Do you have arthritis? If so, you are one of 54 million Americans (one in 4), according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). So even if you don't, chances are you know somebody who does.
While many doctors can prescribe to eliminate bothersome symptoms such as inflammation and pain, some natural remedies can provide the same amount of effectiveness without risk of addiction or side effects.
There four natural ways to treat arthritis could lead to relief for someone who has been diagnosed:
- Physical Activity: The remedy for many ailments, fitness is part of an essential health and wellness lifestyle. Low-impact activities such as swimming, biking and walking all can aid in reducing arthritis symptoms, according to the CDC.
- Ginger: First used in Asian medicine centuries ago, ginger alleviates inflammation, similar to ibuprofen and prescription medications such as Celebrex, according to the Arthritis Foundation.
- Chiropractor: Although visiting a chiropractor may realign joints that are out of place due to arthritis, it is not a treatment for the symptoms. Organizations such as the Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network support it as long as active joints are not swollen/inflamed during a visit, which might worsen arthritis.
- Glucosamine: Arthritis wears down joint cartilage, and glucosamine supplements could slow the process, according to the Arthritis Foundation. In addition, joint mobility significantly can improve.
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