Human beings are extremely proud of their dexterous fingers and opposable thumbs, which they see as a mark of evolutionary superiority over all other species of creatures. They take their body for granted all their lives and end up with lifestyle diseases like osteoarthritis and other pain-causing conditions of the joints, which make them unable to use that which makes them unique and ‘superior’. Though arthritis and its forms are known to plague old people mostly, they also affect children and young adults at times. Medication and trips to the doctor may alleviate the pain for a while but there must be a permanent solution to get rid of the pain, forever. Read on to know how to get rid of arthritis pain permanently.
Getting Rid Of Arthritis Pain
Eliminate Inflammatory Foods
As we all know, there are foods that cause inflammation and there are those that fight it. Those that are high on toxins like red meat, processed food, pasteurized foods like butter and cheese and so on would cause inflammation and fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds and grains, all of which are rich in antioxidants, will help alleviate pain. So, stock up on the latter type of foods and rid your pantry of the former kind that will do you no good and will only aggravate the problem.
Omega 3 All The Way
Be sure to include supplements of omega 3 fatty acids. Studies have shown that they help to alleviate pain and stiffness of the joints and may even do away with damage done to cartilage because of arthritis. Some good sources of Omega 3 are evening primrose oil, fish oil and cod liver oil. Only, always remember to read your doctor's or the manufacturer's instructions for dosage information carefully and follow it.
T(ea) For Thought
You could also start taking ginger tea once or twice a day. Apart from the warmth of the tea helping to dissipate the pain, ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties which can help get over the symptoms faster. All you need to do is add one or two thin slices of fresh ginger into boiling water and let it steep for a few minutes. If you like it sweet, it is best to go with lemon and honey.
Compress It Hot
Warm temperatures do well to get rid of arthritis pain, especially if used regularly and in the right way. Fill a hot compress with hot water and then wrap it in towel. Press this towel on the inflamed joints. When the towel and the hot compress cool down, you can reheat it and reuse it. You will need to repeat this process for half an hour every day.
Yoga And Exercise
Though it might seem difficult and painful at first, it is best to incorporate gentle yoga or pilates so that your body remains active, your joint pain is relieved and you gain more strength in your joint and mobility improves. Both these forms of exercise are very versatile and can easily be adapted to suit one’s needs.