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Joint pain is a common health condition caused by manypossible types of the injuries or sprains or even conditions such as osteoarthritisand rheumatoid arthritis. In some rare cases, joint pain can result from tumorsof the joint. It is an extremely bothersome condition that can affect a patient'severyday life.

Causes of joint pain

Such as described, causes of joint pain may be divided intoseveral categories:

Damage or depreciation resulting from ordinary use -overuse, injury or osteoarthritis (most common form of joint inflammation).

Conditions that affect the metabolism - gout and pseudogout, amedical condition resulting from the materials being deposited into the joints.Joints are red, tender, hot and swollen.

Infections of the joint - septic arthritis - an autoimmunedisorder in which the body produces inappropriate immune responses against its owntissues. Conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupuserythematosus may result from autoimmune disorders.


Pain, swelling, stiff and warm joints may suggestinflammationUnexplained joint painUnintended weight loss of 10 pounds or more

Joint mobility may be restricted and it might even be hard topinpoint the actual source of pain.

Herbal Remedies

Plants and plant extracts are often used in the maintenanceof health in humans. Some herbs show especially good effects intreatment of joint pains.

Arthcare oil and capsules: Arthcare works as anti-inflammatory, relieving pain, removing swelling and restoring joint movementwhile strengthening the bone tissues. It also fights against toxins thatimproves blood flow in the affected area fighting against muscular spasm andthus relieving stiffness.

Shallaki: also known as Boswellia serrata makes greatresults in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, chronic colitis and Crohn'sdisease. It reduces joint pain and swelling and increases mobility. It has noknown side-effects.

Ashwagandha: also known as Withania somniferum, a plantoften used to treat rheumatism, high blood pressure, erection problems, tostrengthen immune functions and as an inflammatory agent.

Ginger: also known as Zingiber officinale has been foundeffective in treatment of rheumatism, osteoarthritisor muscular discomfort. The use of powdered ginger brings pain relief with noside effects.

Menthol and camphor: often used as topical analgesics torelieve muscle cramp. Menthol is an organic composition found in peppermint orother mint oils. Camphor is often found in wood of the camphor laurel(Cinnamomum camphora) an evergreen tree found in Asia. It may also occur inspike lavender, hyssop and coriander.


To prevent joint pains means avoiding any injuries. Stayingphysically active, even in old age, is crucial. The movement of the bodyincreases blood circulation and lubricates joints. Toning the muscles canreduce pain by improving posture, alignment and joint mobility.

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