The Centers for Control Disease and Prevention claim that 52.5 million U.S. adults were diagnosed with some form of arthritis and arthritis pain in the period between 2010 and 2012.
According to them, one in two people develop symptomatic knee osteoarthritis by their 80s.
Unfortunately, younger populations are also affected by arthritis pain. According to the statistics, about 294,000 children in U.S. under the age of 18 suffer from rheumatic condition or arthritis. Regardless of age, arthritis is followed by stiffness, debilitating pain, inflammation, and swelling.
However, arthritis patients can relieve the pain and discomfort caused by this condition considerably with the use of certain home remedies. Joint inflammation causes the arthritis pain and stiffness, so you need to target this issue as it is the source of the pain.
You can reduce the inflammation if you use the following natural remedies:
The ginger root is a natural anti-inflammatory that in studies, has been effective in decreasing joint paint and reducing inflammation. The Arthritis Foundation explains ginger works similar to ibuprofen and in some cases, is more effective than traditional pain relievers. To use ginger as a home remedy, drink up to four cups of ginger tea per day. You can also use ginger in sauces, vinaigrettes, chutneys, and granolas.
This mineral is vital for more than 300 bio-mechanics responses, one of which is the process of relieving pain and stiffness. Magnesium as well helps in bone mineralization, meaning it keeps your bones strong. To fight arthritis, eat a magnesium-rich diet, including nuts, beans, and dark-leafy greens. As an alternative, you can take it as a supplement form, or apply a topical magnesium to your aching joints.
3. MORNING BATH
Long, warm bath in the morning will help you loosen any stiffness you have in your joints. Sleep with a heating pad or electric blanket to prevent waking with terrible stiffness.
Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric, a substance proven to efficiently relieve arthritis inflammation. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health advices you to add this pungent, tasty spice to your everyday diet, whether it is to your omelet, or any other meal. You can prepare yourself a tea from this spice, as well as Indian curry.
5. OLIVE OIL
The anti-inflammatory enzymes in cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil work just like Ibuprofen, without the side effects. To add it in your diet, use it instead of butter in various dishes, or apply it topically onto your joints and massage gently. Do this soothing massages twice a day.
6. CONSUME MORE FISH
Tuna, salmon, mackerel, and herring contain omega-3 fatty acids which according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, help relieve tender joints and morning stiffness. Another option to get the daily amount of omega-3 fatty acids, is taking fish oil supplement.
7. WEAR GLOVES TO BED
Although a bit odd, wearing gloves while sleeping at night will do wonders for the wrists and fingers of arthritis patients. Wear snug-fitting gloves to prevent your hands become stiff and swollen in the morning. Another option is to wrap a scarf around your aching knees or elbows to relieve the pain.
8. GET MORE CITRUS
Lemons, lime, and oranges are also extremely helpful in the treatment of osteoarthritis because of their high vitamin C content. This is a vitamin essential in the formation of the main cartilage components, and it fights against the free radicals that damage the cartilage. For example, you can drink water with lemon or lime, and orange juice, or eat more lemons and oranges to get more Vitamin C.
Try some of these homemade remedies and relieve your arthritis pain! You’ll be amazed by the results!