Natural Relief From Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a group 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 over the years. Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by the immune system attacking the joints as if they were foreign tissues. Because of this, rheumatoid arthritis is classified as an autoimmune disease.

Doctors traditionally treat arthritis with anti-inflammatory medications and painkillers. However, some medications cause side effects, and a natural approach to pain relief is becoming more popular. Remember to consult your doctor before trying these natural remedies.

 

1. Lose weight

2. Get more exercise
3. Use hot and cold therapy
4. Try acupuncture
5. Use meditation to cope with pain
6. Include the right fatty acids in your diet
7. Add turmeric to dishes
8. Get a massage
9. Consider herbal supplements
There are many kinds of herbal supplements on the market that claim to be able to reduce joint pain. Some of the herbs touted for arthritis pain include:
  • boswellia
  • bromelain
  • devil’s claw
  • ginkgo
  • stinging nettle
  • thunder god vine
Always talk to your doctor before trying a new supplement to avoid side effects and dangerous drug interactions. Herbs are not monitored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for quality, purity, or safety. Be sure to buy from a reputable source.