Is Arthritis Causing You Pain?
By Glenda Erceg
Arthritis, even a mild case is no fun. Arthritis is painful and can have a negative effect on your life.
There are some things you can try to lessen the pain of arthritis. Some remedies do not require a prescription. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about any arthritis solutions.
Some people are able to alleviate arthritis pain by taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen. Many people use over-the-counter joint medications to lessen the pain of arthritis. These medications claim to make joints stronger thus making arthritis less of a problem.
Exercise can be a wonderful way to deal with arthritis. Water aerobics often is helpful for people who have arthritis. Others find walking lessens arthritis pain. There are exercise classes specifically geared toward people who suffer from arthritis.
There are folk remedies for arthritis that some people swear by. One is eating five golden raisins soaked in one tablespoon of gin. The raisins should be eaten every day and there are lots of people who say that this technique has greatly improved their arthritis. Another folk remedy is to use castor oil and rub it into the affected area. Follow this treatment with a heating pad.
There are prescription drugs that can help arthritis sufferers. Some of these medications work really well for some and not well at all for others. You may need to try more than one medication to find the one that works best for you. Talk to your doctor about possible side effects from these drugs. There are also some arthritis medications that can not be taken if you have other medical problems.
There are many ways to lessen arthritis pain. You might want to start with exercise and over-the counter solutions and go from there.