What Home Remedies Help Reduce Arthritis Pain?

What Home Remedies Help Reduce Arthritis Pain?

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There are a number of home remedies for arthritis pain that offer options to arthritis sufferers who want to avoid traditional anti-inflammatory medications and painkillers. Natural approaches like the following are becoming more popular. Nonetheless, always consult your doctor before trying natural or home remedies.

Focus on losing weight

Shedding pounds can make a big difference in the amount of pain you endure from arthritis. The more you weigh, the more pressure there is on arthritic joints, particularly your knees, hips, and feet. Weight loss also improves your mobility, decreases pain, and prevents future damage to your joints.

Get more exercise

Besides helping you lose weight, exercise improves flexibility in your joints. Be careful about exercises like jogging or long walks, though, because these can damage joints over time. Low-impact exercises such as water aerobics or swimming give you the benefit of flexing your joints without stressing them.

Apply hot and cold therapy

Warm baths or showers and heating pads ease stiffness in your joints. Sleeping under an electric blanket at night will help keep your joints loose. Cold therapies are best for relieving pain and reducing inflammation. Commercial gel ice packs are readily available and inexpensive. But a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel and applied to painful joints is just as good.

Practice meditation

Meditation and relaxation techniques may be able to help you reduce arthritis pain. Research has found that mindful meditation not only lowers stress and anxiety, but may actually lessen physical pain from inflammation and swelling.

Increase consumption of certain foods

Find foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids and add fish oil supplements to your diet. These have been shown to reduce joint stiffness and pain.

Turmeric, the yellow spice common in Indian dishes, has anti-inflammatory properties that appear to help with arthritis pain.

Certain herbal supplements appear to have arthritis-fighting properties, including

* Boswellia

* Bromelain

* Devil’s claw

* Ginkgo

* Stinging nettle

* Thunder god vine

Always consult your doctor before trying supplements because they may cause side effects or dangerous drug interactions.

Be sure to talk to your doctor before trying a new supplements and be sure to buy from a reputable source.

Get a massage

Massages increase flexibility while reducing pain and stiffness. Learn self-massage techniques or schedule appointments with a professional massage therapist regularly.

The purpose of this video has been to provide quick, basic information about best home remedies for arthritis

For additional information, see “Links To Related Resources” below the video screen.

But remember, you should rely only on a doctor to diagnose any symptoms you may be experiencing.


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