Shoulder Pain and Natural Anti-inflammatories
If you are looking for a more natural way to reduce shoulder inflammation then you should consider trying some natural anti-inflammatories.
NSAID’s and other anti-inflammatories may help to reduce inflammation but they often come with nasty side effects whereas natural anti-inflammatories are less toxic and assist your body without these negative side effects.
Types of Natural Anti-inflammatories?
Natural anti-inflammatories may come in the form of foods, supplements, herbs or other natural treatments.
Anti-inflammatory foods include olive oil, flax oil, fish oil, soybeans and soymilk, strawberries, blueberries and some other berries.
You should also stay away from foods that cause or aggravate inflammation such as red meat, French fries sugary foods, and fast foods.
When it comes to supplements omega 3 is a great natural anti-inflammatory, as is bioflavonoids and Glucosamine sulphate.
Herbs and spices that have a natural anti-inflammatory action are boswellia, ginger, turmeric, Devil’s claw, rosemary, piper nigrum, Indian Ginseng, and many others.
Other Ways to Reduce Shoulder Inflammation
Apart from anti-inflammatory foods there are also other natural methods that can help to reduce shoulder inflammation.
One of these is ice therapy. Using an ice pack on your shoulder for a few minutes at a time regularly can help to reduce inflammation.
Low-level laser therapy is another more natural way to reduce shoulder inflammation and you can have this done at a physiotherapist for a few minutes a couple of times a week when inflammation is acute.
Shea butter has also been known to have anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin and is easily absorbed.
Where to Buy Natural Anti-inflammatories?
Natural anti-inflammatories that come from food sources such as olive oil, soymilk, and berries can usually be found at your local supermarket, but what about some of the other options?
Supplements such as omega 3 and Glucosamine sulphate can be found at your local health store or pharmacist and herbs and spices can either be grown, found at health stores, pharmacists (in supplement form), and some may even be found at your supermarket.
Why Reducing Inflammation Helps Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain can often be caused by inflammation. When the shoulder becomes inflamed pressure may be placed on the nerves or the ligaments and tendons may become pinched in the joints thus causing pain and injury.
By reducing inflammation you help to reduce this pressure and more space is opened up between the joints and the tendons and ligaments so allowing them to function properly.
Prescription drug anti-inflammatories such as NSAID’s may be able to reduce inflammation but they often come with negative side effects, such as stomach irritation.
Natural anti-inflammatories are kinder to your body and can be easily obtained through your supermarket, health store or pharmacist.