So while pain medications can be a helpful part of a treatment plan for chronic joint pain, care should be taken to use them sparingly. Luckily, there are a lot of natural treatments available that can reduce your dependence on meds by taking care of the factor that drives the pain in the first place – inflammation.
If you are able to reduce your inflammation, your pain will also go down. Your joints will also feel less stiff and will move more easily. A diet high in fruits, vegetables, and plenty of water goes a long way toward naturally reducing inflammation, but it’s not always enough.
To get even more benefit from natural anti-inflammatory substances, we are going to share the recipe for massage oil that is applied topically. It has two active ingredients – olive oil and salt – so you may be eating this oil already. We think you’ll be surprised by how much better you feel if you also rub it into painful joints. For starters, let’s look at each of the individual ingredients.