Home Remedies for Arthritis & Joint Pain


Arthritis is a painful and degenerative condition marked by inflammation in the joints that causes stiffness and pain.  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.

Turmeric & Ginger Tea

Turmeric and ginger are both anti-inflammatory, and will help with oseto and rheumatoid arthritis. Turmeric in particular has gotten a lot of attention lately.

You will need,
2 cups of water
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
Honey to taste


Directions,
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and had ½ teaspoon each ground ginger and ground turmeric. Reduce to a simmer and let it be for 10-15 minutes. Strain, add honey to taste, and enjoy twice daily. This yields 2 servings.

Ice Pack

Cold therapy is good for those suffering from hand arthritis. You can use ice packs, a plastic bag filled with crushed ice or a bag of frozen vegetables.
Regular application of ice packs on the affected hands and fingers will lessen irritation and reduce soreness. However, it is important to bear in mind that different people may respond differently to cold therapy.

Simply put the ice pack on the affected area for a few minutes and then repeat. Continue this home treatment for about 20 minutes, several times a day. Apply the cold compress to only one or two joints at a time, and be sure to put a thin towel between the ice pack and the skin to prevent frostbite.

Epsom salt soak

Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate which sounds kind of scary, but it’s really quite a wonderful substance.

A naturally occurring mineral, magnesium sulfate has been used to get relief from pain for years, namely because of its high levels of magnesium.

You will need,
1/2 cup of Epsom salt
a large bowl
Warm water

Directions,
Fill a large bowl with warm water and add ½ cup of Epsom salt. Stir it around, and then submerge your sore joints in the liquid.
If you are experiencing pain in a less convenient place to soak, such as your knees, try taking a bath with Epsom salts. Run a tub full of warm water and add 2 cups of Epsom salt. Soak for 15 minutes (at least.)

Lubricate With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

You will need,
2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Directions,
Rub a bit of olive oil onto your sore joints twice a day, massaging in to each one gently. You can also take 2-3 tablespoons daily, but be sure to give up some other form of fat due to the high calorie count in the oil (rest easy, these are good calories.)


Exercise

When it’s painful and difficult just to move, the last thing you feel like doing is getting up and exercising. There are different types of exercises that are used to help arthritis sufferers
The simplest, easiest exercises that can and should be done by almost any arthritis sufferer every day are called range-of-motion exercises.

These flexibility exercises help maintain good movement by putting the joints through their full range of motion. They can help reduce the risk of joint injury, and they provide a great warm-up for more rigorous exercise.


Try to do this ,

Going for a brisk walk-start with 15 minutes and work your way up into a solid daily routine.

Doing joint targeted exercises certain stretches and exercises specifically target joints to help rid them of stiffness and pain.
Getting a dog-doing so backs up the first point, because you’ll have no choice but to walk.


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