Joint Pain with Lyme Disease

 Arthritic pain and swelling joints are a primary symptom of Lyme.  The nagging chronic pain convinces non-Lyme doctors that you have arthritis, but Lyme is the Great Imitator - in fact Lyme was originally called "Lyme Arthritis."  Fortunately, many of the treatments for arthritis pain work well for Lyme disease. 

One of the most important remedies that you can provide yourself is to massage the aching joints as frequently and for as long as possible.

Anti-ache Herbal Pain Relief Creme

Massage with this cream is even more beneficial. Derma-e Skin Care provides a combination of healing herbs and homeopathic remedies such as Calendula, Peppermint, Arnica and Hypericum to give immediate and lasting relief. The topical cream is non-greasy, and penetrates quickly and deeply to instantly ease joint and body pain.

Green Lipped Mussel

Green Lipped Mussels are harvested from New Zealand where they have l ong been treasured by the Maori race as a food that alleviated misery from arthritis. Evidence from recent scientific study shows that this natural food helps increase joint mobility and inhibit inflammation . Inflammation is a normal immune response, so with Lyme disease, it not only affects joints but the entire body.  Green Lipped Mussels also relieve the pain associated with inflammation, and because it is a natural food, it is completely bio-available.


Heal-Joint is an all-natural herbal formula containing Brigham Herb¸ Hydrangea Root¸ Yucca¸ Chaparral¸ Lobelia¸ Burdock Root¸ Sarsaparilla¸ Wild Lettuce¸ Valerian¸ Wormwood¸ Cayenne¸ Black Cohosh¸ and Black Walnut. This organic formula is rich in natural calcium and has been used historically for arthritis/rheumatism and will detoxify as well as acting as a solvent for the accepted (but not assimilated) calcium deposits; These herbs also relieve pain, kill fungus and infection over time.


There is ample evidence that the herb Devil's Claw reduces inflammation and pain associated with arthritis. It is also used for joint mobility. Phyto-Joint is made of 100% powdered Devil's Claw which is also completely bioavailable.

White Willow Bark

The use of willow bark dates back to the time of Hippocrates (400 BC) when patients were advised to chew on the bark to reduce fever and inflammation. Willow bark has been used throughout the centuries in China and Europe, and continues to be used today for the treatment of pain (particularly low back pain and osteoarthritis), headache, and inflammatory conditions such as bursitis and tendinitis.

The bark of white willow contains salicin, which is a chemical similar to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) and is thought to be responsible for the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects of the herb. In fact, in the 1800s, salicin was used to develop aspirin. White willow appears to be slower than aspirin to achieve any effects, but those effects may last longer.

Planetary Formulas has combined White Willow Bark with several other soothing botanicals to make a more potent pain reliever that is gentle to the stomach.


Body aches create anxiety in people with Lyme disease, and we stiffen involuntarily due to the many symptoms we are required to handle at once. Therefore, GABA is essential for relieving body aches through natural relaxation. Read more about GABA here.

author disclaimer

The author of this website is not a licensed medical practitioner.  This information is based on her research and experience. This website is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure disease, and is not a substitute for consultation with a physician.  If you are sick, please consult a licensed medical practitioner.



Jenna Seaver author of lyme disease resource

Jenna in Maui



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