5 Remedies For Bone Pain
Both a good diet and good exercise are essential to prevent and relieve bone pain.
Bone pain can affect anyone, and it’s important to know that the healthy functioning of the skeletal system depends on many factors. These include exercise and having a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, as well as appropriate care following an injury (fracture or broken bone).
However, people who suffer from osteoporosis are more prone to suffer injuries.
This disease makes the bones weaker because it decreases the bone mass. Then, this affects the proteins and mineral salts that make up the bone. For this reason, the bone is less resistant and more prone to breaking.
Follow our advice today to have stronger bones.
1. Foods rich in vitamin D
Vitamin D is the vitamin that promotes the absorption of calcium into the bones. Thus, it helps with the mineralization of the bones.
A lack of vitamin D, as this study from the U.S. National Library of the Medicine, affirms, is due to poor dietary habits or lack of sun exposure.
In serious cases, this can give rise to illnesses like rickets among children or osteomalacia in adults.
It also affects the liver and weakens the maintenance of the organs because it impedes the regulation of calcium and phosphorus in the blood.
Natural foods rich in vitamin D include oily fish. Oily fish contains between 2% and 5% of fat, which makes it rich in protein. It also contains between 7 and 22 ug of of vitamin D per 100 grams.
This group includes:
One of the best ways to prepare this food rich in vitamin D is smoked on a low heat. This way, it will lose the least quantity of the healthy properties offered.
We recommend you read: Should We Take Vitamin D as a Supplement?
2. Cod liver oil
Extracted from cod liver, this oil is used as an essential remedy to fight arthrosis, an illness that affects the joints, wearing them away, and causing pain and discomfort in the bones.
This is due to its high content in Omega-3 fatty acids, which, according to this study, carried out by the University of Chile, can reduce inflammation.
In the past, it was recommended for the development of the skeletal system in children. However, nowadays it’s used as a supplement to improve pain symptoms.
Ginger is a root with natural painkilling and anti-inflammatory properties, it helps to reduce the pain caused by bone diseases like arthritis. In fact, according to this study carried out by the Qasvin University of Iran, ginger is just as effective as ibuprofen.
It can be used in different ways, although the most common options are ginger tea and compresses. In both cases the ginger is pulped and combine with hot water.
It’s most commonly used as an infusion.
- 1 tablespoon of nettle (15 g)
- 1 cup of water (250 ml)
- Heat the water and, when it boils, add the nettle.
- Leave it to infuse for 10 minutes, strain and drink.
It’s recommended to drink three cups a day to help with the circulation of the blood.
Similarly to nettle, chamomile oil has anti-inflammatory properties that will help you with bone pain, as this study (scroll down for text in English) carried out by the University of Camiguey in Cuba confirms.
Apply it with massages and try to cover the affected area with movements that help with circulation.
These remedies can help to relieve pain and discomfort, but we recommend that to go to see your doctor to receive a more thorough diagnosis.