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Natural Remedies for Joint Pain

By Erik Gans, 8:00 am on

Seniors and older adults often experience joint pain. Whether pain is the result of a chronic condition or from a busy physical day, it’s important that seniors and their caregivers understand available options for how to alleviate joint pain. While there are some medications that can be prescribed to older adults, there are ways to reduce or even eliminate joint pain naturally.

Ginger Tea

Both ginger and tea are independently used to treat a variety of illnesses and age-related issues, so it isn’t surprising that the combination can help to promote overall health and wellness. Ginger tea contains an anti-inflammatory substance, which can help to alleviate pain and discomfort from both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.

It’s important to keep in mind that a senior may not experience results right away. Try to encourage a cup of ginger tea into your loved one’s daily regimen at least once a day and monitor pain to see if the tea provides benefits.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is a great natural remedy for joint pain. The active ingredient that helps with pain is called oleocanthal, and it helps inhibit inflammatory enzymes. The same active ingredient is found in Advil and ibuprofen.

The easiest way for your loved one to get his or her dose of extra virgin olive oil is orally. If you provide care for an aging parent or loved one and prepare his or her meals, add two or three tablespoons twice a day to their meals. If they are willing, you can also rub the oil on the specific locations that are causing pain.

Apple Cider Vinegar 

Because of apple cider vinegar’s alkalizing affect, it helps reduce the amount of accumulative toxins currently located in connective tissues and joints. The result is natural relief form pain in the affected joints.

While the best way to apply apple cider vinegar is to mix it with extra virgin olive oil, you can also mix two to three tablespoons of the vinegar with a little honey into a cup of warm water and serve it to your parents as a comforting drink.

Ensuring Safety, Comfort & Quality of Life

If your aging parent or loved one experiences joint pain that prevents him or her from performing daily activities, make sure their needs are met by enlisting in the help of a professional home caregiver. Caregivers can assist your loved one on an as-needed basis, preparing nutritious meals, helping with laundry and household tasks, offering medication reminders and much more.

Provide your loved one with the assistance and care they need and deserve, and schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation with a friendly Care Manager from Home Care Assistance of Fairfield. We are a trusted local home care agency and are here to help 24/7 – call 203-955-1915 today.