Natural Remedies for Arthritis
Do you or someone that you love suffer from arthritis? If so, the
pain and discomfort that is commonly associated with arthritis may
be too much to handle. When it is, there are many arthritis
sufferers who turn to over-the-counter medications to seek relief.
Yes, these over-the-counter medications will work in most cases,
but did you also know that there are natural and safe ways to manage
and treat arthritis? There are and a few of these natural remedies
are highlighted below.
The consumption of raw juices is an effective and natural remedy
for arthritis. Two specific types that come highly rated and
recommended are green juices, as well as potato juice. In fact,
potato juice has been used to treat the pain and discomfort commonly
associated with arthritis for years on end. For potato juice, cut a
potato into thin slices. When doing so, leave the skin intact. Place
the potato slices in a glass of cold water and leave sitting for a
few hours, overnight is best. Then drink.
The consumption of Omega 3 Fatty Acids is another natural way to
treat many of the symptoms of arthritis. Omega 3 Fatty Acids are
found in most fish. Those who do not like eating fish are encouraged
to examine Omega 3 Fatty Acid supplements, which are available for
sale at most drug stores and health stores. This natural remedy can
provide relief from all forms of arthritis; however, those with
rheumatoid arthritis see and feel the best results.
Warm olive oil massaged over the area is another easy and natural
way to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with arthritis.
What is nice about this approach is that most individuals already
have olive oil in their homes. When using warm olive oil, be sure to
let cool a little, as olive oil that is too hot can result in
painful skin burns. In addition to plain olive oil, sage, rosemary,
or garlic can be diluted with olive oil, with about ten more parts
of olive oil. When applied to the impacted area, relief should be
Baths are another natural way to treat the pain and discomfort
often associated with arthritis. When using baths to seek relief,
warm baths are advised. In fact, cold bathes can result in increased
pain, which is not the goal. In addition to a traditional warm bath,
many of those suffering from arthritis recommend adding about three
or four tablespoons of Epson salt to the bathwater. Those diagnosed
with arthritis should remain in a warm bath for at least thirty
A small amount of daily exercise is another natural way to
relieve the pain and discomfort commonly associated with arthritis.
The only problem is that those suffering from arthritis must proceed
with caution where exercise is concerned. Moving around, whether it
be through walking or squeezing a stress ball, can help, but it also
important not to over do it. Those who overexert themselves are
likely to experience even more pain and discomfort.
As you can see, there are a number of natural remedies and home
remedies that can be used to seek relief from arthritis. If you are
not suffering from arthritis, but if you know someone who is, you
may want to pass these easy and natural remedies onto that person.
Unfortunately, many individuals are unaware of natural remedies and
their many benefits.
When following these treatments to control arthritis, be sure to
adhere strictly to the guidelines prescribed by your doctor for each