13 Natural Treatments for Osteoarthritis

  1. Natural remedy for arthritis pain

Osteoarthritis is a physiological and biomechanical disease. It can be described as a bone rubbing, determined by the breaking of the cartilage that ensures the movement of your bones. Apart from the medication prescribed by a physician, you can also opt for certain natural remedies that you can prepare at home.

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  1. Physical exercises

By performing aerobic and weight lifting exercises, you improve the muscular mass which is found all around the ‘ill’ joint. By doing so, you actually allow the nutrients to reach the cartilage, making it stronger.

  1. Time to swim

Exercise is very good for the health of your joints. However, there are people who cannot perform normal exercises as their joint makes them feel too much pain. The best solution is aquatic exercise, which is a way of doing sport, without pain and pressure on the joints.

  1. Put your weight in balance

Overweight people put a lot of pressure on their joints, without even being aware. This is the reason why you should control your weight, in order to prevent osteoarthritis and treat it if the need be.

  1. Cold/Hot compresses

Thermotherapy is a very good treatment to relieve the pain that osteoarthritis provokes, either it is used cold or hot compresses.

  1. Take supplements

A combination of chondroitin and glucosamine can improve the symptoms of osteoarthritis, easing your movement. In addition, you can also take some avocado soybean unsaponifiables as they have a vegetable extract that improves your motions and prevent the progression of this disease.

  1. Consume anti-inflammatory foods

Foods rich in Omega3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, reducing the pain provoked by this disease and stimulating the joint healing.

  1. Acupuncture as a treatment

Acupuncture is a very old practice that uses needles to relieve the pain from a specific point. These needles are inserted into the affected joint and prevent you from temporarily feeling the pain.

  1. Massage

Through massage, your muscles become soothe and the blood circulation is improved. One hour of massage per week will release the joint pain and relax the affected area. However, it is important to have the massage made by an experienced therapist.

  1. Go to the spa

Hydrotherapy is a very good solution for osteoarthritis. The procedure implies a warm, mineral or Sulfur rich bath which usually relieves joint pain. Therefore, we encourage you to take a free day and go to the spa.

  1. Use orthotics

Orthotics is a device designed to protect and offer support to your joints and reduce pain caused by this disease. All you have to do is place this device, which usually is a brace on your joint and let it action. They can also take the form of shoes, which improve walking quality.

  1. Practice mind-body healing

Treatments that focus their attention on the body-mind relation help your body relax. A good practice can be yoga, which strengthens your muscle mass or tai chi, which reduces the osteoarthritis symptoms.

  1. Do TENS

TENS or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is a treatment that involves a device charged with electricity which relieves pain from your joint. In this sense, it is very important to consult a doctor who will advise you on how to use this device in order to get positive results.

13 Natural Treatments for Osteoarthritis

 

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