Arthritis treatments are numerous, but some of them do not work. I have suffered from this condition since I was a child and I found some all natural ways to reduce inflammation and feel better.
I was born with arthritis and remember growing up, I hurt a lot. I ran and played as my brothers and sisters would, but each night I felt the almost unbearable pain. Mom would rub my legs with medicated creams to make me feel better.
As I grew up, I still felt the pain. It did not just occur during the night time; as I aged it hurt in the day time as well. I knew it was because I was either sitting or walking too much for my body to stand.
I learned to pace myself, sit when I could but not for hours. The trick to feeling less arthritis pain is to keep active to keep those muscles strong yet take breaks as needed. Listen to your body it will tell you when to move or rest.
I have tried some prescribed medicines but they all had side effects I did not want to have. I felt some of the side effects such as being tired, an increased appetite and being lightheaded. Shortly after stopping celebrex I learned it was being taken off the market for various reasons.
I did my own research and learned that eating red meat aggravated the pain of arthritis so I began to limit my intake of it. That coupled with learning to put my feet up and relax helped me to have less pain.
Of course when the dampness hits, I hurt. So I curl up under a blanket when I can or take a hot bath. I hate popping a pill to feel better so I try to find alternative measures to help me feel better.
I made a rice bag for the pain of my migraines but I realized it works excellent for arthritis pain as well. The rice bag is simply a small bag filled with long grain rice that I pop in the microwave for a few minutes. It gets rid of the pain quickly. If you are not handy with a sewing machine, simply take a sock, add some rice, tie the top closed and you have a nice rice bag.
When I was diagnosed with Bells Palsy, I was given Tramdol and Gabapentin for pain relief. I know those were prescribed for facial nerve pain but they also worked on the arthritis pain. I am so glad those pain pills did double duty, but I would still rather do something all natural.