Arthritis is a combination of of painful and degenerative conditions marked by inflammation in the joints that causes stiffness and pain. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, gets worse with age and is caused by wear and tear of joints over the years.
Lets take a look at some natural remedies for Arthritis pain:
Excess weight puts more pressure on the body’s joints than they can usually bear. Therefore, its essential to lose weight for tackling with joint problems like arthritis itself. Losing weight can improve mobility, decrease pain and prevent any weight induced damage on the joints.
There is more to exercise than just weight loss. Regular movement helps to maintain joint’s flexibility. However, vigorous exercises can damage the joints too, so its better to always exercise in moderation and avoid and workout injuries. Choose mild form of work outs like walking, swimming etc.
3. Epsom Salt Bath
Run a tub full of warm water and add 2 cups of Epsom salt. Relax in it for at least 15 minutes. This would relieve pain, thanks to the magnesium content in epsom salts.
It is believed that acupuncture has the ability to reduce arthritis related pain. If you want to explore this treatment method, be sure to visit a licensed and certified acupuncturist only.
Turmeric is the yellow spice used in many kitchens to bring a popping yellow color to the curries and various other dishes. It has a chemical called curcumin which helps reduce painful inflammation in the joints. It can be a great addition to your meals.
Regular massage of joints that experience arthritic pain, helps a lot. It reduces stiffness and improves the range of motion. With a pain-relieving oil like frankincense/ turmeric/ ginger oil, it can bring about a lot more relief.