Taking a hot bath is one of the most popular and effective methods to help relieve arthritis pain and the best time to do this is just before going to bed, since arthritis pain is at its worst when we are inactive or sleeping. You can bathe in plain, hot water or you can add bubble bath or Epsom salts, which are known to help relieve joint pain. In some cases, arthritis sufferers enjoy adding ingredients like mud or eucalyptus leaf. It is critical to remain immersed in the hot water for a half hour while your muscles relax.
Extremely popular and very helpful are sunbaths and saunas. They help relieve the pain and stiffness, but monitor your blood pressure when using the sauna and do not overdo it. And when you are in the sun, be sure to use sunscreen.
Many arthritis patients consume high doses of Vitamin C and this brings relief to many. (It is important to follow the instructions on the bottle or consult with your physician before using this supplement.) Vitamin C is good for combating ailments and boosting immunity to various diseases and illnesses.
Alternative medicine also provides remedies for the relief of arthritis pain, through the use of homeopathy, herbs, aromatherapy and acupuncture. After doing necessary research and seeking advice, each person should use any reasonable remedy available to relieve their pain. Just remember that results of alternative treatments are not guaranteed to work.
In terms of herbal ingredients, some of the options are lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, juniper, plus a number of others. These can be mixed with oils and used in compresses, which can be applied to the painful area.
Some beverages are also said to relieve arthritis pain, such as the juice of an orange mixed with cod live oil, or cranberry juice, or the juice of a lemon taken three times a day. Generally, including lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet is helpful.
It is hoped that soon we will have the perfect remedy to alleviate the pain of arthritis; better yet, maybe we will have a cure! Until that time, we will continue to try any reasonable remedy, because living in constant pain is like having no life at all.