6 Good habits to ease arthritis pain

  • #1
  • Exercise – you want to do muscle-strengthening exercise but nothing hardcore. The best exercise is done in water.
  • Water aerobics is very easy on your joints allowing the benefits of exercise without being hard on your joints.
  • Try walking not running or jogging, the idea is not to put jarring movement on your joints.
  • # 2
  • Eat healthily, Avoid pre-packaged foods. Try to eat fresh foods, limit sugar and salt, but don’t forget to spice up your foods using all-natural herbs. I read eating a diet low in dairy, also a vegetarian diet can be effective because that would eliminate inflammation-causing foods.
  • When needed add calcium, magnesium, boron, zinc, vitamin k2, and D3, to your daily regime, of course, any other vitamins your body may be lacking. The above-mentioned plays a significant role in the reduction of side effects from arthritis. (discuss levels with your doctor.) Also adding Boswella and turmeric have been proven (In India) to be effective, when taking tumeric you should take pepperine or common name black pepper, this helps with absorbtion.
  • # 3
  • Proper hydration – There is never a bad time to be properly hydrated.
  • The best choice is water if you
  • don’t like the plain taste of water add fruits, try a combination using a cucumber, and a sprig of mint with lemon, The combinations are endless.
  • Green tea 3-4 times a day, The ingredients in green tea are beneficial.
  • Whatever you choose stay away from sodas, high fructose corn syrup, and sugared drinks.
  • # 4
  • Hot and Cold therapy – A relaxing hot bath or a heating pad helps to deliver heat. Than for cold use an ice pack or get your affected area into ice, alternate therapies.
  • DO NOT use a heating pad with ointments containing anything that heats up, like capsaicin, This can burn your skin and blisters could form.
  • # 5
  • Massage – massage can be very relaxing, use oils containing evening primrose or any nut oils.
  • Massage is relaxing and may reduce the pain, at least temporarily.
  • # 6
  • Topical Aids – topical creams or salves made from natural ingredients can help reduce inflammation and reduce pain. Try salves with evening primrose.
  • It is stated that arnica helps to relieve pain and is natural.
  • There are many natural remedies, just be mindful of what you are already taking and beware of interactions. Willow bark is a good natural supplement but know that it contains salicin, which converts to salicylic acid in the body, commonly known as aspirin. When in doubt consult a professional.

My wish is for everyone to eat healthy, stay hydrated and get plenty of sleep, and give thanks to your higher power..

  • I just read an article that was posted with information from American College of Physicians, stating there were many bnefits to drinking 10oz warm water with lemon and Himalayan salt or good quality sea salt, that the absorption of uric acid is reduced, also drinking first thing in morning helped to increase energy.