Use of herbs, exercises, and diet can be effective natural ways to relieve arthritis pain. There are many examples when people have successfully reduced their arthritis pain by natural treatments.
Exercises are one of the best natural ways to treat arthritis pain. There are many exercises that can be done by an arthritis patient broadly divided into three categories, exercises to improve range of motion, strengthening and endurance. Dancing, aerobics and household works are the best exercises to improve or maintain the range of motion of the joints, heavy exercises are included for strengthening of muscles and joints while walking, swimming, cycling are endurance exercises good for cardio-vascular system. However the duration or repetition of exercise shall be adjusted as per one's own physical condition and level of the problem. Some yoga poses and exercises have been found effective for improving range of motion and strengthening of muscles and joints like basic movement, 'tadagasana', 'vrikhasana', 'makarasana', 'januhastasna', 'swastikasana', 'veerasana', 'trikonasana' etc.
Few herbs are also effective natural ways to relieve arthritis pain. Cayenne pepper or red peeper has wide range of properties to heal human body and in the case of arthritis it can be used externally for relief. Bromelain is a proteclytic enzyme, also found in pineapple, which can be an effective curator for auto immune disorders, caused by some types of arthritis.
Another very popular natural way to relieve arthritis pain is by using black cohosh root, it is an old treatment in India and America. Drinking black cohosh tea twice a day for three weeks, giving it a break for 7-10 days and then starting it again, works wonders for pain relief. Angelica archangelica is another herb that has been used to treat arthritis for a long time. It has many anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and anodyne constituents, which makes it an effective remedy for arthritis pain. One tablespoon boiled in 2 cups of water and consumed in three doses in a day after cooling it down to room temperature, works magically on the pain.
Epsom salt bath is one of the best natural ways to relieve arthritis pain. Magnesium has anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties and most importantly it can be absorbed by the skin. Hence Epsom salt bath works very effectively for arthritis patients by increasing the blood flow and reducing the joint pain and inflammation. Simple hot water bath or steam bath is also effective in alleviating the pain. Massaging the joints with warm mustard oil and later taking a hot water bath also helps in relieving the pain quickly.
Inclusion of few anti-arthritic spices, vegetables and fruits in the diet, is also an easy natural way to relieve arthritis pain. Garlic, ginger, turmeric, fenugreek, spinach and pineapple help in improving the arthritic condition and avoiding it. Extract of ginger can be applied with warm compresses at the painful joints for instant relief. Drinking 1 teaspoon of honey with 2 teaspoon of castor oil with a cup of warm water before retiring helps in relieving the arthritic pain. Avoiding high protein foods, bakery products, spicy food, deep fried non-vegetarian foods and carbonated beverages helps in avoiding the problem.