5 Herbs to Help With Arthritis Pain

5 Herbs to Help With Arthritis Pain

Do you experience pain and stiffness in your body that make it difficult for you to move around? It’s possible that you have arthritis. And you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 50 million people suffer from this medical condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints. Alarmingly, this number is estimated to increase by 67 percent by 2030.

Arthritis is actually not a single disease, it’s a broad term that describes more than 100 types of conditions. The most common type is osteoarthritis, which typically affects elderly people. The other types of arthritis include the following:

  • Autoimmune arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis (caused by the abnormal reaction of the immune system against the body’s healthy cells)
  • Infectious arthritis (caused by infection)
  • Gout (caused by uric acid build up)
  • Psoriatic arthritis (caused by psoriasis)

Some people seek natural treatment for arthritis, probably because they want to minimize toxin overload in their bodies. As you know, medicines contain chemicals that accumulate in the liver. People use herbs instead to alleviate the pain and swelling brought about by this condition. Find out what these herbs are from the article below.

Certain lifestyle changes can also make life with arthritis much easier. These include:

  • Weight loss. The added pounds put stress on the joints. Losing weight can therefore help alleviate pressure, pain and swelling.
  • Exercise. Although pain and inflammation may make it difficult for you to move around, you can’t forego exercise. Inactivity will only make your condition worse. Check with your doctor and ask for recommended exercises for people with arthritis.
  • Use of devices. By using canes and other assistive devices, you lessen the pressure on your joints, protect your joints from further injury, and assist yourself in your daily tasks.

Living a pain-free life can be possible even if you have arthritis.

5 Herbs to Help With Arthritis Pain

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