Arthritis is one of the most common rheumatologic disorders in the world. It is estimated that it affects about 40 millions of Americans and 80 percent of people older than 75. Although the symptoms of arthritis appear earlier in women than in men, this disorder affects both sexes equally.
There are more than 150 known types of arthritis, the most common being osteoarthritis, gout and rheumatoid arthritis.
The most common causes of this disorder include damp, cold environment, joint instability, hormonal factors, nutrient deficiency, especially of calcium, manganese, magnesium, protein and essential fatty acids, and stress.
The symptoms of arthritis include persistent joint pain and tenderness, inflammation, deformity, loss of flexibility and impaired motion and unexplained weight loss.
Natural remedies for arthritis
There are several treatment options for arthritis that qualify as home or natural remedies. One of the most popular is to wrap the affected joint carefully with flannel and to leave it overnight. It also helps to rub some olive oil that has previously been slightly warmed, or to rub vinegar before going to bed.
One of the great natural remedies for arthritis is to mix one part each of garlic, juniper, lavender, sage, sassafras, rosemary and thyme oils and ten parts of olive oil. Massaging this mixture to the affected joint brings instant relief.
Steam baths and full body massages have also been proven effective against the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. Cold baths and cold sprays should be avoided. It is, however, beneficial to swim in the sea or to bathe in seawater. Epsom salt baths are also highly recommended.
Drinking the juice made of freshly squeezed potato juice and water first thing in the morning is also believed to be beneficial against the pain.
Another thing that can help with the pain is to eat from six to 50 grams of freshly powdered ginger each day.
There are also herbal preparations in form of creams and ointments that are natural and very effective against the symptoms of arthritis. One of those products is Arthrella, which is used my thousands of people worldwide with no side effects reported so far.
Arthrella helps by reducing the inflammation of the affected joint, restoring the disturbed anatomical structure of the joint and enabling normal joint movement and flexibility. Its effectiveness is based on the ingredients that have been known for a long time for their natural analgesic properties. This herbal preparation comes in tablets that are taken orally and an ointment that is rubbed onto the affected joint.