Bone and joint pain is quite a common issue within the adult population, the cause of which can be varied. For many people this comes in the form of arthritis; however autoimmune disease, bursitis, poor posture & sports injuries can all impact on our bone and joint health.

Genetics can also play a role in our bone and joint health, some people are just born lucky! If you are one of the unlucky ones that wake up in pain or with an aching body that you can’t seem to find a solution for. Then some simple changes to your everyday routine can help improve your bone and joint health.

Let’s take a look at 4 natural remedies that could help you get your dancing shoes back on!

Exercise

So the last thing you feel like doing is exercising! The truth of the matter is any exercise, even something mild like a gentle walk can help ease discomfort and also help strengthen muscle and bone. Many people believe they are suffering from bone or joint pain, when in fact their issues are muscle and ligament issues that can sometimes be improved by exercise. Yoga or pilates is also another gentle and natural remedy for easing bone and joint pain. Remember to listen to your body and not to overdo exercise, always consult your GP for what’s best for you.

Massage

There are many types of massage available from aromatherapy massage to deep tissue massage. Massage can also be used to manipulate ligaments and muscles which may be the underlying cause of bone and joint pain. The use of essential oils can also enhance your massage; we especially like clove oil which has an active pain reliever called eugenol that is used in many over the counter ointments. If you’re looking for a DIY home massage treatment try our relaxing massage oil, blended with lavender, fennel, peppermint, and chamomile.

Magnesium

Nothing beats the age-old treatment of a salt bath, the simple act of bathing in salt dates back to more than 2,700 BC. In fact, Hippocrates himself encouraged the use of salts for their natural healing powers. As magnesium is a known muscle relaxant, there is no better way of absorbing this valuable mineral than transdermally through the skin. If baths aren’t your thing and you’re more of a shower lover you can always use a magnesium spray which can be applied to the affected area to help bring muscle relief.

Turmeric

One of the active compounds of turmeric is curcumin which is known as an anti-inflammatory as well as an antioxidant.  Whilst you might believe eating a curry on a Friday night can help with your curcumin intake, this will not be the case. This is down to the fact that turmeric contains low amounts of curcumin and it is also poorly absorbed by your body. To combat this we believe the use of BetterYou Turmeric spray designed to deliver a greater uptake of the three active curcuminoids, thus ensuring superior absorption to tablets, capsules, and currys!