Arthritis, Inflammation, Joint Pain: 3 Unexpected Therapies

Arthritis occurs when one or multiple joints become inflamed, leading to pain, flare-ups, and a slowly progressive deterioration in severe cases, which can lead to a lack of mobility. Arthritis usually develops over time, and while common forms include rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA), there are several different types of arthritis, each having its own unique features and treatment methods. New understandings into the causes of arthritis have led to some surprising, even home-based, alternative and complementary ways to treat and potentially prevent inflammation and joint pain. Take a look.

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Low doses of turmeric, usually one 500-mg capsule a day, can have many benefits. In addition to antioxidants, one of spice’s most significant properties is its use as an anti-inflammatory agent. For arthritis sufferers, a small amount introduced into the diet has been shown to be beneficial. Studies have shown that patients diagnosed with conditions caused by inflammation, such as osteoarthritis, have seen improvement in pain, overall function, and quality of life, with the use of turmeric. Read more.