Lifting something too heavy or not picking things properly, or a sudden shock can cause strain and sprain in the joints.
Obesity is one of the most common reasons behind joint pain. The more the weight is put on a joint, the more stressed the joint becomes. It causes inflammation around the joint area leading to pain.
OVERUSE OF A SPECIFIC JOINT (WRIST PAIN)
Using a specific joint like the wrist while working on a computer for a prolonged period of time leads to swelling and throbbing pain in the joint.
CROSSING YOUR LEGS
Sitting while crossing your legs for a long duration may seem normal, but it leads to stiffness and pain around the knee joint. It over-stretches the muscles and ligaments around the knee putting more pressure on it.
STARING AT YOUR CELLPHONES/ HUNCHING TOWARDS COMPUTER
Moving your head forwards while staring at your cellphone or hunching forward while working puts pressure on your neck and joints in the back. It causes discomfort around the joint and leads to debilitating pain.
Poor ergonomics for an extended period can cause constant pain and numbness around frequently used joints.
SLEEPING ON YOUR STOMACH
Sleeping on your position is a bad position for your neck and spine. It adds extra pressure on the neck joint causing it to pain and become stiff.
Stress is a commonplace in every person’s life. Sometimes stress can cause muscles to over-stretch and triggers inflammation and pain around the joint.
POOR NUTRITIONAL HEALTH
Lack of vitamins and nutrients like protein and calcium in diet can lead to pain around the joints making them weak and prone to injuries.
MAINTAINING PROPER WEIGHT AND DIET
Activities like walking, swimming, climbing stairs and bicycling can help to maintain a healthy weight as well as keeps you physically fit.
Control your blood sugar. Avoid eating highly processed food.
Include food products like fish, green leafy vegetables, olive oil, garlic and nuts and green tea in your diet.
Stay hydrated. Drink at least 4-5 liters of water every day.
Wear proper footwear with comfortable cushioning. Proper footwear often provide relief and improve joint function for those suffering from joint pain.
Avoid lifting heavy weight. If necessary, balance the weight equally..
heating pad for about 15-20 minutes within every 2 hours as it increases the blood flow and
makes your muscles feel relaxed.
Wrapping the affected area with elastic medical bandage can help to reduce pain and swelling. Wrap around the bandage, keep it snugly but not too tight, do not block the blood flow. If you feel numb around the affected area, quickly loosen the bandage.
Performing Yoga aasanas can be a great remedy to treat your knee pain. It is effective and provide pain relief as it relaxes the tensed muscles. You can perform aasanas like the Urdhva Mukhi Marjari Asana or Vrikshasana to cure joint pain happening due to arthritis.
Supportive devices such as a brace, cane, or in-shoe orthotic device, can help to support the joint and allow for easier movement. For a better pain relief, you can also apply Zandu Fast Relief Gel/ Zandu Fast Relief Ointment over the affected area.
PHYSIO EXERCISES AT HOME
Performing gentle exercises everyday can help to reduce the pain around the shoulders and increases flexibility. You can adapt to the exercises included in Tai chi which is a great reliever of joint pain. For joint specific pain relief exercises refer to the individual joint pain pages.