5 Easy Natural Tips For Osteoarthritis

Posted In: Physiotherapist     2018-02-23     25

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is a physiological and biomechanical disease. In this condition, the cartilage that gives a buffer between bones wears away and breaks down, leaving the bones to rub and grind each other.


Usually, the treatment depends on a combination of conventional medicine and changes in lifestyle. Medications can help in treating pain, but it comes with other long-term side effects if take medicines.


Lifestyle changes, home remedies, and natural remedies can help curb osteoarthritis pain with very fewer side effects.


1.      Epsom salt soak

Epsom salt has magnesium sulfate, which is a wonderful substance to treat osteoarthritis. A naturally occurring mineral, magnesium sulfate has been widely used to get rid of pain for years.

Take warm water in a large bowl and add ½ cup of Epsom salt. Mix it well, and then submerge the sore joints in the mixture. For pain in the place such as knees, it becomes little inconvenient to soak it, try to take a bath with Epsom salts. Fill the bathing tub with warm water, add 2 cups of Epsom salt and soak for 15 minutes.


2.      Turmeric & ginger tea

Both turmeric and ginger have anti-inflammatory properties and will aid in treating oseto and rheumatoid arthritis. Turmeric has an active ingredient called curcumin, which is a powerful antioxidant. It also reduces the levels of 2 enzymes responsible for causing inflammation.

Take two cups of water, heat it to boil and add ½ teaspoon of each ground ginger as well as turmeric. Reduce the flame to a simmer and let it be for 10-15 minutes. Strain it into a cup, add honey and drink it twice a day.


3.      Lose weight

Being overweight exert undue strain on weight-bearing joints such as spine, knees, hips, feet, and ankles. Losing weight can reduce symptoms of arthritis. Shedding extra weight and keeping them off isn’t easy. Make small changes every day that helps you eat smaller portions and burn more calories.


4.      Sleep well

Having a good sleep will help you fight away the pain and stress associated with arthritis. To have enough sleep, try to sleep at the same time every night. Keep distractions such as computers and television away from your bedroom. If you face frequent sleep problems, meet your doctor.


5.      Lubricate joints with extra virgin olive oil

Lubricating your joints with olive oil will ease arthritis pain. It has a main compound called oleocanthal inhibits inflammatory enzymes COX-1 and COX-2, as aspirin or Advil does.


Take 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and rub it onto the sore joints twice a day.