Arthritis and Available Treatments

Arthritis is a painful joint disease caused from inflammation. The disease can strike at any age and can be chronic or or acute and it varies from person to person. There are also several different types of arthritis, such as gout and rheumatoid arthritis. While the disease may vary in some aspects, there is one constant thing all arthritis suffers’ want, and that’s pain relief. Many people who suffer from arthritis are seeking out natural treatment options so they can minimize the amount of prescription drugs they have to take for pain relief, thus eliminating drug interactions and side effects. These natural spice and herbal supplement treatment options have been providing pain relief for arthritis sufferers and just may be of benefit to you as well.


Cayenne

When added to food, this spice heats up muscles and joints from the inside out. Cayenne also blocks the pain signals traveling from the brain to the joints. If you don’t enjoy the flavor of cayenne, over-the-counter topical arthritis creams contain cayenne and are effective in reliving joint pain and stiffness.

 

Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice used in Indian cuisine that will reduce inflammation and swelling while working hard to prevent cartilage damage. A daily turmeric supplement will work as well as the spice to treat arthritis

 

Rosemary

Rosemary contains antioxidants and phytochemicals that work to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. This spicy arthritis treatment can be added to food or used as an essential oil in warm bathwater to soak arthritic joints.

 

Pycnogenol

Pycnogenol is an extract from pine bark. This natural supplement contains compounds which increase blood flow to arthritic joints and that increased blood flow reduces stiffness, flushes out inflammatory wastes and speeds healing to damaged cartilage.

 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C works hard to stop the progression of arthritis in joints. Vitamin C also stimulates the production of enzymes that build healthy new joint cartilage, and may help reverse the damage that has already been inflicted to joint by arthritis. A daily dose of vitamin C can be taken as a supplement or derived from foods, like oranges and sweet peppers.

 

Fish Oil and Glucosamine

Fish oil is recommend by physicians to most of their patients for its ability to reduce overall body inflammation (the prime suspect of many diseases) and its omega-3 content. When combined with glucosamine, another natural supplement, the one-two punch offered by the combo helps to effectively relieve hip and knee pain caused by arthritis.

 

CBD

CBD or CBD oil has been shown to have significant effects on arthritis. Research has shown that Cannabidiol and its derivates can help to reduce the pain and inflammation that comes along with arthritis, including but not limited to rheumatoid arthritis, gout and other similar inflammatory joint problems. You should consult with your doctor if you are interested to use CBD oil for your arthritis – as you usually can only buy cbd oil with a legal prescription.

Doctor’s Approval

While the above mentioned arthritis treatments are natural and safe, it’s always a good idea to check with your doctor before starting a non-prescribed treatment plan.