Published on August 16th, 2013 | by Tom1
Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Relief
Natural remedies for arthritis pain
1. Weight loss an experiment conducted by a professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, showed that some people see obvious alleviation of arthritis pain after losing 10-20 pounds. So maintaining a healthy weight, although not the easiest way, perhaps it is the best remedy for arthritis pain, since every pound you lost will reduce 4 pounds of pressure on your joints, reducing the severity of arthritis pain.
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2. Exercise regular exercises play an important role for treating osteoarthritis. Simply walking around your house will make you better shaped than those who are always inactive. However it is better combine aerobic activities like walking, swimming with strengthening exercises like isotonic exercises for a better outcome.
3. Boosting Vitamin C and D supply deficiencies in both vitamin C and D can make you prone to arthritis pain. More supply in vitamin C can slow down the loss of cartilage for osteoarthritis patients. You can either eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, or take vitamin C supplements. And a diet rich in vitamin D will slow down the process of osteoarthritis, since vitamin D can promote the assimilation of calcium, a vital substance to make your bones stronger. Eat food rich in vitamin D, such as fortified milk or have sunshine exposure for 20 minutes, twice a week.
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4. Acupuncture“Several trials show acupuncture to be helpful for many people with osteoarthritis,” says Dr. Altman. Acupuncture may be a good option for some people with arthritis pain.
5. Over-the-Counter medications. OTC medications like aspirin or acetaminophen can help ease moderate arthritis pain. Take one of them according to the instructions on the packages or bottles. However, for patients who have stomach ulcers or bleeding problems, avoid using aspirin. You can take the pills with food or milk to lower the risk of side effects.
6. Physical therapy. For some patients, a physical therapy may be helpful in relieving arthritis pain.
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7. Capsaicin cream. Capsaicin cream is available for arthritis pain relief without a prescription.
8. Other supplements. The most popular supplements for arthritis pain relief are glucosamine and chondroitin. And it is recommended that the combination of two supplements works well in providing pain relief.