Simple but Effective Natural Remedies for Arthritis

by Support on March 30, 2011

We found this well written introductory to arthritis penned by our new friend, Yvonne Glasgow. We especislly support the notion of keeping active to keep joint function healthy. Following is a short excerpt with a link to the full sourse at the bottom.

Natural Remedies for Arthritis Sufferers

Although there are many forms of arthritis, the two most common are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by  the immune system attacking joint linings. Osteoarthritis happens when there is a breakdown in the cartilage around the bones. Arthritis is a chronic disease, there is no cure, but the pain and symptoms of arthritis can be lessened with home remedies.

Joint Protection

Since arthritis attacks the body’s joints it is important to take steps to protect your joints. If you are already suffering from arthritis, you can save your hands some pain by giving your fingers a break. Use your palms to pick things up. Buy special tools to open jars. There are even kitchen utensils made with bigger handles to help those who have lost their grip. Push doors open with your arms or elbows. When I push a heavy door with my hands I end up with pain for the whole next day. Taking precautions and giving your hands a break can help relieve strain on your aching joints.

Fighting Stiffness

Keep your joints young by keeping active. Physical activity is good for your body and your soul. Joints are more likely to stiffen up if you spend too much time being inactive. Add warmth when your joints are aching. Soak in the bath, or toss some towels in the dryer and wrap them around your sore parts. When you can’t get physical activity because it is too painful try working out in a warm pool. The warm water soothes the joints making it easier to move.

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Published by Yvonne M. Glasgow, M.Sc.

Yvonne is a published book author. She writes for many online outlets and has also been published in many print outlets. She is an eternal learner.   View profile

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