually does. A principle compound present in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), called oleocanthal, restrains incendiary chemicals COX-1 and COX-2, much the same as headache medicine does. The study demonstrated that 1 ½ tablespoons is equivalent to 200-mg of ibuprofen. Although, not each oil is made equivalent.

You will require:

  • 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil


Rub a touch of olive oil onto your sore joints twice every day, massaging every joint tenderly. You may take 2-3 tablespoons every day.

4. Cryotherapy (Ice Therapy)

Icy temperatures lessen blood stream, and subsequently diminish tissue swelling. The first occasion when you experience pain, apply an ice pack on the affected area consistently for most of the day for a span of 15 minutes. The following day, apply the ice just four or five times, still for 15 minutes. This procedure is essential for joint relief. Remember to avoid getting ice in direct contact with the skin, and rather wrap it in a towel or washcloth.

5. Blackstrap Molasses

black strap

High in minerals, such as, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, blackstrap molasses has been an esteemed home solution for joint inflammation for years. Blackstrap molasses is made from the third boiling of the sugar syrup. As a dietary supplement, blackstrap can calm symptoms of joint inflammation and joint pain.

You will require:

  • 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses
  • Some warm water


Heat some water until warm, not hot. Blend in a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses, and drink once every day. Do note that it can have a diuretic effect.

6. Alternative Medicinal Medications


Alternative medicinal practices, such as needle therapy and Bikram yoga, not just enhance joint development, but also lighten the pain and prevent it from occurring again.

7. Exercise


While selecting an activity, pick the one that allows you to move comfortably and does not cause additional pain to the joints, (for example, your knees and ankles). Any physical activity can expand the quality and adaptability of your joints.

8. Rest

One of the most ideal methods for easing joint pain is to get sufficient rest. This will restore vitality, and also allow the body to repair itself normally. Moreover, resting in the middle of times of activity will permit your body to adapt to the requests being made on it, hence counteracting potential joint pain.


Anam Shahid

Anam Shahid:

Anam has always been fond of writing and fiddling with words which allows her to not only express herself but pass them beyond. Graduating as a media student at ICMS, creativity comes to her pieces on its own.