Arthritis is an extremely painful condition in which patients suffer swelling and stiffness in the joints. There are several different types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type and the kind we associate with aging.
Rheumatoid arthritis is actually an autoimmune disease when the immune system mistakes the joints as foreign tissue and attacks them.
Regardless of the type of arthritis, it is not curable and conventional treatment relies on medications to manage pain and reduce inflammation. But medicine has some uncomfortable side effects and more people are looking to minimize the number of pharmaceuticals they take, especially when the pills are a “rest of your life” type thing.
Employing natural relief for pain and inflammation can greatly reduce your dependence on pills, and let’s face it, will protect your wallet from a seriously monthly hit as well. We’ve collected seven great strategies to try; just remember to ask your doc before starting.