Ways of Treating Bone Pain

March 5, 2016
What exactly is bone pain, and is it different from muscle or joint pain? Find out all about it here.

Bone pain is a discomfort that’s common in old age and the result of nutrient deficiencies, wear and tear, fractures and other injuries. This pain can affect one or more bones in the body, but generally occurs in the extremities, hands, feet, and heels. Find out about different ways of treating bone pain in this article.

Bone pain is separate from joint and muscle pain. In fact, it’s less common than joint pain. It can be caused by a variety of factors, but, fortunately, it can be treated.

What causes bone pain?

Bones with osteoporosis.

  • Children and adolescents normally experience bone pain during growth spurts
  • Many people experience this pain when they have a cold or the flu
  • Osteoporosis is a more severe cause that must be treated by a specialist. In this case, the bones are malnourished, demineralized and fragile
  • Osteomyelitis or infection in the bones
  • Kidney disease
  • Malnutrition
  • Hemorrhoids and uterine problems
  • Menopause, which weakens the bones and increases the risk of osteoporosis
  • Bone cancer
  • Fractures or injuries
  • Osteoarthritis and arthritis
  • Leukemia
  • Anemia

Tips for treating bone pain

Regardless of the cause, there are a few tips you can use to help reduce this problem and improve your quality of life.

Eat better

The first thing you should do is take a look at your diet to make sure it’s healthy and contains all the essential nutrients. As much as possible, you should eliminate animal fats and eat more fresh and steamed vegetables. Avoid sugar and refined flours, which demineralize the body and rob calcium from the bones.

Fight constipation

A woman with constipation.

Constipation can also lead to uncomfortable pain in the bones. If this is the case, it’s important to do something to combat the problem and cleanse the intestines. Try fruit smoothies or eating papaya, for example.

Rest

Getting enough rest is essential for treating and preventing bone pain. Because of this, you should sleep for 8 hours each night and avoid excessive exertion if you’re experiencing pain in your bones.

Supplements

If you suffer from bone pain or another related problem, then you should increase your consumption of calcium and vitamins A, D, and C, whether in supplement form or through the foods you eat. Citrus fruits, carrots, celery, almonds, nuts, chia seeds, and fish are all foods that you should include more often in your diet.

Relaxation techniques

A woman doing yoga.

Stress is closely linked to bone pain. For this reason, it’s important to take the time to relax and make use of relaxation techniques to get rid of negative emotions.

Read more: 6 Relaxation Exercises to Sleep Peacefully

Natural remedies for treating bone pain

In addition to the above tips, there are a few natural remedies you can use to help reduce the pain.

Special diet

If the pain is caused by an infection, arthritis, a strong strain of the flu, or being overweight, then you can eat a special diet for two days to combat the problem. It consists of only eating pineapple and grapes with their seeds and starting your day with two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.

You should drink plenty of water, and after the two days, you’ll need to adopt a healthy diet that includes fresh vegetables, brown rice, fish, chia seeds, brewer’s yeast and vegetable milks.

Ginger tea

A glass of ginger tea.

Ginger has pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce pain in the bones. This root improves joint health and stimulates the elimination of toxins to keep them from negatively impacting your health.

All you have to do is boil a cup of water and add a teaspoon of grated ginger. Then let it brew for 5 minutes. Drink three times a day.

See also: Ginger and Turmeric for Your Joint Pain Relief

Nettle

This plant possesses diuretic properties that help expel retained fluids in the joints that can cause bone pain. Make a tea with the dried root and drink three times daily.

Juice to reduce pain in the bones

This juice can help reduce pain in the bones thanks to its content of calcium, vitamins A, B, C and E, magnesium and potassium.

Ingredients

  • 8 strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2/3 cup enriched soy milk

Directions

Firstly, wash the strawberries and put them in a blender along with the other ingredients. Then mix well and drink without straining.

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