Pain in the knees, back, joints and ankles is common for older people, but recently, it has been affecting young people as well. Our inactive sedentary lifestyle takes a big toll on our joint health, which deteriorate over time and may lead to diseases such as arthritis, gout, bursitis, sprains, strains and other injuries as well.
Sometimes, the pain goes away in less than a couple of weeks, but sometimes, it will stick around and cause numerous other problems. Chronic back pain can significantly affect your quality of life, which is why you need to resolve it as soon as you can.
Knee and leg pain is usually caused by the daily wear and tear of the ligaments and tendons in our body or some kind of injuries. Some types of leg pain are related to lower back problems as well as poor circulation.
Although people usually reach for painkillers in order to relieve it, there’s a simple natural anti-inflammatory smoothie that will treat the pain and its source. Here’s how to prepare it:
Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie To Get Rid Of Joint Pain:
*1-inch piece of ginger
*2 inches turmeric root
*2 celery stalks
*2 cups of chopped pineapple
*½ a teaspoon coconut oil
*A pinch of black pepper
Peel the turmeric, ginger, oranges and lemon, then put all the ingredients in a blender and mix well. Transfer the mixture into a glass jar and your anti-inflammatory smoothie is prepared.
According to recent studies, people eating a high-fiber diet have low levels of C-reactive protein in their blood. This protein has been linked to inflammation as well as joint pain, heart disease and diabetes. This is exactly what the smoothie works on, thanks to the incredible properties of its ingredients.
Here’s how each of the ingredients reduces pain and inflammation in your body:
Pineapple contains a rare and powerful antioxidant known as bromelain that can relieve joint pain and reduce the effects of arthritis. According to some studies, bromelain works even better than most NSAIDs and other anti-inflammatory drugs.
One of the most common causes of leg pain are muscle cramps, which usually occur due to low calcium and potassium levels. According to experts, this can be prevented by adding more vitamin C in your diet, and oranges are abundant in it.
Celery contains numerous essential vitamins including vitamin K, which has been associated with prevention of bone mineralization and abnormal cartilage growth.
Like oranges, pears contain a lot of vitamin C which can prevent arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Besides the high amount of vitamin C, lemons contain a lot of vitamin E as well, which is a powerful antioxidant that can prevent free radical damage and boost the production of collagen in the connective tissues.
Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that can fight lipid compounds, prostaglandins and other compounds which can trigger pain.
Like ginger, turmeric has been found to relieve inflammation in the body. Studies have found that the spice can relieve pain caused by knee osteoarthritis better than Ibuprofen.
If you’re suffering from osteoarthritis and other inflammatory diseases, we suggest trying the remedy. If, however, the pain doesn’t subside after a while, it may be time to pay your doctor a visit.