Arthritis and joint pain.We take the freedom of movement for granted, until it becomes limited. The cause of this for many people comes in the form of arthritis, or the inflammation of one or more of your joints. There are two main kinds, osteo and rheumatoid, both of which affect the joint in different ways. Osteo arthritis is when the cartilage between bones wears down, until bone grates on bone. Rheumatoid is little less.
cushion between your bones and joints gets damaged and increases the friction between the bones, you get osteoarthritis. While there is no permanent cure for arthritis (except, of course, joint replacement surgeries), there are many herbal and home remedies to manage the symptoms of arthritis including pain and stiffness. Proper diet, lifestyle changes and these home remedies can save you from becoming immobile and lead a normal life.
Arthritis & Joint Pain Effective Improve Tips1. Turmeric & Ginger Tea
Turmeric and ginger are both anti-inflammatorys, and will help with oseto and rheumatoid arthritis. Turmeric in particular has gotten a lot of attention lately. Its active ingredient is something called curcumin, which is a powerful antioxidant. In addition, it lowers the levels of 2 enzymes responsible for causing inflammation (which is what we’re often fighting with arthritis.) You can take these in a capsule form or make a nice spicy tea to enjoy daily.
- -2 cups of water
- -1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- -1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- -Honey to taste
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and had ½ teaspoon each ground ginger and ground turmeric. Reduce to a simmer and let it be for 10-15 minutes. Strain, add honey to taste, and enjoy twice daily. This yields 2 servings.
turmeric for arthritis
2. Epsom salt soak
Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate which sounds kind of scary, but it’s really quite a wonderful substance. A naturally occurring mineral, magnesium sulfate has been used to get relief from pain for years, namely because of its high levels of magnesium (more on magnesium below.)
You will need…
- -1/2 cup of Epsom salt
- -A large bowl
- -Warm water
Fill a large bowl with warm water and add ½ cup of Epsom salt. Stir it around, and then submerge your sore joints in the liquid. If you are experiencing pain in a less convenient place to soak, such as your knees, try taking a bath with Epsom salts. Run a tub full of warm water and add 2 cups of Epsom salt. Soak for 15 minutes (at least.)epsom salt soak.
3. Get more magnesium (seriously.)
Magnesium is something our bodies need, but we can’t make it ourselves. It is used in over 300 different biomechanical responses in our body. It relaxes all our muscles and nerve endings, relieving stiffness and pain. It is even part of what makes our heart beat. Not only does it relax muscles and ease pain (this goes for arthritis pain too, of course) it helps bones to mineralize. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition conducted one of many studies on magnesium that showed people who had a diet high in magnesium/took supplements had higher bone density, and overall stronger bones. There are several ways to get more magnesium and utilize it for arthritis in particular.
Supplements: Magnesium capsules are a good thing to add to your day-to-day life, but they work best when used in conjunction with an improved diet.
Diet: Really this is the clincher-as great as supplements are, they can’t do everything. Eat foods that are high in magnesium, which include dark leafy greens (like spinach), nuts, and legumes (beans.)
Oil: There is magnesium oil that can be applied topically and absorbed through the skin. Try rubbing it on sore joints to relieve pain.
4. Lubricate With Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The very consistency of olive oil makes it seem like something that would lubricate your joints and ease arthritis pain, and it turns out, it actually does. A main compound in extra virgin olive oil just like Advil or aspirin does. The study showed that 1 ½ tablespoons is equal to 200-mg of ibuprofen. However, not every oil is created equal. Heat destroys oleocanthal, so it is necessary to use extra virgin olive oil or “cold-pressed.” The ripeness of the olives at the time they were pressed also determines the level of oleocanthal-generally the stronger tasting the oil, the higher the level there is present. It can be taken internally to reap the benefits, but being high in calories consider replacing any fats, such as butter, with it in cooking instead.
You will need. 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
Rub a bit of olive oil onto your sore joints twice a day, massaging in to each one gently. You can also take 2-3 tablespoons daily, but be sure to give up some other form of fat due to the high calorie count in the oil (rest easy, these are good calories.)olive oil arthritis remedy.
5. Dandelion Leaves
Incredibly high in vitamins A and C, dandelion leaves can help repair damaged tissue and help the liver clear toxins out of the blood. Studies, although limited, have also shown anti-inflammatory properties due to the linoleic and linoleic acid in them. Linoleic is an essential fatty acid required by the body to produce prostaglandin-which basically regulates immune responses and suppresses inflammation. Because of its involvement with immune responses, dandelion shows great potential when it comes to treating rheumatoid arthritis in particular. You can enjoy dandelion leaves in nice salad, or brew tea with them.
You will need…
-3 teaspoons of fresh dandelion leaves, or 1 teaspoon of dried
-1 cup of boiling water
-A handful of fresh leaves (if making a salad)
-A dash of extra virgin olive oil (if making a salad)
For fresh dandelion tea, step 3 teaspoons of fresh leaves or 1 teaspoon dried in 1 cup of boiling water. Strain and drink twice daily. Dandelion tea is very bitter…you have been warned! You can add honey to sweeten it up if you’d like. To make a salad, simply toss the greens in with another recipe, or eat them plain with a bit of extra virgin olive oil. Older leaves can be gently sautéed to soften them up a bit.
6. Blackstrap Molasses Drink
High in valuable minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium, blackstrap molasses has been a cherished home remedy for arthritis for a number of years. Blackstrap molasses is what remains after the 3rd boiling of sugar syrup, and is nothing like the nutrient lacking refined sugars used today. As a dietary supplement (easily consumed as a drink) blackstrap can help relieve symptoms of arthritis and joint pain, thanks to its vital constituents that regulate nerve and muscle function, and strengthen bones.
You will need…
- -1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses
- -1 cup of warm water
Heat 1 cup of fresh water until warm, but not hot. Stir in a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses and drink once daily. Do note that it can sometimes have a laxative effect.
7. White Willow Tea (the original aspirin)
Before there was aspirin, and I mean way before aspirin, there was white willow bark. The Greek physician Hippocrates wrote about it all the way back in 5th century BC. It wasn’t until 18-something or other (1829, I believe) that it was found that white willow was so effective because it contained an active ingredient called salicin. Salicin is converted in the body into salicylic acid-similar to acetyl salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin. But because the naturally occurring salicin is converted after it passed through the stomach, it resulted in less irritation/side effects. While it can be taken in a capsule form, I usually opt for the tea version of just about everything.
You will need…
- -2 teaspoons of powdered or chipped white willow bark
- -1 cup of water
- -Honey or lemon to taste
Bring 1 cup (8 oz.) of water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add 2 teaspoons of powdered or chipped white willow bark and let it infuse for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and let it steep for 30 more minutes. Drink twice daily-it’s bitter, so honey and lemon are usually welcome here.
white willow bark tea joint pain remedy
When it’s painful and difficult just to move, the last thing you feel like doing is getting up and exercising. As unpleasant as it may sound though, exercise is vital for those who suffer from any form of stiffness, joint pain, or arthritis. Exercise will help control weight (an excess of which puts more strain on your joints) strengthens the muscles that support the joint, even when the cartilage is thinning, and lubricates the joints, allowing them to move more freely. When we are inactive the synovial fluid in the joints is the consistency of a thick gel, but once we get moving and warming up, the liquid becomes more viscous and can do a better job of lubricating our joints and keeping them going smoothly. Just imagine if you were to be sedentary every day, pretty soon you’d be so stiff it’d be just about impossible to move. But if you get up and move around every day, you’ll get stronger and will loosen up as well.
-Going for a brisk walk-start with 15 minutes and work your way up into a solid daily routine.
-Doing joint-targeted exercises-certain stretches and exercises specifically target joints to help rid them of stiffness and pain.
-Getting a dog-doing so backs up the first point, because you’ll have no choice but to walk!
9. Peppermint Eucalyptus Oil Blend
Peppermint and eucalyptus don’t change the course of the arthritis itself, but they do have analgesic, or pain-relieving, properties. The cooling sensation that they produce can temporarily override your discomfort, and create a soothing sensation that can ease the pain of arthritis.
You will need…
- -5-10 drops of Peppermint oil
- -5-10 drops of Eucalyptus oil
- -1-2 tablespoons of carrier oil (olive, almond, grape seed, etc.)
- -A small dark glass bottle
Blend 5-10 drops of eucalyptus and peppermint oil together, and then mix into 1-2 tablespoons of carrier oil. Carrier oil is needed to dilute the essential oil so that it does not irritate the skin, and can be olive oil, grapeseed oil, or something of the like (not oil.) Store the oil blend in dark glass bottle away from direct sunlight, and rub into your joints when they ache.
essential oils for joint pain
10. Juniper Berry Tea
Research trial published in the “Journal of Ethnopharmacology” found that juniper berries do indeed help with arthritis pain thanks to a component called terpinen-4-ol. Terpene suppresses a type of white blood cells called monocytes which, as a part of our immune system, respond to signals of inflammation. In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system attacks normal joint tissue for no reason, leading to inflammation, pain, and loss of function. If taken daily, juniper may be able to reduce the uncomfortable inflammation thanks to its terpene content. Only prickly juniper and common juniper varieties were effective.
Note: Do NOT drink juniper berry tea while pregnant.
You will need…
- -1 tablespoon of dried juniper berries
- -1 cup of fresh water
- -Honey (optional)
Bring 1 cup of fresh water to a boil, and place 1 tablespoon of dried juniper berries in a mug. Pour the boiling water over the berries and let them steep for 20 minutes before straining. Drink 1 cup twice daily, and add honey to taste if you like.
juniper berry tea
11. Pectin & Grape Juice
Pectin is a water soluble carbohydrate substance found in the cell walls of plants, where it helps keep cell walls together, and gives fruit firmness as it ripens. It is extracted from fruit to use as a setting in jams and jellies, and has become popular as a home remedy for arthritis when combined with grape juice. It has been tentatively hypothesized that it helps return the synovial tissue to a more elastic and lubricated state, which results in pain-free movement. Despite the fact that more studies are needed on pectin and connective tissue many people have found, for whatever reason, great relief from their arthritis with it. The grape juice is the liquid of choice due to the fact that it can help with inflammation.
You will need…
- -1 tablespoon of liquid pectin
- -8 oz. of grape juice
Mix 1 tablespoon of liquid pectin with 8 oz. of grape juice and drink 1-2 times daily. It will take a week or two for the effects to show.
grape juice and certo for arthritis.
Home Remedies for Arthritis & Joint Pain- a great list of natural ways to relieve arthritis pain.
Turmeric for Arthritis
Many researches have supported the belief that turmeric reduces pain and inflammation including tenderness and swelling of joints. There is also no side effects of having turmeric. You just need to add a dash of turmeric powder in your gravies and curries to get the benefits. In fact, if you are not allergic to having milk, you must boil a glass of milk with ¼ tsp of turmeric powder and have it before going to bed. If you don’t want to have milk, use water and boil some turmeric with it and have it. Remember, you need to boil turmeric with milk or water and not just add the spice to warm drinks!
Black cumin for Arthritis
Loaded with flavonoids and antioxidants, black cumin can be a perfect anti-inflammatory spice. The salicylic acid in it relieves you from pain too. Use it like below.
Add 2 tsp of black cumin in a glass of water.
Boil this mixture until it reduces to ¾ of its original quantity.
Let it cool down,
Drink this daily before going to bed and in the morning after waking up.
Fennel for Arthritis
The phytonutrients present in fennel makes it a super spice having antioxidant properties. Anethole, which is the primary component of fennel’s volatile oil, helps in reducing inflammation. Vitamin C in it neutralizes free radicals which in turn prevents pain as well as deterioration of joints seen in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Vitamin C also helps in proper functioning of the immune system. Including this spice in your dishes can give you more health benefits that you can imagine. Make fennel tea yourself and enjoy its good taste while eliminating pain and swelling that you get from arthritis.
Take 1 tsp of fennel seeds and crush them in a mortar and pestle.
Heat a cup of water (don’t boil it).
Place the crushed fennel seeds in a cup and pour hot water over it.
Cover and steep for 10 minutes.
Have this aromatic tea. You don’t need any added sweetener as fennel seeds are naturally sweet (though only a little sweet).
You may have this tea twice or thrice a day.
Fenugreek Seeds for Arthritis
Fenugreek seeds which are high in fiber and protein have various other beneficial components including iron, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C, phosphates, flavonoids, saponins, trigonelline, and other alkaloids. Because of their anti-inflammatory properties these seeds have been traditionally used to get relief from pain due to arthritis and gout too. There are more than one way to have fenugreek seeds for arthritis.
Soak a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. In the morning, discard the water and chew the seeds. You will feel the bitterness first but gradually you’ll adapt to its taste.
If you can’t stand the bitter taste of fenugreek seeds while chewing, swallow the seeds with water.
You can also use fenugreek seeds powder. Mix one tsp of this powder to a cup lukewarm water and have this in the morning on an empty stomach everyday for about 2-3 months.
You can also use fenugreek powder or seeds in your gravies and curries.
Natural Remedies for Arthritis
Ginger for Arthritis
Ginger root is one herb that can be called a superfood. Many ancient medicine systems including Chinese, Indian and Arabic herbal medicines have used ginger to not only treat arthritis pain but also for many other medical conditions like diarrhea, nausea, colic, and heart conditions. In one of the studies conducted with 261 people having osteoarthritis in knee, the patients were given ginger extract twice daily and they reported less pain as well as needed fewer pain-killing medications. So, you can, without worry, add ginger to your daily menu. Use it for gravies, teas or chew it raw with some salt. Ayurveda, in fact, recommends a mixture of certain spices with ginger to cure arthritis.
You will need:
- Ginger powder- 50 g
- Fenugreek seeds powder- 50 g
- Turmeric- 50 g
Mix all the three ingredients- fenugreek, turmeric and ginger powder.
Store it in an airtight container.
Every morning and evening, take one tsp of this mixture. You can mix it with warm water and have it.
Mustard Oil- Camphor Massage for Arthritis
Massaging aching and swollen joints with herbal oils is one of the ancient ways to manage arthritis. Here is a recipe for such oil.
You will need:
- Mustard oil- 1 cup
- Camphor- 10 g
Take mustard oil in a pan.
Add camphor to this oil.
Heat the oil till the camphor gets completely dissolved.
Let it cool down a little till it gets lukewarm.
Massage your joints gently with this lukewarm oil.
Sesame Seeds for Arthritis
Chinese traditional medicine recommends eating sesame seeds for arthritis relief. Sesame seeds are rich in fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, and copper that help in reducing inflammation and pain.
Sprinkle a little sesame seeds powder on your choice of dishes and have it during lunch and dinner.
Soak black sesame seeds in a cup of water overnight. Have this water along with the seeds in the morning.
Juice Remedy for Arthritis
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you should try to have certain juices on daily basis. The juices that you have must be high in anti-inflammatory components like beta-carotene which is found in parsley, broccoli and spinach; copper which is found in carrots, apples and ginger; pineapple which is rich in the enzyme bromelain. If you have osteoarthritis, you should avoid citrus fruits and certain vegetable juices like those made with potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. Here are some suggestion for juices that you may have.
Carrot, celery, and cabbage Juice having a dash of Parsley.
Potato juice (only for Rheumatoid Arthritis). Soak thin slices of potatoes with peel in a glass of water overnight. Have this water in the morning.
- Cherry juice.
- Carrot, beet, and cucumber juice
- Radish and garlic juice
This natural arthritis pain relief provides generous relief from arthritic inflammation and pain. In fact, a research conducted on patients revealed that 40% of the volunteers found relief from its daily consumption and they could reduce the intake of non-inflammatory drugs by 33%.
Cod-liver is a good choice, as it is abundant in Omega-3.
Prominent lifestyle changes for getting relief from arthritic pain
Overweight create too much pressure on the bones. Consequently, the pain caused due to arthritis increases manifold.
You can lose weight naturally by performing exercises that will not harm your damaged cartilage. A few of the exercises include moderate aerobics at least 5 times a week, stretching lasting for 10 minutes every day, and water aerobics in a warm water pool every day.
These exercises will not only help you lose extra pounds but also provide relief to the swollen joints or torn cartilage. People have experienced positive results by losing 10 to 20 pounds.
Symptoms Of Arthritis in Hands
The symptoms of arthritis in hands depend on the type of arthritis
1. Castor Oil
Castor oil is not just used as an oil to light lamps in India but is also believed to have certain curative and medicinal powers. It contains one of the most important medicinal ingredients called Ricinoleic acid that is loaded with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic priorities. This is the reason why it is recommended as a natural treatment for arthritis in hands.
Take a generous amount of castor oil and apply in the arthritis affected areas in your hand.
Massage these areas gently for about five to ten minutes twice every day.
This will help in alleviating the pain caused due to arthritis in the hands.
You can also boil two tablespoons of castor oil and add it to a glass of fresh orange juice.
Mix it well and drink this juice before having your breakfast every day.
You will see a visible difference in your condition within a couple of weeks.
Garlic is another effective ingredient that you can use to treat arthritis in hands. It is rich in anti-inflammatory properties that will help in reducing the pain and the inflammation that is caused due to arthritis. Garlic is also rich in allicin that is effective in slowing down the reproduction and the growth of the microorganisms that can really worsen the arthritis symptoms.
Eating two to three cloves of raw garlic everyday will help in lessening the symptom of arthritis in hands.
You can also heat a few garlic cloves in mustard oil and apply this on the fingers and other areas of your hand where you feel pain due to arthritis.
Massage the affected areas gently for a few minutes and repeat this process for several times in a day to get quick relief.
The potato is not just a rich source of carbohydrates, but it also offers the best anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that will help in treating arthritis in hands effectively.
Extract the juice of two to three potatoes and then dilute it with some water.
Drink this potato juice every day for getting good relief from arthritis in hands.
You can prepare new medicated water with potato pieces. Cut medium sized potatoes into thin slices and put these slices in cold water overnight.
You need to strain the solution the next day morning and drink this water on an empty stomach. It will help in relieving the pain in your joints.
4. Honey And Cinnamon Powder
Honey and cinnamon are natural ingredients that have great healing powers. Using them together will help in providing relief to people suffering from arthritis in hands. Honey is rich in antiseptic qualities and cinnamon, on the other hand, has good antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
Using honey and cinnamon powder together will help in relaxing the stiff muscles of the body and offer lubrication to the joints.
Mix a tablespoon of honey with half a tablespoon of cinnamon powder.
Take this mixture everyday in the morning to reduce the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis in your hands.
It would produce even better results if you could take this mixture on an empty stomach everyday in the morning.
5. Epsom Salt
Epsom salt is rich in magnesium and will help in improving the blood flow in your body. It will help in preventing the hardening of the arteries and the blood clots.
Soaking your hands in warm water that is mixed with Epsom salt will help in reliving cramps and pain in your hands.
Add two tablespoons of Epsom salt and a handful of rock salt in warm water.
Next, add a tablespoon of fennel and juniper oil and mix it in this water.
Soak your affected hand in this water for 15 to 20 minutes every day.
You will get relief from pain, inflammation and stiffness that are associated with arthritis in hands.
6. Olive Oil
Olive oil is a natural home remedy to treat inflammation in the body. As it is rich in oleocanthal which in turn slows down the production process of pro-inflammatory COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes, it is highly recommended as a treatment for arthritis in hands.
Using olive oil for cooking as well as for your salad dressing will help in reducing the pain and the inflammation that you get due to arthritis in hands.
You can also take equal quantities of warm olive oil and warm lavender oil and mix it well. Apply this mixture to your hands and gently massage on the arthritis affected areas for about 10 minutes.
Regular application of this oil mixture for two to three times a day will help in significant reduction in the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis in hands.
7. Hot Water
Warm compress is one of the best methods to get rid of the pain on fingers due to arthritis. Warm compress improves the blood circulation to the area and relaxes the muscles and joints. This helps to reduce the swelling and stiffness.
Soak a towel in hot water and squeeze out excess water.
Put the towel over the hands and fingers.
Combine warm compress with light exercise of the hands to get better results.
8. Apple Cider Vinegar
This remedy helps to reduce the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis in hands as it has anti-inflammatory and alkalizing property. You can use it as an internal remedy or you can use it for external application.
Drink one glass of warm water mixed with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of honey.
You can also make a paste of cayenne pepper and warm apple cider vinegar and apply this warm paste to the painful joints in the hands and wrist
Leave the paste on the affected areas for 10 minutes to get relief from pain and stiffness.
9. Ice Pack
Cold therapy is highly effective for people suffering from hand arthritis. Cold packs reduce the irritation and soreness.
You can use ice packs or plastic bags filled with frozen greens to do the cold therapy.
Place the ice pack on the affected area for a few seconds and remove it.
Repeat this for 10 to 15 minutes.
Make sure that you use a thin towel between the cold pack and skin to avoid frost bite.
Turmeric has excellent anti-inflammatory property and hence can be used as a home remedy for arthritis. It also has antibacterial and antiseptic properties which provide protection to the skin of the affected fingers from the attack of any microorganisms.
Add one teaspoon of turmeric and honey to a glass of warm milk and drink this every day.
You can instead mix turmeric powder with warm water and drink it every day
You can make a thick paste of turmeric powder and mustard oil and apply this paste on the swollen and stiff fingers.
Leave this paste on the fingers for half an hour and wash it off with warm water to get relief from the symptoms of arthritis in hands.
Are you worried about your arthritis in hands? Do you want to get relief from the pain and the inflammation caused on your hands due to arthritis? If you are looking for certain natural home remedies that will help in getting rid of arthritis in hands or reducing the symptoms associated with arthritis in hands, then you can just try out some of the above mentioned home remedies to enjoy reduction in pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.
Relieving Gout Arthritis Pain
When you suffer a gout attack, you will learn that there are different ways you can remedy and help alleviate the inflammatory arthritis twinge you feel. The following are 7 easy hints to aid you cure your gout pain:
1. Apply a icy compress - Making use of a cold compress can become good for treating swelling and reducing swelling in particular throughout the original attack. Employ a chilly compress (I.E. wrap an ice pack, or another frozen item such as a bag of frozen veggies, within a towel) to the affected area. The compress should be kept on the spot for twenty minutes maximum, with should be removed for twenty minutes ahead of repeating the process.
2. Warm the affected locale - Apply a temperate hot water container on tender muscle tissues about the region to alleviate hardness when the attack begins to lessen. Do not apply warmness to an swollen joint as this only makes inflammation worse. Use the warm item for thirty minutes every 2 - 3 hours. Furthermore, immersing the affected region into lukewarm water, or applying a lukewarm wet cloth to the region too delivers short-term relief.
3. Stretch out - To relieve stiffness and inflammation, stretch out the muscles and joints affected by gout arthritis by gradually flexing and rotating them 2 or 3 times per day. Only flex and rotate the joint within limits. In other words, as soon as you begin to experience tenderness, try to stretch the joint a little further, but as soon as you experience tenderness, stop. Workouts such as Yoga and Pilates is proven to benefit arthritis sufferers. If you are interested, consult a trained yoga or Pilate's tutor to find out safe and recommended stretches for your condition.
4. Work out - Even when you are in pain you ought to keep active. Not using the affected muscle, joints, etc. is merely going to set off inflexibility and make it worse. Working out in warm water is beneficial for gout arthritis and arthritis in common. If you are immersed in water, your joints are under less anxiety that will help to alleviate some of the pain you experience. Water delivers better mobility and flexibility. It's as well a good idea to first talk to your doctor to find out if there are any work outs he/she can recommended for your condition. Finally, exercising will too assist you control your weight, as being heavy can as well worsen your joints through producing extra stress.
5. Modify your diet program - remove all foods and liquids that are elevated in purines (I.E. organ meats, yeast and alcohol) from your diet regime throughout a gout arthritis flare-up to try and cut the uric acid levels in your blood.
6. Loosen up - Get a goodnight sleep, and rest affected joints via keeping them elevated above your heart. Elevation helps to better blood flow which assists to reduce tenderness, and discomfort.
7. Medication - NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn), etc., is regularly approved to deal with arthritis sting and swelling. Many NSAIDs are obtainable over-the-counter. Yet, you should first talk to your health care provider previous to using NSAIDs as a treatment option.
Remember, although gout arthritis and other forms of arthritis could be similar, they are different since of how arthritis redness takes place. Consequently, not all types of arthritis medicine could be useful to gout sufferers. Which is why it is a good idea to talk to your doctor about treatment options, so you receive the best remedy solutions for your condition.
Tips on Treating Arthritis The Natural Way
The pain of arthritis can also be relieved by hot-packs, deliberately focusing on something else like pleasant music, humor, gentle exercise and losing weight.
Here are a few more herbs that are used effectively for the treatment of arthritis.
Also known as Black Snakeroot, Bugbane, Rattleroot, Rattleweed, Squawroot. The dried root is the part used. This is a powerful relaxant as well as being extremely effective with easing painful menstrual cramps.
Ovarian cramps will be relieved as well as bringing on a delayed menstrual cycle. It is also effective in the treatment of arthritis, osteo-arthritis, rheumatic pain and neurological pan. In small doses, appetite and digestion are greatly improved and is very beneficial for the nervous system in general.
Useful for treatment of rheumatism, osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Also has a stimulating effect on the walls of the colon and digestive juices.
Use dried ripe fruits to use as an anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, diuretic or anti-spasmodic. Great for treating rheumatism, arthritis and gout.
Very useful in cases of acne, arthritis, chronic backache, skin conditions of warts and blotches.
Also one of the best cancer herbs.
Use the leaves to treat migraine headaches, arthritis, dizziness and tinnitus.
The is the herb we referred to earlier and is another one of those “universal” plants. They are found all over the world and they strengthen the entire body. Rheumatism, arthritis, eczema, nosebleeds, arteries, lessen blood pressure are just a few applications. Nettles contain calcium, chlorine, iron, potassium, silicon, sodium and sulphur.
A natural hydrochloric acid (utilizes sugar of fruits and oils), thus helping arthritics get rid of the uric acid which holds the calcium deposited in the joints. Also reduces lactic acid build up. Good for measles, skin, scarlet fever and perspiration.
Hope for arthritics. The extract from the plant has been used with surprising success on arthritis and rheumatism sufferers.
All of the herbs mentioned here should be available at your local health food store along with suggestions on how to prepare them for use. Some applications will be to ingest in teas while others may facilitate creating a topical treatment.