Inflammation causes pain thru activation of chemicals called cytokines and substance p at joints, muscles and nerves. Chronic inflammation means chronic pain. Additionally, excess inflammation has been associated with cancers and with heart disease, the latter thru inflammation of the vascular system, generating plaque formation inside arteries.
In addition to injuries which naturally elicit inflammation, a major source of tissue inflammation is one's diet. The more inflammatory the diet, the more inflammation and pain the person is apt to have.
Inflammation = Pain Pain = Inflammation
Our Anti-Pain Diet Guide is Below;
Below That are the 11 Supplements Which Combat Joint Pain
Boswellia extract supports joint comfort and flexibility — and starts balancing inflammatory response in as little as 5 days! The Biblical incense frankincense was an extract from the resin of the tree Boswellia sacra.
Glucosamine (found naturally in the shells of shellfish; o/w synthesized)
Helps keep joints lubricated, promotes proper joint function, and supports healthy inflammatory response
Chondroitin (a chain of sulfated sugars, derived from cow trachea, and pig snouts & ears) Blocks enzymes that break down cartilage and supports normal joint fluid balance
Bromelain (a protein derived from pineapples)
Puts the brakes on joint pain, swelling, and irritation
Turmeric (derived from the curcuma plant, in the ginger family)
With its active ingredient curcumin, turmeric reduces chemical irritation to the soft tissues around joints to reduce pain, swelling, and stiffness
Green Tea Leaf Extract (derived from Camellia plant; contains anti-inflammatory polyphenols) Contains powerful antioxidant EGCG to block free radicals and pain-producing chemical joint irritants
Pomegranate Fruit Extract (fruit that originates in Iran & India; strong anti-oxidant) Slows deterioration of cartilage and reduces joint-irritating inflammatory chemicals
Piperine (alkaloid from black pepper; modulates pain receptors)
Helps reduce cartilage destruction and provides further antioxidant benefit
Holy Basil (from your garden or grocery store) Inhibits COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes that cause joint irritation
Vitamin C (native in many fruits; widely available in stores)
Lowers risk of cartilage loss and joint damage progression
Vitamin E (supports regeneration of damaged tissues)
Defends against joint-damaging free radicals and supports balanced inflammatory process
Some of these and other supplements have a strong anti-pain research base; others not so much. However, including the above agents in your diet or supplement regiment is likely to reduce your inflammatory pain load to some degree.