April 2022

7 Natural Ways to Manage Arthritis Pain

By Dr. Nikhil Eric Saldanha

Arthritis is a common disorder that affects your joints. It can cause pain and inflammation, making it difficult to move or stay active. Fortunately, we can all come out of this pain in a few ways. Discussing the course of action that one can take up.  

Weight Management

Weight gain is always associated with various complications, especially when it comes to arthritis, causing increased pressure on bones and joints. Losing these extra pounds and maintaining a healthy body weight lowers the possibility of developing such conditions. 

Diet Plan

The importance of eating a healthy, nutrient-rich diet cannot be overstated. As per research. Opting for foods rich in antioxidants like herbs, vegetables, and fresh fruits will help reduce inflammation and keep your bones and joints healthy.

Foods to Include in an Arthritis Diet

As per the study, certain foods can ease inflammation and may help relieve some of the joint pain associated with arthritis. Foods such as fatty fish, garlic, ginger, broccoli, walnuts, berries, spinach, grape, and olive oil.

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Very sparse evidence has supported that herbal supplements may help in alleviating arthritis pain. Some of these include turmeric, garlic, ginger, devil's claw, gingo, etc.

Regular Exercise 

Exercising regularly will help keep the joints flexible. Physical activity also strengthens the muscles. Swimming, for example, is an exercise that is preferred over walking or running for individuals with arthritis. 

Hot and Cold Compress

Heat therapy is used to relieve muscle and joint stiffness, help warm up joints before activity, or ease a muscle spasm. Cold compresses can reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain related to arthritis and activity.

 Acupuncture and Massage

Acupuncture and body massage have been proven to reduce pain and stiffness in arthritis patients.  Although there is not enough scientific approach to these techniques, they comfort joint and muscle aches. 


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