Achy Joints – How Salts Can Help Relieve Pain

Joint Aches

No matter if we are talking the knee, hip or shoulder - a very high percentage of the population suffers from painful joints and weak points in the skeleton.  Often it is related to damage due to wear and tear (arthritis) for example high sportive strain during youth or as a result of extreme sports such as gymnastics or highland dancing or a factory worker who has repetitively had to make the same piece of clothing and of course massage therapists.

Or the joints are wrongly or heavily strained due to long-time over-weight.  The  articular cartilages in particular are barely able to recover from damages.  Without cartilage the bones directly rub on each other.  Sharp ledges appear which trigger pain.  The joint can get inflammed and pain increases.

The Correct Schussler Salts

The salts No 11 Silica and No 2 Calcium Phosphate provide the bone structure with more firmness and protect the bones of injuries.  Essentially involved in the renewal of cartilage e.g. meniscus are No 8 Sodium Chloride and No 1 Calcium Fluoride.

Further Advice

Sport increases well-being, keeping joints flexible and strengthens the muscles.  Swimming especially relieves the joints.  If the weight-bearing joints are healthy, people affected an also hike or jog.  This gets the circulation going, activates the immune system and keeps the joints flexible.

Simple hot and cold treatments can make a world of difference when it comes to arthritis pain. Long, warm showers or baths — especially in the morning — help ease stiffness in your joints. Use an electric blanket or moist heating pad at night to keep your joints loose.

Cold treatments are best for relieving joint pains, swelling, and inflammation. Wrap a  gel ice pack or a bag of frozen vegetables in a towel and apply it to painful joints for quick relief.  Many patients also have good experiences with changing their diets, more seafoods such as salmon or mackerel, lots of vegetable oils and less animal fats.