Helpful home remedies to ease the pain during arthritis attack.
Arthritis is a one of the oldest and common illness of man. The
number of people with arthritis is increasing yearly and a lot more will
have in the coming years. During winter season, arthritis attacks
severely, here are some helpful home remedies to ease the pain during
Control the weight
If you have an arthritis, try to maintain body weight. Overweight
people will have more difficulty or pain since there will be more
pressure on the joints. The bones will be more stressed which increases
the possibility of inflammation, swelling, and pain.
Use ice to ease the pain. Cold
treatment is good for a stressed joints usually after work. A gel pack
or an ice on a plastic bag is recommended to apply for 15 to 20 minutes,
then remove for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat process atleast for an hour.
Use of herbal remedies. Herbs can
also help ease the pain of arthritis, but not necessarily treat
them. For those who want to try alternative medicines, according to Dr.
Varro E. Tyler, Ph.D., the most beneficial herb is the willow bark. This is because willow bark contains salicin, which is similar to aspirin. Tyler is a professor of pharmacognosy at Pardue University and author of the book "The Honest Herbal".
Increase in Vitamin C intake. "Studies have shown that people with rheumatoid arthritis are deficient in Vitamin C" says Robert H. Davis, Ph.D., professor of physiology at the Pennsylvania College of Podiatic
Medicine. He adds that taking Vitamin C will help arthritis patients,
but to be sure consult your doctor before trying this therapy to avoid
Having an arthritis can be a serious illness especially if it hinders
you from working and living the normal life. Discipline in food,
lifestyle, and positive attitude will help one battles this illness.