Arthritis Pain - Hot Tips To Help You Get Rid Of It Forever - By: Helen Hecker
Posted Sep 11 2009 4:55pm
I got rid of my arthritis and arthritis pain forever by doing one single thing - read on. Getting rid of my arthritis pain, without drugs, was one of the best things that’s ever happened to me.
Arthritis pain can be experienced whenever a stiff or swollen joint is used. The pain in arthritis can be moderate to severe. Arthritic joints appear to be larger, are stiff and painful, and usually feel worse the more they are used as the day progresses.
Cartilage contains a high percentage of water, but it decreases with age. It’s important to learn plenty of facts about joints and arthritis to help you understand how to treat arthritis better. Cartilage contains chondrocytes, water, proteoglycans and collagen; chondrocytes are the basic cartilage cells and are necessary for balance and function.
As chondrocytes (the cells that make up cartilage) age, they lose their ability to make repairs and produce more cartilage; this process may play an important role in the development and progression of osteoarthritis. Injuries sometimes can be the start in the arthritic disease process; osteoarthritis can develop years later even after a single traumatic injury to a joint or near a joint.
An inflammatory response causes cytokines, to gather in injured areas and cause inflammation and damage to body tissue and cells; it’s known to play a role in rheumatoid arthritis and other muscle and joint problems associated with autoimmune diseases.
For snacks, choose raw nuts without salt instead of lifeless roasted nuts. A study in Great Britain touted the beneficial effects of cod liver oil on osteoarthritis; relieving pain and stiffness, and reversing the destruction of joint cartilage within 24 hours. Not a food, but many, including one well-known professional golfer, still wear copper bracelets and swear by them.
Many arthritis sufferers have changed their diets and noticed significant or total improvement. Nutrition experts say it takes a combination of supplements, that no one supplement can relieve arthritis pain, build cartilage, etc. Studies done on antioxidant vitamins question the value of these supplements; it’s clearly better to consume these antioxidants in living foods because they may also need to work with other nutrients present in the foods to work properly.
I know quite a few people who are drinking tart cherry juice to relieve their arthritis pain; has to the tart kind though. If you’re not already doing so, make a big effort to watch your diet. One natural approach is to consume foods that are known to help relieve arthritis pain or prevent arthritis. For natural treatment for arthritis make an appointment with a naturopathic doctor, called a naturopath; ask around for referrals.
Use Taiji health balls, with the chimes, to strengthen the finger joints: hold two balls, move in a clockwise circle with your fingers to rotate them, then try counterclockwise and do throughout the day. To be on the safe side always seek your doctor’s advice before starting or changing your exercise program. Important exercises for arthritis are range-of-motion exercises, isometrics, and some weight bearing exercises. Try to keep painful joint areas in motion, even in a limited manner.
Sign up for water aerobics classes at your local community center. Exercise your affected joints every day, to keep them flexible. Even the lightest exercise can go a long way to maintaining your joint mobility and overall health.
Conventional doctors may suggest the standard protocol for your joint pain; they tell you to take over-the-counter NSAIDS or prescribe COX-2 inhibitors, of which all have side effects. Be aware that the use of NSAIDs or Cox-2 inhibitors do not halt the progress of osteoarthritis and may even hasten the onset. For conventional treatment of arthritis - if you do choose to take drugs or medications, be very careful and read the labels thoroughly.
Arthritis pain relief is the ultimate goal - understanding arthritis is a good way to get there. I got rid of my arthritis pain years ago when I stopped eating dead food and changed my diet to all living foods; you can do it too. Begin your treatment program with a diet change, exercise and weight loss plan to see results and pain relief fast.
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