It’s very important to understand about Arthritis before we find ways of getting relief from arthritis pain.
The word ” Arthritis ” is used to refer to the pain,swelling & stiffness in joints (area where 2 bones meet) caused due to various reasons depending on type of Arthritis.
Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid arthritis are 2 common types of Arthritis. There are many other types, you can check here if you want to read about any one in particular.
Osteoarthritis is caused due to overuse of joints resulting in ” Wear & Tear ” of connective tissues. It mostly occurs due to old age.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is caused due to inflammation in the joint’s tissues. Though inflammation is a natural body process in which the white blood cells of our body protect us from harmful foreign bodies such as Bacteria & Virus but in case of Rheumatoid Arthritis, the immune system attacks the joints tissue as if the tissues are infected.
And that’s the reason why Rheumatoid Arthritis is also called as an ” Autoimmune Disease “.
Where it hurts ? Fingers, Elbows, Shoulders, Knees, Ankles, Foot (Heel & Toe as well), Back & Neck.
Now that you have a brief idea about Arthritis, let’s come to the main part, that is
” How to get relief from Arthritis pain ?”.
Arthritis can be a very tough situation for the patients as well as their family. These ways should be know to the patient as well as the family members of the patient.
So let’s check a few effective ways to get relief from Arthritis pain.
1. Get a Good sleep
Thought it can be very difficult for arthritis patients to have a good sleep, it’s very necessary to find ways of sleeping better. Keeping in mind that the tissue growth & healing occurs the most during sleep, the first possible answer for relief from Arthritis pain is Sleep.
The family members should also ensure that the patient gets an undisturbed sleep, as it will also be beneficial for other medical conditions.
2. Follow Improved Diet
Improved diet means including certain food items in your diet such as Cherries , Ginger, Turmeric , green leafy vegetables & Omega-3 rich food (like fish , soybeans) & excluding a few such as Refined sugar, Processed & Red meat, Alcoholic drinks & food containing MSG (Mono – Sodium – Glutamate).
Read more about improved diet in detail. .
3. Massage & Exercise
As per study, regular massage of joints with essential oils can significantly reduce pain in the affected areas as massages reduces the production level of stress hormones in the body. The massage can be very effective if done by a specialist.
Also, there are certain light exercises meant for joint areas that can be effective. You can check out various videos on YouTube here .
Please note : Massage & Exercise should be done after consulting the doctor as they vary from case to case.
- Make sure you very well understand the root causes of the type of arthritis before heading towards the treatment.
- The family member (or the care taker) should ensure that there is a positive atmosphere around the patient as healthy mental state is very important as well.
- Don’t pick or try to push heavy items.
- Though allopathic treatment can give temporary relief, don’t make it a part of your life. Keep trying other natural ways such as Ayurvedic Treatments.
- Always consult a Nutritionist instead of doctors when it comes to change in diet.
- Avoid all kinds of oily junk foods.
- Consider losing a little weight if you’re Overweight. Read more about losing weight
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