Arthritis is a group of different types of inflammation caused by the stiffening of the joints which results in varying degrees of pain.* Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and forms over the years by the wearing and tearing of the joints.*Although there are indeed prescription medications that help relieve the symptoms of arthritis, several have unwanted side effects. Natural remedies offer a side effect free alternative to prescription medication. Here are three types that can hopefully make a difference for you or someone you know who is experiencing arthritis.
Weight Loss-Reducing the stress on your joints can greatly relive any pain affiliated with arthritis, as well as increasing your overall mobility.*
Apply Hot and Cold Therapy-Long warm showers and/or baths help to relive the stiffness in your joints.* Cold treatments such as applying a gel ice pack or a bag of frozen vegetables in a towel to the area at issue are best for relieving inflammation in the joints.*
Aged Turmeric Root-Fermenting turmeric increases the absorption rate of curcumin in the body, which has been used as a natural remedy for the relief of inflammation for thousands of years, especially in Indian Vedic medicine.
Applying some, if not all of these remedies to your regimen of relieving the painful effects of arthritis will hopefully not only alleviate your symptoms, but leave you in a much healthier state overall. As always, please consult your healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet or exercise regimen.