Your weight can make a big impact on the amount of pain you experience from arthritis. Extra weight puts more pressure on your joints—especially your knees, hips, and feet.Reducing the stress on your joints by losing weight will improve your mobility, decrease pain, and prevent future damage to your joints.
Here are natural remedies that research suggests may actually help ease arthritis pain.
Powerful Home Remedies For Arthritis
Fenugreek seeds which are high in fiber and protein have various other beneficial components including iron, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C, phosphates, flavonoids, saponins, trigonelline, and other alkaloids. You can also use fenugreek seeds powder. Mix one tsp of this powder to a cup lukewarm water and have this in the morning on an empty stomach everyday for about 2-3 month
To get relief from gout pain, it is essential to alkalize the body and neutralize the excess uric acid in blood stream. This can be done easily with fresh lemon juice and baking soda. Along with lemon juice, also eat other fruits rich in vitamin C to strengthen the body tissues. Mix the juice of one lemon with one-half teaspoon of baking soda. Let it sit for a few seconds until the fizzing stops, and then mix it in a glass of water. Drink it immediately.
Cold Hot Water
You’ll need two containers. Fill one with cold water and a tray of ice cubs; the other with hot water at a temperature you can tolerate to touch. Starting with cold, immerse the hurting joint for a minute, then switch to the hot water and immerse for 30 seconds. Then switch from cold to hot for about 15 minutes, immersing the affected joint in each for 30 seconds each time. Finish with cold water for a minute.
One of the biggest contributing factors to arthritis pain is weight. Joints supporting too many pounds will hurt a lot more than those carrying a lighter load. Improving your diet and adding some light cardiovascular exercise to an otherwise stagnant routine can have dramatic positive results on relieving arthritis pain.
The yellow spice found in curries and ballpark mustard contains a powerful compound called curcumin, which inhibits enzymes and proteins that promote inflammation. Several studies have found that turmeric specifically reduces pain and swelling in arthritis patients. In one study of people with knee osteoarthritis, those who ate just 2 grams a day (less than a teaspoon) had pain relief and increased mobility equal to those who took 800 milligrams of ibuprofen. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon on rice or in vegetables daily. Or keep some packets of ballpark mustard in your pocket—they’re the perfect dose.
Massaging aching and swollen joints with herbal oils is one of the ancient ways to manage arthritis. Here is a recipe for such oil.Take mustard oil in a pan. Add camphor to this oil. Heat the oil till the camphor gets completely dissolved. Let it cool down a little till it gets lukewarm. Massage your joints gently with this lukewarm oil.
If you can afford it or know someone who is willing to do it for you, receiving a good massage every week to two weeks can lead to a noticeable improvement in how your body feels. Release of tension around arthritic joints will ease the stress being put on your bones and help you to relax.