Although a common condition, Arthritis is not very well-understood. To put it simply, Arthritis is a term used to refer to not a single disease, but to a group of painful and degenerative conditions made evident by inflammation and stiffness in the joints. Did you know that there are over 100 different types of Arthritis and related painful conditions? However, the five most commonly known types of Arthritis include:
Osteoarthritis: It is the most common type and is caused by wear and tear suffered over the years.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: It is classified as an autoimmune disease whereby the immune system attacks the joints.
Psoriatic Arthritis: People suffering from this type of Arthritis experience inflammation of the skin and joints.
Gout: It manifests as a build-up of uric acid crystals in a joint, mostly in the individual’s big toe or another part of the foot.
Lupus: Also called Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), it is also an autoimmune disease and can affect multiple joints and organs in your body.
Usually, doctors prescribe anti-inflammatory medications and painkillers to the patients of this condition, however, it goes unsaid that such medications, more often than not, reward our systems with side-effects of one or the other kind. Fortunately, there are several natural ways of experiencing pain relief from Arthritis. We, at Spinal and Sports Care, provide our patients with safe and effective Arthritis treatments through massage therapies and physiotherapy treatments in our Parramatta, Castle Hill and Wetherill Park locations.
Following is a list of all the natural ways through which a patient of Arthritis can experience pain relief:
Warm showers or baths, especially in the mornings
This simple routine helps reduce the stiffness in your joints. Some of the other ways you can incorporate simple heating treatments in your routine include using an electric blanket in the nights, which can help loosen up your joints. Using a heating pad does the trick too!
Trust the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric
The most natural antibiotic and painkiller known in the Indian traditional medicine is of warm, turmeric milk. Turmeric gets its anti-inflammatory properties from a chemical called curcumin present in it. Consider including turmeric in your daily meals and reap its multiple health benefits.
This ancient Chinese treatment involves inserting thin needles into specific points in your body. The good news is that acupuncture is recommended by the World Health Organisation for treatment of over 100 health conditions! Find all you need to know about Acupuncture by clicking the link.
Include omega-3 fatty acids in your diet
Fish oil supplements are high in omega-3s, which help in reducing joint pain and stiffness. Gamma-linolenic acid is another fatty acid that can help relieve the pain caused by Arthritis.
While the aforementioned are all safe and natural treatments, it is still advisable to consult your doctor before practising any natural remedies for treating pains relating to Arthritis.
At Spinal and Sports care, in addition to skilled Chiropractors, Sports Chiropractic Treatmentproviders and Physiotherapists, we are also a team of expert and well-trained Massage Therapists, Nutritionists, Naturopaths, Personal Trainers and Exercise Scientists. Our aim lies towards providing you with the best of our expertise in effective, natural healings like Arthritis Treatments in our Castle Hill, Parramatta, and Wetherill Park clinics in NSW.