Arthritis is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and it is often associated with debilitating pain that can even prevent sufferers from walking easily. Aside from conventional medical intervention, these are a few well-known remedies that you can try to relieve joint pain from arthritis.
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Have A Soak In Spa
Many people buy inflatable hot tubs specifically because they are able to remedy joint and muscle pain effectively, and they are an affordable alternative to an inground hot tub. The heat, combined with the light massage from the jets at the bottom of the hot tub have been proven to relieve much of the pain that arthritis patients suffer from.
It is a well-known fact that when you gain a lot of weight (especially if it is sudden), there is a lot of strain on your joints. In particular, your knees will have a hard time handling the added weight. That is why doctors recommend some form of weight management for joint pain arthritis patients.
In keeping with the diet and exercise theme, water aerobics are a great way to get your cardiovascular system working without straining your joints. It can also help with weight management. Advanced courses can even help you strengthen the muscles surrounding your joints to help aid in stability and relieve some of the pressure on joints.
That yellow powder you find in so many dishes in Indian cuisine has been scientifically proven to have anti-inflammatory effects. You can either increase consumption by adding it to your food, or buy turmeric capsules from your health supplements store. There are benefits to both approaches, but it must be noted that the floral notes of turmeric make for many a vibrant and delicious recipe!
Ask at your local pharmacy for arthritis relief ointments and you will find that many of them contain capsaicin. That is the compound found in hot peppers that makes them burn your tongue (and fingers, eyes, or anything they come in contact with). Some people have had success in making a paste from peppers (hot), ginger, and horseradish, then applying the paste to their knees and bandaging it to keep the paste in place. This is more of a home remedy than a cure, but it is based on real science. Some people find that ointments containing eucalyptus oil and menthol are more effective, so test and see how your body reacts.
In reality, you may try any of these remedies and find relief, or try them all and still find the pain unbearable. Arthritis can be a severely painful disease and every patient reacts differently. No one should claim that these remedies are guaranteed to work. However, they are unlikely to do you any harm if you try them. So, why not give yourself a chance to change your life if even to find minimal relief ? With a trial and error method you might be able to rid yourself of the pain altogether.