Haywire lifestyle and the strenuous workload is taking its toll on our health. A recent medical research has clearly stated that ailments like high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, arthritis and so on which once hit the age group of 60 and above has now started showing its presence within the age group of 25 to 40. On a serious note, the rising cases of teenage deaths due to these ailments are a matter of concern.
The entire weight of our body completely relies on our bones, excess of which puts pressure on the bones leading to bone ailments. We are talking about arthritis, a condition in which an individual suffers sudden pain and stiffness caused due to degeneration and inflammation of bones. Arthritis has been divided into two categories namely rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. The former is caused due to the immune system directly attacking the muscles and joints while the latter is caused due to stress, odd routines and aggravates with age.
Following are a few natural and medical remedies to help treat arthritis.
Being overweight is one of the prime reasons for people suffering from arthritis. Our bones can carry a stipulated amount of weight excess of which can lead to wear and tear of the joints. Excessive weight puts pressure on the joints, especially on the ligament cushion. Ligament cushion acts as a cover to the bones and helps in the proper movement of the joints. The loss of ligament will eventually increase fiction between the bones leading to excruciating pain. Hence ensure to keep your weight in check.
Diet and routine planning
A good health comes with a healthy diet and routine. Always ensure to maintain a diet chart and try to keep off foods that increase fats in the body. Fried foods, refined sugar, fast food and so on are high on fat content and they not only affect the bones but also lower your energy equation. Go for healthy food which help to keep you energized and are good for bone health.
Long hours of working leads to cramping of bones and muscles thereby decreasing their flexibility. Ensure to take breaks from your daily routine and indulge in exercises which help in maintaining good bone health. If you are not a gym person, you can go for brisk walks or can indulge in stretching exercises at home. In addition to this, you can also go for yoga or pilates which medically proven exercises for stronger bones.
Another medium of sufficing pain and inflammation caused because of arthritis is Acupuncture. This is a Chinese therapy that involves inserting medicated needles into specific points of the body to relieve the pain. This therapy helps in rerouting the positive energies back into the body as well as helps in maintaining good body and mind balance. This therapy has been medically proven to be a good remedy for people suffering from arthritis.
If you are more inclined towards herbal remedies then you need to increase the intake of turmeric in your daily routine. Turmeric has numerous medicinal profits which help in maintaining good health. Turmeric is a natural healer and helps in keeping joint pain at bay. Turmeric consists of a medical component named ‘Curcumin’ which helps in reducing pain and inflammation caused due to arthritis. Half teaspoon of turmeric in a glass of warm milk or with honey can help in keeping your bones healthy.
It is always good to take some break off your regular schedules and detoxify yourself with some spa and massage sessions. Whether that be sitting continuously at your desk for standing for long hours, it eventually puts stress on your legs. Indulge in some self-pampering by going for foot spas and massages. These therapies help in relaxing the nerves, muscles, and bones. In addition to this, you can train with medicated massage experts and learn a few massage techniques as well.
Consult the expert
When in doubt always ask the expert. Self-medication is not a healthy option. Be it medicines or supplements, always ensure to consult your doctor before consuming it.
Pain relief shots
Apart from natural remedies, there are certain medical treatments which include pain relief injections which are injected into joints to help relieve the pain and inflammation. Medications namely hyaluronic acid supplements, corticosteroid injections, and arthrocentesis are a few injections which help in reducing pain caused by arthritis. These injections work as shock absorbents and lubricants to help dissolve friction between bones thereby allowing free movement of the bones. The effect of these medications can last somewhere between few weeks to four months depending upon the density of the damage. These injections need to be taken under an expert and are available only in hospitals or select medical stores.