Creaky knees, stiff knuckles, or achiness all over? You probably never realized how many joints you had in your body before they started hurting! Ouch! Joint pain can be caused by almost any type of injury or health condition, but it's a hallmark of inflammation. That means—yep— if you have an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or psoriatic arthritis, or an infection like Lyme, you're probably all too familiar with joint pain and stiffness. While inflammation is a natural response, our bodies tend to go into overdrive with chronic conditions and may target joint tissues and nerves, sometimes causing crippling pain and swelling. Fortunately, treating the root cause of inflammation will help your joints, too. In the meantime, before you reach for your favorite pain med, try soaking in a warm bath with Epsom salt and getting some exercise (sounds counterintuitive, we know, but it helps lubricate your joints). You can also try supplements like SAM-e, Indian frankincense, and tumeric, or creams with capsaicin. There’s no miracle cure for aching joints (or anything else!), but there are ways to make them feel a lot better, even with inflammation in the mix.
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