Joint pain is a very common condition that occurs to everyone at least once in life. It can affect the joints in your knees, elbows or shoulders and it mostly happens as a result of aging. However, lately even young people at the age of 25-26 are starting to complain of joint pain, which is really worrying. Joint pain can happen on account of trauma, fractures, heavy lifting, arthritis, rheumatism and a number of other factors.
There are various creams, ointments and gels, over-the-counter medications which are advertised as miraculous and promise amazing results. Still, it’s always better to try some alternative home remedies because they can be really effective and have no unwanted side-effects.
The following natural remedy comes from an Old Russian medical book and has proven to be very beneficial in treating joint pain. It’s really simple to prepare and you don’t need any special ingredients, you have all of this already at home.
- Hot mustard
- Baking soda
- Sea salt
Pour all the ingredients in a ceramic bowl and mix them with a wooden or plastic spoon until you get a homogenous mixture. Once they’re well mixed transfer it in a glass jar and close the lid and your ointment is ready to use.
Apply the ointment on the painful joint, massage it gently to rub it all in and cover it with a plastic wrap. Wrap the affected area in a woolen scarf to keep everything in place, but don’t tie it too tight. Leave the ointment on for 1-2 hours.
For better results you can try to do this treatment before you go to bed and leave the ointment to act during the night because your joints will heal faster if you don’t move so much. When you wake up remove the wraps and rinse the area with warm water.