In the United States 50 million people are affected by arthritis, the second most frequent chronic condition in the USA. Arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability, affecting 1 in 5 Americans.
Gain knowledge on how to naturally ease the pain of this chronic ailment:
Easing Arthritis Symptoms
Unfortunately, there are no cures for arthritis because it’s not fully understood. The condition is a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders with many causes. Arthritis is a broad term including more than 100 different diseases or conditions that destroy joints, bones, muscles, cartilage, and other connective tissues. Thankfully there are natural ways to alleviate the pain.
1. Move your Body
A good way to alleviate arthritis is through regular exercise. It’s beneficial for strong muscles, flexibility, endurance, and joint mobility. Although, it is important to have a good balance between rest and exercise. A good way to do this is rest when symptoms are acting up and exercise when there are in a more manageable period.
2. See a Specialist
Joints can benefit from the physical adjustments done by a chiropractor, reducing pain and stiffness. Chiropractors use massage as a method of helping those with arthritis to move more freely.
3. Get Your Omegas
Fish have high levels of omega-3’s that help reduce inflammation caused by arthritis. These omegas can help improve endothelial function, providing arthritis relief without the side effects of conventional arthritis drugs.
4. Alternative Methods
Acupuncture can be helpful in relieving pain in arthritic conditions. Tiny needles are applied all over the body to hit different pressure points throughout. Treatments will vary based on the needs of the patient. It’s a natural method for relieving discomfort, preventing swelling, and easing inflammation.
5. Manage Your Weight
It can be difficult to lose weight with arthritis because even the smallest movements can be painful. Obesity can lead to more discomfort and losing weight can take pressure off the joints and ease symptoms. A lack of movement can lead to symptoms getting worse, leading to increased swelling and pain. Exercises that include range of motion can help lessen stiffness and improve flexibility.
6. Get Physical
Physical therapy can help in recovering from injuries and alleviating pain. The techniques they use can strengthen the muscles and increase flexibility to aid in mobility.
7. Vitamin C
Having a diet rich in Vitamin C can help ease arthritic pain and swelling. Foods that include this vitamin are blueberries, grapes, apples, pears, and raspberries.
8. Take Supplements
- Chondroitin : often used in conjunction with glucosamine to help slow or prevent the degeneration of joint cartilage, which is the underlying cause of osteoarthritis pain. Chondroitin sulfate dietary supplements are also believed to help alleviate joint pain associated with the condition.
- Glucosamine: This natural supplement helps arthritis sufferers by providing natural building blocks for growth, repair and maintenance of cartilage. Glucosamine may lubricate joints, help cartilage retain water and prevent its breakdown.
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