Most, if not all, sufferers of arthritis have been exposed to the medical pills,
ointments and treatments for arthritis.
All of which might or might not have worked to varying degrees and so searching around
for arthritis remedies that will bring some relief has become central to their lives,
which is no surprise really because arthritis is a painful condition to try and live with.
As well as trying to live with the pain, there is the added knowledge that arthritis can ravage the
body and leave the sufferer with debilitating and disabling joints that will severely affect a
persons standard of living and ability to do everyday things.
Arthritis remedies then usually begin in how to effectively manage and eliminate the pain associated
with this condition. One of the main methods of managing arthritis is to look at the diet of the sufferer.
It is widely held that switching the diet from one that is high in animal proteins and processed foods to a
diet that closely resembles a vegan diet is highly effective in treating arthritis.
Foods such as red meats, rich dairy products such as cheeses and eggs etc.
should be replaced by nuts,
whole grains and fruits and vegetables. Arthritic conditions can be related to food allergies or sensitivities to common
foods including wheat and dairy. Some believe that foods from the nightshade family,
such as tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers, aggravate their condition, although others
don't notice any connection.
Arthritis remedies that involve reducing the swelling that this disease causes in the joints of the
sufferer are highly thought of and suggested. Ice packs applied to a newly affected joint is a proven
method to ease pain and reduce painful swelling. However,
icing a joint can often lead to the joint stiffening and becoming inflexible.
It is for this reason that icing of an arthritic joint is usually suggested at the end of the day.
Alternatively, applying heat to the affected joint also works well as arthritis remedies go.
Heat works the opposite way to ice and so the best time to often use a hot water bottle or
heat pack is at the beginning of the day. The joints have been stiffened throughout the
night and a warm heat pack can often loosen up the joints
and give more flexibility for the rest of the day.
It might sound counter-intuitive, but exercise is also a proven remedy for arthritis.
Regular low impact movement can help to maintain flexibility in your joints
Depending on the level of mobility that a suffer might have, exercise in its full range
might not be possible. However as soon as arthritis is diagnosed, exercise should be
placed at the top of the list.
Without exercise, the bones and joints quickly become stiff and immobile and
any hope of reclaiming the flexibility needed to live an independent and active
life might disappear for good.
Massaging the affected joints with soothing oils, incorporating exercise and adjusting the
diet are all proven and worthwhile arthritis remedies that can effectively offer relief and a much
better quality of life to anyone struggling with arthritis.
Some herbs for arthritis pain include boswellia, bromelain, devil’s claw, ginkgo, stinging nettle, and
horsetail with it's minerals, including silicon, may nourish joint cartilage. Ample amounts of tissue-building minerals in your daily diet will keep bones healthy and may help prevent bone spurs,
a common complication of arthritis.
You might also want to consider omega-3 fatty acids or
gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA, found in the seeds of certain plants like
evening primrose, borage, hemp, and black currants may also help with arthritis.