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18 Sureshot Natural Remedies for Arthritis Pain - Try This at Home

Updated on February 23, 2014

How to relieve arthritis pain naturally

Arthritis is one of the oldest problems of humanity. I hope this article will help many people who suffer from this problem, bringing out several tips for relief, which can be used for any type of arthritis.

So let us discuss about all the tips to help alleviate the various types of arthritis , such as rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative arthritis, osteoarthritis, etc.. and learn things that certainly will help.

Less Weight Means Less Pain

More weight means more pressure on the spine, knees, ankles, feet, etc.. and consequently more pain. The pressure exerted on the joints causes increased tension in the cartilage, which in turn will affect the bones, increasing the likelihood of inflammation, swelling and pain. Look for a proper diet to your body and try to lose a few pounds. Consult your dietitian for weight loss tips.

Practice Yoga

Experts argue that "improper movement hurts, but done properly can cure." The practice of yoga is highly recommended , since that combines movements with perfect alignment of the joints, those deformed joints will return to the original position, relieving the pain. Try a private session or buy a book to learn the correct positions.

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Less Stress Means More Relief

People with more stress experience more difficulty to manage the pain. So try to live a calm and relaxed life.

Make a to Do List

Those who suffers from arthritis try to do everything in the days when they feel less pain. That is wrong, since they will be more tired and it will be more painful the next day. Write down the tasks every day. Make a ‘To Do’ list and distribute the tasks for several days and never do anything above your capabilities.

Learn to Unwind

Look for relaxation techniques . We all know that women undergoing childbirth experience less pain if they get more relaxation and the same goes with the pain caused by arthritis. The important thing is to try to "distract" the pain and do something to keep away your attention from pain.

Take Precautions Against Morning Stiffness

Most patients with arthritis suffer from some type of morning stiffness , which normally causes a greater intensity of pain in the rest of the day. Try applying a balm or ointment at night, before bedtime.

Flotation Tank Can Help

The flotation tanks can relieve pain caused by arthritis. At the same time it helps to reduce stress, floating in the water makes your muscles and joints relax, stimulating the production of endorphins which reduce pain in our body. In these tanks, the water is heated to 35 ° C (the temperature of our skin) and the surrounding space will be hot and cool in order to produce a perfect relaxed situation.

Flotation Tank
Flotation Tank

The Benefits of Aquatic Exercise

The exercises in a pool are great for anyone who suffers from this problem. Through simple exercises such as walking, waving and others that take advantage of water resistance, pain is relieved and the body becomes more flexible in water, so it is recommended by all doctors.

Eucalyptus Oil

Experts recommend an ointment based on Eucalyptus – called Eucalypta-Mint against osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

Copper Bracelet

Despite the various controversies and even skepticism about these bracelets, there are many doctors who do not put copper bracelets aside, since they believe that copper can actually play an important role in pain relief of various types of arthritis. There is no harm, so give it a try!

Use Ice

We all know the great effectiveness of ice. Use it in small intervals of 10 to 15 minutes, especially if you think you did a lot of work.

Do Not Be Lazy

Many experts recommend walking, cycling or swimming, since the joints are relaxed by it. It is recommended that any exercise can do good. Although many people think the contrary, studies show that exercise will not offer any danger to patients with rheumatoid arthritis and will result in pain relief, reduction of inflammation and even physical and psychological improvements.

Say No to Drugs

Despite the efficacy of tranquilizers, hypnotics and narcotics to ease the pain, often these can cause extensive dependency. With the help of your doctor these drugs should be replaced by other therapies. Aspirin for example. Despite being highly efficient, they can cause more problems than they solve.

Herbs for Arthritis

There are several people who have felt relief with the help of some herbs. The most known is the willow bark, since they contain a chemical similar to aspirin.

Fish Oil

Many patients with rheumatoid arthritis taking fish oil capsules, showed great improvements in joint stiffness and fatigue. Just a teaspoon of cod liver oil can help relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis . Vitamins A and D have anti-inflammatory effects and are important for bone growth. It is not recommended to take more than one teaspoon of cod liver oil and avoid taking this supplement for long periods. More naturally, try a low-fat diet very rich in omega 3 fatty acids.

Reduce Vegetable Oils

While they are very healthy for most people, arthritis patients should avoid them, replacing them with rich in omega 3 oils. It is even advisable to reduce the oils, since omega-6 fatty acids are responsible for an increased inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis.

More Vitamin C

Several studies have shown that patients with rheumatoid arthritis were deficient in vitamin C , revealing a deficiency of this vitamin that can aggravate rheumatoid arthritis. A daily dose of 500 milligrams of this vitamin may be useful for this type of patients, but you should consult your doctor before starting this therapy.

Carrot Juice

The vegetable juices have proven to be very effective to ease pain of rheumatoid arthritis. Make a breakfast of carrot juice, cereals, cabbage or tomatoes can even significantly reduce the symptoms of this type of arthritis

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      Christin Sander 3 years ago from Midwest

      A lot of great advice. Anything that fights inflammation can also prevent other serious diseases as well :). Voted up.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      This is an informative and very useful article. I love the flotation tank, no room for one unfortunately.

      Nice work!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Your advice is wonderful and I do use some of them to help with join stiffness. I do not have a flotation tank, but floating in the pool does provide relief for me. I guess the weightlessness is what helps to relief pressure on joins and bones. Voted up+

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, healthcarepro,

      This is an excellent piece of writing. Amazing, to be honest.

      I loved every word. Voted up and all the choices because you deserve it.

      You have such a gift for writing. Just keep writing and no telling at how far you will go and how many people you will touch.

      I have Fibromyalgia mixed with Neurothopy. I was diagnosed in 2003 and it is like the specialists said--it will grow worse in time--especially in damp and cold weather. I take meds daily and I am learning to not give to this "bully," but stand and dare it to hurt me. Psychologically-speaking, I feel empowered even if for a few minutes.

      I cordially invite you to read one or two of my hubs, and be one of my followers.

      That would make my day.

      I am so honored to meet you.

      Sincerely,

      Kenneth/ from northwest Alabama

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      healthcarepro 3 years ago from Somewhere on Earth

      Thank you kenneth, teaches12345, tobusiness and Christin for your encouraging comments.. I will surely look into your hubs kenneth. You've a large collection of interesting articles.

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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      healthcarepro,

      You are welcome. I mean what I said. You are a very talented writer, well, verbiage artist. Will that work? You do a valuable work in passing along the natural way of doing things with pain and I think that is great. And thank you sincerely, for the follow. I appreciate that.

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