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15 Ways To Treat Arthritis And Joint Pain Using Home Remedies

Arthritis and joint pain are often considered to be very common during old age and also it is seen in middle age because of  hereditary nature. The most common symptoms of arthritis are inflammation, joint pain in the areas of spine or knees or ankles, degrading bone strength and muscle strength. Even though there are many remedies available for the treatment that are meant for arthritis and joint pain, these are considered as only a temporary solution.

Arthritis And Joint Pain

These remedies can give a certain amount of relief from the symptoms not further causing damage. Joint pain usually comes with arthritis as a symptom, but it may also come up because of other health conditions which can be treated in the same way. But, one should always consult a physician before considering any option for treatment.

Ways To Treat Arthritis And Joint Pain

Ginger

Ginger is most common ingredient that is used almost daily in most of the dishes because of its taste and medicinal properties. It is a certified treatment for cough related issues. However, it is also used to treat arthritis and its symptoms very effectively, especially inflammation. It has anti-inflammatory properties that when taken on a regular basis reduces the heat in the body, thus the inflammation at the joints that is experienced by the patient. Either raw ginger can be eaten directly or a decoction out of it can be taken.

Ginger

Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil can be applied over the joints and slightly massaged for some time to get a relief from joint pain. It acts effectively on the joints as it has an ingredient cineole that has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used as a sub ingredient in many pain relief oils as well as ointments. The oil can be extracted from the dried leaves directly and used. It is also considered to be safest on skin as it also has anti-bacterial properties.

Eucalyptus Oil

Healthy Diet

Healthy diet is the simplest remedy one can say about the relief treatment of arthritis. One should take food that is rich in calcium and potassium. These act as the food to the bone strength and also cut down the process of bone degradation especially in the areas like knees and spine. Healthy diet should always include green leafy vegetables.

Healthy Diet

Relaxation

One should always take time out from their busy schedule and relax for some time. This is a must for people who are involved in mundane tasks that include lot of physical strength. Too much draining of physical energy may take a toll on ones health. For people who are involved in performing tasks that require more mental strength, should take time for exercise that relaxes the mind and body. Very basic exercises can be done on a regular basis in order to avoid stiffness in the joints.

Relaxation

Calcium Rich Products

In order to maintain a proper bone health and strength, it is always important to include calcium rich products in ones daily diet. Calcium rich products include butter, cheese, milk and green leafy vegetables. As these are easily available, it wont be a problem in following this remedy for joints and arthritis symptoms. Even though, one suffers from arthritis, it is always safe to follow this as it prevents from permanent damage.

Calcium Rich Products

Glucosamine

These are the tablets that are most commonly given in the prescription by the orthopedic doctors to the people who suffer from arthritis. It is meant that this glucosamine act as food for the joints and prevents degradation of the bone at the joint and especially at the spine. This comes in different dosages which will be decided by the doctor depending on the condition’s severity.

Glucosamine

Avoiding Heat

Arthritis comes with symptoms like joint pain, degrading size of the bones especially at the joints, inflammation and sometimes weak bone strength. Inflammation can be avoided by keeping away from the food that causes heat in the body as well as the direct heat that is caused to the body. This may be a simple rule to follow but one might not observe a great difference as it comes with other reasons too.

Avoiding Heat

Losing Weight

The most common reason why one suffers from joint pain is overweight. The reason is that the body weight that is mostly accumulated over the abdomen area puts pressure on the knee joints, feet and the ankle bones. Also, it is observed that people who are overweight cannot walk for long distances as they notice a pain in their legs.  Losing weight can in itself be a long process, but it gives a great relief from the symptoms that come with arthritis and joint pain as a whole. There are many ways one can follow to lose weight, which is the best way for the treatment.

Losing Weight

Acupuncture

It is also a medical process which is non-surgical and is done by a specialist to treat the problems related to joints. The specialist concentrates on the pressure points over the different parts of the body by using a metallic instrument which has a protruded end point. This instrument is slightly massaged over the pressure point that connect to the joints for sometime. It gives a great muscle relaxation. However, this is sometimes considered as the painful process as the instrument may cause a poking sensation and as it directly acts on the nerves, it gives a deep stinging feeling.

Acupuncture

Topical Ointments

Topical ointments are readily available in the market that are advised for arthritis relief and joint pain relief. These can be used with the prescription of the physician or an orthopedic. The types of ointments that are given to the patient depends on the level of severity one is suffering from. These ointments give a temporary relief and also act very effectively over the others. Most of all, it is the safest as the topical treatment of ointment has less or no side effects.

Topical Ointments

Physiotherapy

It is a well-known fact that arthritis and the joint pain that comes with arthritis cannot be treated permanently.  One treatment is physiotherapy which should be get done by a specialist who is certified in that field. This process includes a gentle massage over the joints, knees, ankles and feet using an oil and heat pads. A regular physiotherapy gives relief to the patient over the joint pain and also inculcates some muscle strength. However, it is not advised to overdo the process of physiotherapy as it can have a bad effect on the muscles.

Physiotherapy

Turmeric

Turmeric is the best solution for many diseases one suffers from. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial properties that alleviate any health condition. The medicinal properties it has, makes turmeric the most considered solution. Turmeric can be directly used in daily intake of food or else it can be made into a mixture and applied topically over the affected area. It reduces the inflammation that is associated with the joint pain as well as arthritis.

Turmeric

Exercise And Yoga

Yoga is most ancient form of exercise which is considered to be the safest and best solution for any kind of health conditions. There are many postures in yoga that can be followed which are specifically designed for the treatment of arthritis. This should also include regular breathing exercises, as it becomes more effective in treatment. However, one should not follow those exercises which may put much pressure on the joints.

Exercise And Yoga

Epsom Salt

The main consequence of arthritis is the inflammation that is caused. Inflammation can be reduced by reducing the pH levels in the body. This is because epsom salt is rich in magnesium that alleviates the pH levels thus reducing the inflammation. Mix the epsom salt and lemon in equal amounts in a cup of water and keep it aside. A teaspoon of this mixture should be taken on a daily basis. Otherwise, take a tub of warm or hot water, add epsom salt to it. And then one should soak their feet in the water for sometime. This method gives a great relief from the inflammation and relieves from joint pain especially at the ankles.

Epsom Salt

Cinnamon

Cinnamon can be used to relieve the pain that is associated with arthritis that also implies the joint pain. It is considered to have many medicinal properties. This can be used by making it into a fine powder and should be mixed with honey in half glass of water. This should be taken daily on empty stomach on a regular basis for several days. However, one should take an advice from a doctor to consider this as an option for treatment. Not only this, cinnamon can also be used as a topical application over the affected area.

Cinnamon

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