In very broad terms, we can experience pain in our joints after there has been damage or deterioration to the tendons, cartilage, ligaments or bursa sacs that surround them. This damage could be caused by injury or because of conditions like gout, arthritis or tendinitis.
Aging is one of the main reasons we start to develop progressive joint pain. This is because the cartilage between the joints that usually prevent the bones from rubbing together wears thin over time. When the cartridge is worn down, it can cause inflammation and pain. The good news is there are safe and effective joint pain remedies available for each situation.
How a chiropractor can help
A chiropractor is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Their primary care will not include surgical interventions or prescriptive medication. A chiropractor can recommend joint pain treatment from a variety of natural remedies which include homeopathic medicines.
Homeopathic Treatment of Joint Pains
There is a wide range of homeopathic medicines that are recommended specifically as joint pain remedies. The joint that’s injured will help determine which remedy your chiropractor chooses. Top rated homeopathic remedies for joint pain include Rhus Tox, Bryonia, Colchicum, Ruta and Ledum Pal.
Homeopathic medicines are safe because they are mostly derived from plant sources. They work by stimulating the body’s ability to heal from within.
Specific remedies for specific joints
Rhus Tox is known to be one of the most effective remedies for joint pain. It shows remarkable results in reducing both pain and stiffness in the any joint, whether the pain is related to injury, over-exertion or rheumatic symptoms.
Other homeopathic remedies are composited to work on the pain in specific joints. For example, Sanguinaria Can and Ferrum Met are used for pain in shoulder joints; Bryonia and Ruta for elbow joints; Actaea Spicata and Rhododendron for wrists; and Caulophyllum or Lithium for pain in finger joints. Similarly, Aesculus and Colocynth are effective on pain in the hip joints; Ledum Pal and Ruta for ankle joints; and Colchicum or Ledum Pal for toe joints.
Over and above the homeopathic medicines, your chiropractor may prescribe a series of exercises and stretches which you can learn at their practice and then repeat at home. These will help to strengthen the injured area and increase flexibility which will improve the pain overall.
The chiropractor may also choose to use a technique like ultrasound and low-level electrical stimulation. This technique can help alleviate pain and repair proper joint function. Other techniques include manual manipulation of the spine joints to improve alignment.
A better life
There are opportunities to improve your quality of life by dealing with joint pain in a safe, natural and effective way.