A joint pain could be caused as result of a strain, sprain or some other injury affecting the ligaments or tendons surrounding a joint. Alternately, a joint pain could result from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or gout.

While the pain could occur in any part of the body, knees, shoulders and hips are most vulnerable.

Home remedies could be very effective for healing a joint pain but severe joint pain, when caused by degenerative conditions like arthritis needs proper diagnosis and treatment. Alternately, one must make sure that one consults a doctor in case the joint pain is accompanied by redness or swelling, or lasts for more than three days.

Let's run through some of the most effective home remedies for pain in joints:

1. Massage:

A massage simply works towards improving circulation and soothing inflammation. And a regular massage can be very helpful for reducing pain, stiffness and also the range of motion in the affected joint.

For massaging the affected area, some of the best alternatives include warm oil, such as coconut, olive, mustard, castor or garlic oil, and one must apply mild pressure while doing the massage.

2. Hot and Cold Compress:

A hot and cold compress could have been a very effective way to let one overcome joint pain. With heat therapy, the pain decrees, one is able to increase blood flow and relax sore muscles and joints.

In the same way, cold therapy numbs areas around the affected joints while reducing inflammation. One must go about with the hot and cold compress for an ailing joint in the following way.

o Wrap both compresses in separate towels before using them. They should not be applied directly to the skin.

o Place the hot compress on the affected area for around three minutes.

o Remove the compressor and immediately replace this with a cold compress.

o Repeat the process for 15-20 minutes every day.

But one must try and make sure that one does not use the hot compress if the area is red, bruised or irritated.

3. Fenugreek:

Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make fenugreek a popular home remedy. In particular, it is beneficial if one is suffering from arthritis.

For healing a joint pain, you must use Fenugreek in the following way.

o Swallow one teaspoon of finely ground fenugreek seeds and top it off with a glass of lukewarm water. Doing so every morning is sure to give a positive result.

o Alternately, you could soak one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in water overnight, and consume these next morning.

4. Garlic:

Garlic is highly beneficial for someone suffering from arthritis and joint pain, mainly due to its high sulfur and selenium content. While sulphur helps relieve joint pain and inflammation, it also has anantirheumatic effect.

Similarly, high selenium content works very effectively for someone afflicted by arthritis because arthritic patients tend to have low blood selenium levels.

For healing a joint pain, you must choose to use garlic in following ways.

o Have raw or cooked garlic as a part of your diet, and it pretty much safe to consume 2 or 3 cloves every day.

o Or you may use garlic as a topical remedy.

– Fry two garlic cloves in two tablespoons of mustard or sesame oil. When the cloves turn black, turn off the heat and strain the oil.

– Allow the oil to cool until it is comfortably warm.

– Massage it into the skin around the affected area.

– Leave it on for three hours before washing it off. Doing it twice daily could be a very effective way to heal your joint pain.