Arthritis is a serious inflammatory disease that causes chronic pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints and can’t be cured or reversed. Treatment for many types of arthritis can slow down the progression of the disease, ease symptoms, and improve function.
Arthritis can cause pain, stiffness, and inflammation in one or more joints or muscles, so moving, especially exercising, can increase the strength and flexibility of joints and muscles and reduce some of the symptoms. As it is necessary to avoid some of the exercises, such as running or aerobics, where both feet are off the ground at the same time – it is very important that you keep moving. Therefore, it is best to consult a physiotherapist about the exercises, but surely a light walk in the park would have multiple benefits for your physical and emotional well-being.
In some cases, arthritis worsens or occurs as an allergic reaction to food. Certain foods are known to cause inflammation in the body, and these foods include:
- Milk and dairy products
- Meat and processed meat
- Corn and processed corn
- Hot spices
If you suffer from arthritis and think you could be in a group whose symptoms worsen as a reaction to food, you should do a test simply by avoiding these foods for a period of time, see if the symptoms have reduced, then eat them again and look for the symptoms.
Common conventional healing treatments for arthritis include:
- Nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID)
- Physical therapy
- Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD)
- Creams and ointment containing menthol or capsaicin
More complex conventional Arthritis healing treatments include:
- Corticosteroid injections
- Sacroiliac joint injections;
- Ultrasound guided major joint injection
- Joint surgery
In addition to conventional medical treatments, there are numerous alternative therapies and methods that can help reduce the symptoms of arthritis.
These therapies and treatments include:
- Tai Chi
- Cold and heat treatment
- Natural oils and ointments
- Magnetic joint support
- Anti-inflammatory foods
There are a number of foods and herbs that can help reduce inflammation in the body and fight arthritic pain. Avoiding foods that cause inflammation is also a very helpful option when dealing with arthritic pain.
Some herbs that may help include:
There are numerous products containing these herbs, in the form of tablets, tinctures, oils, and powder. It is important to do thorough research before making a decision on which one to buy and always consult your doctor about your options.
You can also make your own healing oils at home and rub them on your joints. It will help treat milder symptoms but will be useful as an addition to conventional therapies to treat more severe symptoms.
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➥ DISCLAIMER: This post is not intended to replace medical treatment. The information provided is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.