It is well-known that is no cure discovered yet for this condition. Still, with a proper diet, rest, regular exercises you can successfully improve rheumatoid arthritis and the quality of your life.
Even if there is no cure for this condition, you should know that there are some over-the-counter treatments that can relieve the pain and reduce the inflammation.
Do alternative remedies ease rheumatoid arthritis pain?
According to some clinical researchers it seems that physical therapy, such as stretching and exercises can improve a lot RA, especially if they are combined with other remedies such as hot and cold alternating compresses or natural anti-inflammatory applications made of garlic, ginger or turmeric.
Of course, no study attests that these ingredients are powerful in treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but there are a lot of people suffering from this condition that confirms their effectiveness by reducing inflammation and calming down the pain.
Anyhow, you shouldn’t give up to your medication prescribed by the doctor, but alternating them with the following remedies and stretches, it will considerably improve your lifestyle. As a matter of fact, you should ask your doctor what would be the most helpful remedies for your condition.
Sleeping is important for everyone, especially for those suffering from RA. Try sleeping at least 8 hours per night and take a 40 minutes nap during the day.
It seems that exercises are a great way in fighting fatigue, strengthen muscles, and increase joint range of motion. So, you can try stretching, swimming, walking and water aerobics to alleviate rheumatoid arthritis pain. At least these are low-impact exercises that can be performed by anyone suffering from this condition.
3. Practice Tai Chi
These Chinese martial art that combines slow, gentle movements with awareness and deep breathing will train your mind and body to cope with RA.
4. Ointments, Ointments, Ointments
By rubbing topical ointments directly onto the painful joints will ease the pain immediately. Also, any type of topical ointment has the power to reduce inflammation in the joints. Try this homemade capsacin ointment for painful joints!
5. You’re Hot Then You’re Cold
Apply an ice pack to inflamed joints to help ease swelling. Cold can also help to numb pain and relax muscle spasms.
If you’re experiencing tight, aching muscles, a relaxing warm bath or hot shower can soothe them. You can also apply a hot towel, a heating pad, or other hot pack to help relax tense muscles and relieve pain and stiffness.
6. Massages For Painful Joints
The massage technique for RA is been used for thousands of years, and modern science prove its effectiveness. Since there are a lot of massage techniques for RA, you should ask your currant doctor for any recommendations.
As a matter of fact, yoga is great for anything. I truly recommend this Asian Technique to be practiced by those suffering from any condition, especially as a meditation for stress-relief.
Yoga for RA can ease joint pain, improve your flexibility, and zap stress and tension. Studies show it can lower chemicals that cause inflammation and stress.