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How to Get Rid of Joint Pain Naturally – Part 2

Get Rid of Joint Pain Naturally - Part 2As I mentioned in the first part of this two part series, the extreme weather and excessive snow amounts in much of the United States can cause havoc on the joints. Here are the additional five ways to reduce joint pain naturally.

6. Exercise

While many are getting extra exercise while snow shoveling, this may mean the movement experienced is outside of the normal limits of your pain tolerance. When this happens, slow down and take a break to not cause further pain to the joints. Sometimes joint pain can be relieved by enjoying minor stretching and exercising. The benefit of exercise, such as low impact exercises as shown in these exercise videos in the Traverse Bay Farms Video library, is to help to strengthen flexibility and your muscles, thus helping to increase your overall body.

7. Physical therapy

This is greatly beneficial since physical therapists are specially trained and are very knowledgeable about the movement of the body. Enjoying a physical therapy consultation may greatly in reducing your joint pain.

8. Take a break and Rest

Sometimes, it is wise to simply take a break and relax after shoveling snow or other activities. Taking some extra time can help to reduce joint pain and help to restore your energy. While doing this consider adding a heating pad or enjoy some cold therapy to further bring the tolerance down.

9. Topical Creams

Topical creams are become more popular for those individuals seeking joint pain relief naturally. The topical may help to soothe minor joint pain. Topicals are available in lotions, gels and creams so they offer a good selection for your to chose from. There different types of topicals including:
  • Capsaicin: This type of cream is derived from chili peppers and causes a burning sensation. This type of cream tends to work on the joints closest to the skin including the fingers and hands.
  • Counterirritants: These usually has a strong aroma including menthol, wintergreen or eucalyptus. Depending the “flavor” your select you may feel either heat or coolness when you apply to the joint area.
  • Salicylates: The topical creams that contain this ingredient may assist with reducing joint inflammation or minor pain relief. Make sure to talk with your doctor before you start any joint pain relief routine.

10. Schedule a Doctor’s Appointment

If you’re suffering from joint pain, it is important to schedule an appointment with your doctor. This will allow a professional to properly assess you individual situation and assist in any to reduce your joint pain. Finally, while you're relaxing why not enjoy a glass of tart cherry juice. It's a great way to enjoy the day and relax at the same time. Note: This information is not medical advice. Consult your doctor immediately if you suffer from any sort of joint pain.
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