Joint pain (gout, arthralgia, arthritis) is an ancient disease. Joint is the part where two bones meet. There are approximately 206 bones in a human body which are connected to one another and they together with the joints complete the structure of our body.
Symptoms of joint pain
Having joints pain in normal condition and especially while walking. Swelling, skin getting hot, joints becoming stiff in the morning, etc.
Causes of joint pain
Carelessness in eating and drinking (water etc.), wrong lifestyle and sitting posture, deficiency of vitamin D, extraordinary weight gain, bone injury due to accident, etc., driving a car or riding a motorcycle carelessly and lifting weight, etc.
Joint pain and uric acid
Uric acid causes pain in joints, especially in foot joints. Uric acid is a normal chemical substance that is produced when our food and liquid are digested and leaves our body through urination. When we eat meat and bakery products in an increased quantity, the production of uric acid increases and does not leave the body completely and starts accumulating there. When its quantity increases, it starts to solidify in the form of the grains of salt between joints and when we move, we feel pain in our joints. High uric acid can also cause heart and kidney diseases. Low intake of water also results in an increase of uric acid. High uric acid is such a disease which can be self-controlled through prevention. And it can also be treated with medicines.
Symptoms of high uric acid
As a person places his foot on the ground after getting up in the morning he starts feeling pain in the foreparts of his feet and then different joints of his body.
Effective prescription for joint pain
Dry ginger: 50 grams, Simlo: 50 grams, fenugreek seed: 50 grams, Suranjan Shireen (wild saffron): 50 grams, Mamaikh [مامیخ]: 50 grams.
Take all these herbs of the same weight and then grind them. Take one spoon [approximately 6 grams] with water in the morning and in the evening. اِنْ شَآءَ اللہ عَزَّوَجَلَّ, it relieves every kind of pain related to joints, back, hand and foot. Duration: Till recovery. Instead of using different types of pain killers use this prescription on your doctor’s advice.
Miscellaneous Madani pearls
Take light exercise regularly in order to make your joints active. Take four cups of green tea daily. Sprinkle half a teaspoon of turmeric on food daily before eating it. Eat foods which are rich in calcium such as milk or products made from milk, vegetables such as bottle-gourd i.e. blessed bottle-gourd, Tinday [Indian baby pumpkins], and Turai [ridge gourds], etc. Sit in the sunlight daily for 10 to 15 minutes. Walk bare-footed in the open area. Use capsules of cod liver oil.
Harmful things to patients with painful joints
Do not use the things which cause flatulence and bloating such as potatoes, cauliflower, taro, peas, brinjal, gram lentils, liver, feet of animal, beef, a kind of bean lentils [Daal Mash], very cold water and rice, etc. Patients with painful joints should not use these things.
Best massage oil for joint pain
Qust Talkh [قُسْط تَلْخ]: 25 grams, Ratan Jot: 12 grams, Sat Ajwain [سَتْ اَجْوَائِن] [species of aniseed having the flavour of caraway]: 10 grams, sesame seed oil: 250 grams.
thickly Qust Talkh and Ratan Jot and then cook them in sesame seed oil for few
minutes. When they turn brown to some extent, remove them from the stove and
sieve them through a cloth. Crush Sat Ajwain and add it to the oil. Massage the
painful area with this oil lightly with your hand twice a day.
اِنْ شَآءَ اللہ عَزَّوَجَلَّ, it is beneficial for every kind of pain.
Amulet for pain in hands and feet
Write or get ‘یَا حَیُّ یَا قَیُّوْمُ’ written 786 times on a piece of paper then wrap the paper like an amulet and then have it plastic coated, sew it in rexine or cloth etc., and then tie it around your arm or around your neck. اِنْ شَآءَ اللہ عَزَّوَجَلَّ, the influence of evil eye will go away. It is also beneficial for those who feel pain in their hands and feet, اِنْ شَآءَ اللہ عَزَّوَجَلَّ. (Beemar ‘Aabid, pp. 35)
Spiritual and home remedies for joint pain
1 Pain that occurs in any part of the body such as the backbone, knees, joints, etc., اِنْ شَآءَ اللہ عَزَّوَجَلَّ will go away if you keep reciting ‘یَا غَنِیُّ’ all the time.
2 Eat two roasted potatoes (with their skins) by adding a little ginger to it. اِنْ شَآءَ اللہ عَزَّوَجَلَّ it will relieve joint pain.
3 Add one spoon cod liver oil (it can be found from medical store) to a half glass of pure musambi (a variety of citrus fruit) juice and first time drink it daily for four days continuously at 11:00 am and then drink it after every 15 days continuously for two days at the same time for four months. This treatment is more suitable in winter. During this treatment eat more fruits that have cold efficacy such as sweet lemons, musambi, pineapples and pomegranates, etc.
4 Eat Gheekawar (aloe vera) Halvah on an empty stomach in the morning. (It can be found in the market.)
5 Mix onion juice with black mustard seed oil and massage joints with it. It will open the stiffness in joints and بفضلہٖ تعالٰی you will feel relief.
6 If your doctor permits, take one Neuromet tablet daily with water after meal. It is effective in joint pain. It can be taken daily even more than one in consultation with the doctor. If pain intensity decreases, it can be taken with a gap in the routine as well. Such medicines should not be taken continuously [without any gap], but rather one should stop taking it in the middle of the course for a few days. For example, if someone has taken it continuously for 12 days, he can stop it for 7 or 12 days and then restart it if needed. (Gharaylu ‘Ilaj, pp. 82)
7 Boil fenugreek seeds with jaggery [i.e. make Joshanda Kahwah by boiling them] and then use it. It will relieve backache and joint pain.
8 Grind 10 grams of fresh fenugreek leaves with water and take them in the morning on an empty stomach for [relieving] gout (i.e. joint pain). (Maythi kay 50 Madani Phool, pp. 3)
O Allah Almighty! Bless us with the cure for all the diseases including joint pain and give us Taufeeq to use our body parts in Your worship and obedience!
اٰمِيۡن بِجَاهِ النَّبِيِّ الۡاَمِيۡن صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم
Yeh un kay sabz Gumbad per ba-shakl-e-noor likha hay
Woh achchay ho kay jatay hayn jo yaan beemar aatay hayn
Note: The medical scrutiny of this article has been carried out by Muhammad Kamran Ishaaq Attari, the doctor of Majlis Tibbi ‘Ilaj (Dawat-e-Islami), and an expert Hakeem, Jameel Ahmad Nizami Sahib.
 Joshanda: A decoction of herbs, especially one used to treat common cold.