Arthritis is a devastatingly painful disease that affects
millions of people. It affects the joints of the body and can make if difficult to complete even simple tasks.
There are many prescription medications on the market that were created to help relieve the symptoms of the disease,
but not everyone tolerates them well. There are natural medications that have been shown to help relieve the often
excruciating symptoms of this disease, without the harmful side effects.
People suffering from arthritis will usually resort to medication to relieve their pain. Unfortunately, there is actually no known cure for arthritis contrary to what many pharmaceutical companies say. Dealing with arthritis is not as simple as taking in a particular pill or a single substance. The pain that arthritis creates is enough to drive one crazy as it never abates. This is probably the reason why arthritis sufferers never stop looking for remedies for this particular affliction.
There are many ways to achieve natural arthritis pain relief without drugs. One such way is somatic bodywork. It is kind of a mix between chiropractic and massage. Many have found this approach quite successful at relieving pain. Of course, be sure to consult your doctor, especially if you desire to stop any pain medications. You should not attempt to self-treat or do something contrary to your doctor's recommendations.
People who have arthritis will move around a lot less because of the pain in their joints. However studies show that there are some exercises such as walking and balancing exercises, such as Yoga, Tai Chi and water aerobics that can greatly reduce the pressure on the joints and reduce the pain associated with arthritis. It is also beneficial because it will improve your general health as well. Before starting any exercise program it would be a good idea to consult with a physical therapist or your regular physician to ensure that the exercise will be safe.
Eating a healthy diet, that is composed of lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, is an effective treatment for arthritis. Vegetable juices that contain potatoes, carrots and celery, as well as, fruits such as apples, pears, cherries and pineapple will help to keep you pain free.