Published on December 13th, 2012 | by AJ0
Check Out Remedies For Arthritis
If you are having joint pain, you may be seeking out various remedies for arthritis. If you check the Internet, you will see many promising treatments. However, not everything will work and one must be careful with some kinds of supplements and drugs. Here is a look at some common forms of therapy and why they may or may not help you.
If you are suffering with gout, it is actually gouty arthritis and usually affects the big toe joint. This condition is caused by excessive uric acid in the blood that causes the formation of crystals. These crystals may settle in joints and cause a great deal of irritation. One can take special medications for uric acid levels. However, eating cherries or taking concentrated cherry juice is beneficial to many, as it acts as a natural treatment.
If you have gout, avoid a lot of red meat and sea foods. It is best to limit your intake of alcoholic beverages also. Try to get plenty of exercise and vitamin C, as this is known to help.
If your joints hurt due to a “wear and tear” condition known as osteoarthritis, you are in good company. Eventually almost everyone will experience this. Many people claim that a daily dose of two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with a teaspoon of honey can do wonders. It is usually taken in warm water. For best results, use unpasteurized vinegar and natural honey.
Omega3 fatty acids are known to act as a natural anti inflammatory and can help with some kinds of joint pain. You can get this effect from fish oil or flaxseed oil supplements. You also can eat more fish and foods like walnuts and flaxseeds.
Many herbal supplements are believed to help with joint pain by reducing swelling. Bromelain is a pineapple extract supplement and is showing a lot of promise for people with arthritic conditions. For maximum results take bromelain on an empty stomach. If taken with food, it tends to act as a natural digestive aid and is less effective.
Ginger can be beneficial for joint inflammation. You can buy this common spice in capsule form but many people enjoy fresh ginger. It can be grated and made into ginger tea and when taken with bromelain, it may have increased anti inflammatory activity.
Another common spice that is good for inflammation is turmeric. This is what gives common table mustard its yellow color. You also may try curcumin as it is a more concentrated form and may work better for joint problems. White willow has a similar effect to that of aspirin and may be worth checking into. Also, glucosamine chondroitin and MSM supplements are very popular and work for some people.
If you are searching remedies for arthritis, they will not be hard to find. Make sure to choose something that is proven to be safe and effective. Before you take any over the counter medications or supplements, check with your pharmacist or doctor. Some of these products may interact with other medications and they may not be best for everyone.