Suffering from painful and disturbing arthritis? These 5 simple natural ways will help you get rid of the throbbing pain, avoid flare up, prevent joint damage, and preserve your mobility.
Arthritis is really painful and disturbing. The good news is that there are a few things you can do at home to get rid of the throbbing pain, to avoid this chronic health condition from flaring up, to prevent joint damage, and to preserve your mobility.
Here are the top 5 ways to get relief from arthritis pain naturally.
Eat Your Way To Pain Relief
The food you eat plays an important role in maintaining the health of your bones and muscles. As a rule of thumb, you need to have a proper and healthy diet in order to stay healthy. But there are certain foods that can trigger arthritis and there are also some that can help relieve pain and prevent flare-ups.
Fish that are rich in inflammation-fighting Omega-3 fatty acids like herring, tuna, salmon, and mackerel are found to be effective in reducing joint stiffness and pain. Other excellent food options for people suffering from arthritis are:
- Canola oil
- Olive oil
- Whole grains
- Fiber-packed beans like pinto, red, and kidney beans
- Vitamin-rich green leafy vegetables like Swiss chard, spinach, kale, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts
- Vitamin C rich citrus fruits like grapefruits, lime, and oranges
- Anthocyanins-containing cherries like blueberries and raspberries
As much as possible avoid consumption of foods and condiments that can trigger inflammation and worsen arthritis pain. This includes:
- Grilled or fried food
- Vegetable oil, corn oil, safflower, and sunflower
- Alcoholic beverages
- Processed foods and fast foods
- Dairy including grain-based desserts, pasta, and full-fat dairy products
- Red meat
Give Up Your Sedentary Lifestyle
Living with an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle will not only make you feel less energetic and lively, it likewise increases your risks to various kinds of health conditions including obesity and arthritis.
No matter what medication you are taking in, you can’t totally get relief from arthritis pain unless you give up your sedentary lifestyle. So, if you want to enjoy an arthritis-free life, you have to get up, stay active, and stop being a couch potato. In other words, move your body! Invest in motivation technology, hire a personal trainer or enlist in the buddy/friend system to get moving.
Relieve Pain With Hot & Cold Treatment
The hot and cold treatment has been proven to help ease arthritis pain. Hot compress and warm bath help relax tight muscles, relieve joints stiffness and soreness, increase blood flow, and decrease inflammation. While, cold treatments help constrict the blood vessels, thus reducing inflammation and swelling.
Reap the benefits of natural herbal supplements
Generally, it is quite difficult to eat enough foods that contain the right amount of vitamins and minerals essential for arthritis pain management, every single day. By taking daily supplements like fish oil (Omega 3’s) or an herbal-based natural formula like Zen-Alleve (pain fighting herbs + protease enzymes), your body can reap the benefits these natural herbs provide where a normal diet may be absent of these critical elements. Among the natural herbs that can help fight arthritis pain are devil’s claw, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and Boswellia.
Do regular exercise. Not only will it help enhance your mobility and strengthen your joints and muscles, but also it can help restore your energy, boost your mood, maintain your flexibility, and improve the overall quality of your life.
Exercise programs like strengthening, stretching and aerobics are found to be helpful in relieving arthritis pain. You can also try walking and low impact sports activities like cycling, water aerobics, and swimming.
It is important, though, to consult a physical therapist or your physician first before starting any workout routine especially if you are still in pain. Though exercise can be really beneficial, wrong execution or wrong choice of exercise routine (especially when it comes to high impact programs) can be harmful to your joints, and can also possibly lead to injury.
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