There are five remedies to reduce joint pain and inflammation: bromelain, turmeric, devil’s claw, white willow bark and egg membrane. “When a patient mentions one of these natural remedies I recommend that they contact their physician, just to make sure there’s no contraindication for this specific patient taking one of these,” says Fernando Vega, Physical Therapist at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Institute.
He explains bromelain is a natural anti-inflammatory found in pineapples; devil’s claw is a herb that patients are taking to decrease their inflammation and egg membrane helps to keep our joints healthy.
Now we’re going to talk about some of the natural anti-inflammatories and I know that we have kind of a list about some of these remedies if you will to help reduce joint pain so Fernando why don’t you kind of walk us through here and tell us about each one how it works. So my first recommendation when a patient mentions one of these are really any natural remedy I recommend that they contact their physician just to make that there’s no contraindication for this specific patient taking one of these these five are very common we get these questions all the time bromelain the first one there is it’s a natural anti-inflammatory found in pineapples turmeric also is very common we get that question all the time devil’s claw is an herb that patients are taking to decrease their inflammation and the one the last one their egg membrane what that is it’s basically the building blocks of our joints so it’s not really an anti-inflammatory it’s more of a builder of our joints just to keep our joints healthy. Okay good to know and as you mentioned very important I think is just to make sure you do check with your physician if your may be taking any other medications before you just pick up a supplement decide to start taking it right okay how about some other anti-inflammatory benefits I’ve heard things like bananas might have some qualities is that true? Absolutely yes there is anti-inflammatory qualities in bananas.