Arthritis is derived from a Greek word(‘artho’ refers to joint and ‘itis’ refers to inflammation). Arthritis is a disorder which causes inflammation of bone joints. Cartilage protects bone joints and enables it to move seamlessly. Arthritis causes malfunction of cartilage. It causes friction on the bones leading to pain and stiffness.
Steps to Treat Arthritis Pain
To get rid of arthritis pain, eat 5-10 cherries a day. You can consume cherries that are fresh or tinned. The cherries are boiled for a long time until they become a strong syrup. This treatment has been followed by Japanese for years together. Cherry is rich in magnesium and potassium. Magnesium is a painkiller. Potassium is a diuretic and it reduces inflammation.
Ginger is proved to be beneficial in treating arthritis. Ginger aids in removing arthritis pain. Use ginger as much as possible in your daily cooking.
Try to include at least 1000 mg ginger three times a day. Try to include ginger in your daily meals with sauces, salads or soups.
Using eucalyptus oil is a traditional method of curing arthritis pain. Warm eucalyptus oil and apply it on the affected joints. Wrap it with a warm towel. This heat treatment relaxes and reduces the joints pain. This can be followed as a daily relief routine at bedtime for getting maximum relief.
Copper and Zinc
Both of these minerals provide excellent benefits for arthritis, especially rheumatoid arthritis. When any of these minerals are taken separately for a long time, it may result in the deficiency of the other. So they need to be taken together.
Take 30 mg of zinc and 2 mg of copper together daily. This combination can be taken for two times a day. If arthritis is severe, take three doses daily.
Selenium is found abundantly in onion and garlic. If you are not allergic to both these items, include it as much as possible in your cooking along with ginger. This can be supplemented with 200 to 500 mg selenium per day.
Niacinamide is used as primary treatment for osteoarthritis. It provides excellent benefits for stiffness and immobilization caused by rheumatoid arthritis for a long time.
After continuous use of niacinamide, ankylosed joints regain their mobility.
Vegetables such as carrot, cucumber, pumpkin and beetroot are good for arthritis. Take turmeric, asafoetida, and spices like ginger. All these vegetables are beneficial for the joints.
Fruits such as orange, apple, papaya and grapes should be taken in large quantities. Vitamin E found in fruits prevents the cartilage breakdown and helps in producing components for production of cartilage.
Collagen found in cartilage needs vitamin C for its functions. Joint pain is also caused due to allergic fruits and those foods should be identified and eliminated from your diet.
Cold temperature exacerbates arthritis. Wear cloths to keep yourself warm and to insulate the joints. Apply heat on the joints by use heating pads during bed time. You can create your own heat pad. Stuff rice in a tube sock and tie the sock such that rice does not fall from the sock. Heat the sock for applying heat treatment.