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Arthritis is a painful and devastating conditions and even though it’s normally associated with older people it can impact people of all ages.

Your doctor can prescribe to you any number of prescription medications to help you cope with your arthritis but you can take a more natural route to help yourself. This is a very smart and healthy choice that does not come with the worry over any side effects.

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful and debilitating medical condition that affects the joints. It is broken down into two categories- there is osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There are effective natural remedies for arthritis that are worth learning about.

Natural Arthritis Remedies:

Silicon is one kind of mineral that can offer joint pain relief as it has the ability to nourish joint cartilage. You need to take in an abundance of minerals that build tissues on a daily basis in order to keep your bones as healthy and as strong as possible. This will help to prevent bone spurs from developing.

Researchers have found that following a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet (which means a diet that includes dairy products and eggs but no meat of any kind) for at least one year’s time can improve the condition for those those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis relief can be found if you can figure out what plays a role in worsening your condition. It is believed that for some individuals’ allergies to food or food sensitivities has an arthritis association.  For instance wheat, potatoes and tomatoes seem to aggravate some sufferers but not others. Discuss this with your doctor.

More Natural Remedies for Arthritis:

Paying attention to your daily diet is important but there are other herbal remedies for this condition that can help to stop joint pain. Herbal treatments do not just relieve pain but they also reduce inflammation in the joints, eliminate toxins that have built up in the joints and protect and support the joint cartilage.

Cayenne pepper is thought to be an herb that can relieve joint pain for arthritis sufferers. A cream made from this pepper has been found in a variety of studies to help those who suffer from both OA as well as RA. Cayenne pepper is also an herb that can be added to food and included in recipes and therefore consumed orally.

Arnica cream can be applied topically to the affected areas and is a relatively strong pain reliever for those who suffer from arthritic hands and joint pain in other areas of the body. Arnica can be used in an ointment or massage oil and then carefully and gently rubbed into sore regions.

Other herbal remedies for arthritis that act as mild analgesics include chamomile, mint, juniper, rosemary, thyme, wild yam and yarrow. Mint, wild yam and yarrow can also be made into a tea for relief from symptoms.


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