There are over 50+ million adults in the United States who were diagnosed with arthritis. If you’re one of those people, you’re probably interested in information on how to manage your symptoms in a safe and natural way.
Many others are too. In fact, about 1 in 5 people who were diagnosed with arthritis are patiently waiting for more effective and natural therapy options to come along.
Unfortunately, there are over 100 different diseases that are being labeled as arthritis. These diseases are rheumatic and all impact joints, as well as tissues are the joints and the connective tissue itself. You’d hope this means there MUST be hundreds of different management techniques and effective remedies for these conditions, right?
Not so fast. Many doctors provide absolutely the same natural remedies and potential solutions for many different forms of rheumatic diseases because they look at all of them from a standpoint of arthritis being an overarching condition.
To make matters worse, many doctors don’t even know the fact that there have been a lot of advancements in this critically-important area of our health within the last 5-10 years, and that these developments and findings are showing amazing results.
In light of all this, millions of people are living in great pain, day after day, completely unaware of the recent research, advancements and progress.
Natural Arthritis Treatments
There are many so-called natural arthritis remedies out there, but not all of them are proven to be effective. You want to go with a natural arthritis remedy that’s proven to work, and the good news is that there are a few of them out there.
One natural remedy stands out and is the most effective in treating your arthritis symptoms. This remedy is basically maintaining a healthy weight, and losing some weight, if necessary. While this may sound simple, we know this can be quite challenging. Nevertheless, this solution is the most effective because you take 4 pounds of extra pressure off your knees, or any other joints affected by arthritis, by losing just one pound of weight. As a result, for many people, losing just 15-20 pounds can have a substantial and very noticeable impact on their arthritis symptoms.
Here are 5 other ways how you can naturally ease your arthritis pain:
- Moist heat is able to provide a pretty effective relief from pain, so we recommend taking a warm bath or warm shower on a regular basis. What’s also been seen as helpful are those moist heating pads available at CVS or Walgreens pharmacies that you can apply in 12-15 minute increments.
- Many people have also found relief by stretching everyday. For best results, stretch your joints after taking a warm bath or shower – this will ensure that they are already warmed up when stretching. Talk to your primary care physician about creating a good stretching program keeping your needs, age and level of mobility in mind.
- Be sure to get enough rest when needed to help reduce the joint pain and fatigue due to Rheumatoid Arthritis. However, avoid having a sedentary lifestyle because it can cause more harm than good. In short, be active, but also take rests when you feel like you need one.
- Another effective remedy to reduce inflammation caused by arthritis, especially if most of your pain is coming from your hands and feet, is by trying a hot wax. They are known to be quite effective because the heat wraps cover your fingers and toes completely. You can also buy them at your local CVS or Walgreens store (or any other local pharmacy)
- Acupuncture is also something many people do to reduce their arthritis pain. Acupuncture restores the balance in your body by rerouting the energies we have inside of our bodies. If you’re interested in giving acupuncture a try, make sure to find a highly knowledgeable and experienced professional who will know exactly what to do when you tell him your conditions and pains.
How To Find New Techniques
No ones knows your own body like you know it, so please do your own research because every body is very different, and every arthritis prognosis has to be unique as well. What works for one person, may not work for someone else and vice-versa.
If you’ve only been diagnosed by one doctor and didn’t get a second or third opinion, definitely make sure to do your own homework to find what works best for your unique situation.
If you’re interested in learning more, don’t delay and start your search now!