Applying heated bags filled with buckwheat or other small grains are an excellent way to relieve pain due to joint injury. Putting a bag in the microwave and then placing it over the area will help prepare the joint for massage, which is best done with eucalyptus or castor oil. Steam baths are also good ways to soothe aching joints, especially before a massage.
Calcium helps build strong bones and healthy joints, especially when combined with magnesium, which assists in its absorption.
Omega 3, 6, and 9 helps prevent and reduce joint inflammation. The Omegas are made of long chains of linoleic and alpha-linolenic acids that help reduce inflammation as well as boost the immune system, regulate blood pressure, lower insulin sensitivity, and more. You can buy Omega 3, 6, and 9 in gel cap form, or get your daily dose from flax seed or borage oil. Put the oil on your salads or add it to any smoothie to get the best results.
Vitamins E and C heal and help repair muscles, ligaments, and cartilage. They also help to reduce bruising while contributing to overall health.
Note: Before embarking on a supplement protocol, be sure to consult with your healthcare provider. Always buy organic formulas as they are easier to absorb.
Foods for Joint Health