Natural Remedies: Arthritis

Did you know more than 15 million people over the age of 45 complain of osteoarthritis? If you feel pain and stiffness in your joints caused by inflammation, follow our natural remedies for arthritis!

  • Ice your affected joints right after doing an activity. Don't allow them to become inflamed.
  • Capsaicin—the "hot" chemical in chili peppers—can relieve the pain of arthritis. You can find it over the counter at drugstores. Don't get carried away with this idea and try smearing yourself directly with chili peepers—that's a higher potency than most skin will tolerate.
  • Increase the amount of fish in your diet or take fish oil pills.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Stretch for 18 to 20 minutes a day. Focus your stretching where it hurts the most, but increase flexibility all over.
  • Pack a small jar with golden raisins and cover them with gin. Eat nine raisins every morning, squeezing the extra gin back in the jar.
  • Bee-vemon contains anti-inflammatory peptides that act against the pain and inflammation of your arthritis. If you're allergic to bees, do not use this remedy without the supervision of a doctor. Even if you aren't allergic, buy a bee sting kit from your pharmacy and keep it handy.

Do you have any tips or tricks that help your arthritis? Let us know!

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Rheumatoid arthritis is the

By stevecarve on April 16

Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common inflammatory form of arthritis but this disease can be cured by adopting the natural treatments.The best is Yoga and meditation , it helps relaxing your mind and soul to reduce pain.I would like to recommend the breathing exercises also for the same.

I suffer from Neuropathy in

By Mike Smollom

I suffer from Neuropathy in my feet and ankles used to be at night now becoming all day. The Doctors prescribe creams that work for a short period then no longer help. Can you help me find a better alternative. Tonight I was in so much pain I actually felt suicidle Im 55 the thought of being in this pain for mny years to come is unthinkabke.

Any suggestions, Thank You

Mike

Mike, we are not health

By Almanac Staff

Mike, we are not health professionals so we can not give medical advice but our heart reaches out to you. We are not sure if you have diabetic neuropathy; here is an article about protecting the feet, which includes possibly using more serious prescription pain medication to block the pain and give comfort:
http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/diabetic-neuropathy%E2%80%94the-agony...

Born with JRA I have dealt

By AllieL

Born with JRA I have dealt with pain my whole life. I recently started using cinnamon in my coffee. It helps with the swelling and pain almost all day. Its about 12 hours before I start to feel pain again. cinnamon is also great for your metabolism and is an antifungal!

For almost 40 years, I was in

By A.C.Taylor

For almost 40 years, I was in pain in many joints from arthritis. I took everything that Doctors gave me to take, some helped, a little, but did not get rid of the swelling and pain altogether. Then last year, I was reading about another remedy for something else and read about "tart cherry juice". I read more about it and how this natural juice helped to rid the joints of the pain and swelling.... I've been drinking 1 oz. in the mornings and one at night about an hour before bedtime (it also helps you sleep.!)for about 5 months now... I should tell you that the only relief I was getting before was from taking 4-6 BC powders a day..!! After the first week of drinking the tart "all natural" cherry juice, I have NOT taken another BC powder, I have NOT taken any meds from any Doctor and I have NOT have any pain nor swelling from arthritis in 5 months..! If you go to your local store, look for ONLY the juices that ONLY contain "ALL NATURAL". If you see a list down the side of what's in it, put it BACK...!! I buy only "Old Orchard, Very Cherre" tart cherry juice, it has a green label and is in a 64 oz plastic bottle. 64 ozs. at 2 ozs. a day for under $6.00 a month..!! I was paying as much as $300.00/month for 'drugs" that didn't do a thing..!! The article I was reading says it may take from a week to 3 weeks to get in your system to start working. I started feeling the relief in 4 days..!! Your's may be the same or might take alittle longer, but for $5.99/bottle, it's well worth it to try it..! and remember, 2 ozs a day from a 64 oz bottle is 32 days, so within the first month, you'll know if it is going to help you. Also, the juice is good for others things also....

Take Advil..800mg at night...

By 123456

Take Advil..800mg at night...

I also use a decotion made

By bigeagle16870

I also use a decotion made from dried Golden Rod Leaves and wild Strawberry stems and leaves.. bring a cup of each to a boil.. in 2 qts of water...Rolling boil for 5 minutes... pour the decoction into a tub of warm water.. it's best to shower prior to this soaking to open the pores of the skin to "soak up" the decotion... solak for 20 minutes in the warmest water your body can stand.. once the water starts to chill.. get out... good for arthritis and rhumitisim...

I take 2 cups of white

By bigeagle16870

I take 2 cups of white viniger place that in a pot along with two finely chopped Jalepeno peppers and one cup of crushed red pepper.. to this I add one sprig of Rosemary and a sprig of Mint..Bring this to a boil.. note it will raise a stink and if you are sensitive to pepper you might want to use some safety goggles.. after it has boiled for about 5 min remove from heat and let stand 20 minutes until cool... Strain the misture through some cheese cloth.. bottle the viniger use gloves and a cloth to apply to joints as needed.. be careful of open sores and do not touch your eyes or mouth with your hand(s)while it does have a smell to it it warms the joints, muscles after about 20 miniutes.. in an hour take a nice hot shower.. i use this remedy and it helps my knees and other joints better than anything "medicaly Rx'd"

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