Arthritis Relief Naturally

It’s a common misconception that it’s only older people who get arthritis. It’s a disease that we think granddad or grandma have, but that’s not true. People of any age and any gender can get a form of arthritis. From a toddler to a 90 year old, having arthritis is possible it’s very painful and the sufferers long for arthritis relief.

It’s the name ‘arthritis’ that makes people think of the older generation, but arthritis is just joint inflammation, which is something anybody and everybody can get. Arthritis is the joint name for many different forms of this disease. There is osteoarthritis (where bone rubs against bone as cartilage has worn away), which is the most common form and there are other forms such as infectious arthritis, inflammatory arthritis and metabolic arthritis.

There are certain treatments available for people who are suffering and in pain, such as drugs and therapies, but there are some natural remedies to help in your arthritis relief. Be sure to note, however, that if you are in pain or think you have arthritis it is important to go speak to your doctor before doing anything else.

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Here are a few ways that you might find will help in your arthritis relief, be you 19 or 80.

Weight Control:

Arthritis causes swelling, pain and stiffness so it’s important to help your body in any way that you can to ease the pain. One way of doing this is by controlling your weight. Too much weight puts more pressure on your joints, especially your knees. So, if possible, losing weight will remove this extra pressure and hopefully ease you of pain to assist in arthritis relief.


Exercise is good for people who suffer with arthritis, but don’t go too hard on the workout or that could make it worse. Take it easy, take it slow, and do what you can do without pushing yourself too much. Doing an extra bit of exercise will not only help you control your weight, but it will help strengthen your muscles, help your joints move, and you’ll find that you’re not as stiff as you were beforehand. Again, it is important to ask your doctor first, but don’t be afraid of taking up a bit of exercise if you struggle with arthritis.

Hot & Cold Therapies:

A mixture of hot and cold can work wonders for arthritic pain. A hot water bottle or a hot bath can help relax tense muscles and reduce painful stiffness. It increases your blood flow and helps relieve any mental stress. The cold, such as ice wrapped in a towel, is great to reduce inflammation and swelling, which is what causes the pain with arthritis.


Feeling stiff and unable to move is common among people who suffer with arthritis. Not only is this annoying but it’s uncomfortable and painful. By getting a massage, professionally or self-given, your muscles will relax and so will your body. Although this might only be a temporary solution to a long-term problem, it will help you move your body more freely for the time being and give you some arthritis relief.


Although exercise is important for strengthening your muscles, you need to rest your body as well. It can’t be pushed too much or the pain will get worse and your muscles will end up very tense and you will end up feeling stiff. Getting adequate rest allows your body to heal itself, your muscles and the rest of your body to relax. This is just as important as taking up an exercise.


There are plenty of natural ways to help ease the symptoms and the pain from arthritis, but it is important to talk to your doctor or a health professional first.

Find your own way to ease your arthritis; meditation, acupuncture, diet and therapy are all other ways to get arthritis relief. Reading some good internet publications such as The Arthritis Step By Step Strategy may also be beneficial to you

You don’t have to live in pain and remember, it’s not just grandma that can suffer with a form of arthritis.

James Kelly

High Wycombe, Western Australia, 6057


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