Arthritis : Causes and Home Remedies for Arthritis

Arthritis


It is, generally, a chronic disease process. Arthritis occurs in various forms, the most frequent being osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease which usually occurs in the older age-group. Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious disease which affects not only the joints of the fingers, wrists, hips, knees, and feet, but also the muscles, tendons and other tissues of the body.


Causes

Osteoarthritis results from structural changes in the articular cartilage in the joints, usually those which are weight-bearing, such as the spine and knees.

Rheumatoid arthritis is due to an inflammation of the synovium or lining of the joints. This is accompanied by swelling and eventually leads to deformity. The condition may be caused by hormonal imbalance, physical and emotional stress, infection, severe fright, shock, and injury.


Remedies

1.Studies have shown that calcium can help arthritis. Several patients have discovered that joint pains have either been relieved or have disappeared entirely after taking calcium. This mineral should be taken in the form of calcium lactate. Two teaspoons of calcium lactate, each teaspoon providing 400 mg of absorbable calcium, may be taken three times daily in water, before meals for at least four months.

2.Garlic is another effective remedy for arthritis. It contains an anti-inflammatory property which accounts for its effectiveness in the treatment of this disease. Garlic may be taken raw or cooked according to individual preference.

3.Bananas, being a rich source of vitamin B6, have proved useful in the treatment of arthritis. A diet of only bananas for three or four days is advised in treating this condition. The patient may eat eight or nine bananas daily during this period and nothing else.

4.Lime has also been found beneficial as a home remedy for arthritis. The citric acid found in lime is a solvent of uric acid which is the primary cause of some types of arthritis. The juice of one lime, diluted with water, may be taken once a day, preferably first thing in the morning.

5.Studies have shown that calcium can help arthritis. Several patients have discovered that joint pains have either been relieved or have disappeared entirely after taking calcium. This mineral should be taken in the form of calcium lactate. Two teaspoons of calcium lactate, each teaspoon providing 400 mg of absorbable calcium, may be taken three times daily in water, before meals for at least four months.

6.A teaspoon of black sesame seeds, soaked in a quarter cup of water and kept overnight, has been found to be effective in preventing frequent joint pains. The water in which the seeds are soaked should also be taken along with the seeds first thing in the morning.

2 comments:

Blog by Donna said...

Very informative! My mother suffers from rheumatoid arthritis (hers is a byproduct of Lupus). I will share with her these remedies.

itsallgoodamanda said...

Hello ,an interesting article but i have another theory,i suffer from arthritis but the cause of it was an untreated injury in my neck a crushed disc C5,I was robbed and bashed at work it gets worse every year, i was also a sport and gym junky spending no less than 6 hours a day doing excercises, My poor dog also has arthritis we both took Glucosamine for 2 years and i can tell you that it does not work, what does work is garlic yes that helps, ginger a couple pieces every night and the best one of all is TUMERIC, a good teaspoon into rice as its cooking does the trick, i can also vouch for good old swiss remedies from Dr Vogel,a fresh cabbage poultice eases the pain and drinking the juice of a raw potatoe every morning will help as well you must also make the body less acidic and more alkaline and keep moving,My mother had crippling Arthritis and died from Pancreatic cancer 10 years later ,so i cant help but think that arthritis is just a symptom as opposed to the real cause