Have You Looked Into Natural Arthritis Treatments?

By: mikeherman1
There are 100 different forms of arthritis identified by the AMA, and there are almost as many natural arthritis treatments for those who desire to treat arthritis naturally.

The name arthritis means "joint inflammation" - and this can come from wear and tear as in osteoarthritis, or from immune deficiencies as in rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis affects approximately 3 million Americans in different degrees of severity and there are a number of ways to treat the symptoms.

Natural arthritis treatments are treatments which come 100% from the environment, and they are virtually free of side effects unless you happen to be allergic to the particular plant.

Check with your physician whenever trying a new product, just to be safe.

Natural arthritis treatments include plants, minerals and vitamins.

Within the past 20 years, natural remedies have become more widespread as the public discovers alternatives to prescription medication.

For many years people have treated arthritis, as well as many other diseases, with natural remedies and ingredients found in the house.

Some natural arthritis treatments that are easily obtained and have been proven to work both recently and over the years.

You can try one or all of them until you reach the results that you desire. There is no hazard in mixing natural arthritis treatments.

? Alternate cold packs for 20-minute intervals.

? Soak affected joint in Epsom salts and warm water for 20 minutes.

? Take antioxidants - Vitamin C and E, lipoic-acid to improve immune system and circulation and to fight free radicals that occur.

? Take Omega - 3's to support cardiovascular system and circulation.

? Use glucosamine and chondriton to promote joint and cartilage growth.

? Shark cartilage has also been associated with cartilage growth.

? Exercise keeps joints loose and improves circulation.

? Get plenty of rest for joints to recover.

? Herbs to reduce pain are cat's claw, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne.

? Herbs to promote rest and calm are valerian root and melatonin.

More remedies can be found on the Internet for treating arthritis with natural treatments.
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