Soothe Painful Rheumatoid Arthritis Right at Home With These Simple Remedies
Arthritis is one of the most common ailments, and it can happen to anyone. Some forms are caused by wear, tear, and repetitive movements, and are most commonly associated with older people who have a lifetime of working and moving behind them.
However, other forms of arthritis, namely rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, are autoimmune disorders that can appear in people of all ages. RA results in pain, swelling of the joints, stiffness, and occasionally results in inflammation around the heart and lungs.
Arthritis of any kind can be a painful condition, and it can really cut into daily activities, making even the simplest of tasks suddenly difficult and uncomfortable. And it doesn’t just affect humans! Dogs are also known to get arthritis, with similar symptoms.
When it comes to RA, medication is the best bet in most cases, and a medication plan can be put together with a doctor. However, that doesn’t mean that flare-ups and pain will cease entirely.
When that happens, there are actually many easy remedies you can use right at home to soothe pain and bring about relief.
What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune disorder characterized by the body’s immune system attacking its own joints, resulting in excess warmth, swelling, and pain in those areas.
It’s still not exactly clear where RA comes from, but it’s believed to stem from a combination of environmental factors and genetics. It’s most commonly found in the hands and fingers, but can manifest anywhere in the body.
What Can I Do To Soothe RA At Home?
RA Tip #1: Cook With Lots Of Herbs And Spices
Many herbs and spices have great anti-inflammatory properties, and simply adding them to your meals is a great way to reap those benefits.
Cayenne, oregano, ginger, turmeric, and rosemary are just some of the herbs and spices that can help soothe RA flare-ups.
They also have a number of other health-boosting properties, and as a bonus? They taste great!
RA Tip #2: Try Ginger Oil For A Massage
Ginger oil creates a spicy, warming sensation on contact. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic chemicals make it a great topical pain reliever.
Gently massage a drop of ginger oil onto a sore area for pain relief. If the oil irritates your skin, you can dilute it a bit with olive or coconut oil.
RA Tip #3: Sip Turmeric Tea
Is there anything turmeric can’t do? Apparently not, and soothing RA is another of its many abilities.
Try combining a cup of coconut milk and a cup of water in a pot and warming for two minutes. Then add a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Stir and heat for another two minutes and enjoy.
RA Tip #4: Drink Raw Potato Juice In The Morning
It sounds weird, but some people swear by this strange remedy. To do it, slice a raw potato thinly, and leave the skin on. Soak the slices in cold water overnight. The next morning, strain the water and drink it on an empty stomach.
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