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Arthritis Pain & Natural Tips to Relieve the Pain

Part I: Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a group of painful and degenerative conditions marked by inflammation in the joints that causes stiffness and pain. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, gets worse with age and is caused by wear and tear over the years. Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by the immune system attacking the joints as if they were foreign tissues. Because of this, rheumatoid arthritis is classified as an autoimmune disease.

Arthritis is commonly treated with anti-inflammatory medications and painkillers. However, some medications causes side effects, and a natural approach to pain relief is becoming more popular. An estimated 46 million people suffer from the aches and pains of arthritis on a daily basis – and it looks like things are only going to get worse.  The CDC is estimating that by the year 2030, more than 67 million people are going to be diagnosed with this painful condition.

For those who are suffering now, relief is here.

Part II: Natural ways to get Arthritis Pain Relief  

Try Hot And Cold

You may already utilize hot and cold techniques when you are in pain, but when it comes to arthritis pain, there’s nothing that works more quickly or more efficiently than applying different temperatures to the afflicted joints.

The idea behind these two relief techniques is that when you apply heat to an affected area, it can help the muscles and other connective tissue to relax and to release tension. This also reduces the blood flow to the area as your body does not need to warm that body any more with excessive blood circulation.

On the other hand, when you apply cold to an area, you are helping to numb the pain and the aches of that part of your body.  And since you are cooling that part of your body, it actually increases the blood flow to the area as your body responds to an upset in the normal temperature. 

Massage Away Your Stiffness And Pain

Most people don’t need to be told twice to go get a massage, so if you’ve been debating it for your arthritis pain, now’s as good a time as any to get on a massage therapist’s table.

Massage involves the manipulation of the muscles and connective tissues of the body.  With direct pressure and movement of these areas, the patient’s body can relax and they can release pain. Acupressure, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology are some of the popular massages.

Relaxation Techniques To Soothe Body And Mind Pain

A stiff body is often a sign of a ‘stiff’ mind, it’s thought. When we have stressful thoughts and ideas, we can often project this stress into our bodies in the form of muscle tension – not good for those who have troubles with arthritis.

To help release your mind’s anxiety and your body’s tension, it can help to have a few relaxation techniques on hand for instant relief. Try Meditation or Deep Belly Breathing to help relax you body and mind.

Get Moving

While it seems contradictory to move around more when you’re in pain, this is one of the best ways to free your body from pain. When you try to stay still during a bout of arthritis pain, you should get moving as it will increase blood circulation (and bring warmth to the various parts of your body), prevents your muscles from stiffening and weakening or simply to distract yourself away from the pain.

Stretch Away The Pain

The surrounding muscles of the tight and aching joints of your body are often more tense than you may realize. But when you are having arthritis pain, that tightness and that stiffness is that last thing you need to have present. You need to loosen things up a bit by taking the time to stretch. Stretching is something anyone can do anywhere, anytime, and the more you do it, the more benefits you will feel.

Stretching will:
• Improve your flexibility
• Improve your balanced
• Soothe stiffness and tightness
• Help to prevent pain from arthritis

Stretch Away The Pain

Your weight can make a big impact on the amount of pain you experience from arthritis. Extra weight puts more pressure on your joints — especially your knees, hips, and feet.

Reducing the stress on your joints by losing weight will improve your mobility, decrease pain, and prevent future damage to your joints.

Find Your Internal Optimist

The idea that you simply need to change your attitude is probably not the first thing you think of when your joints begin to ache.  After all, arthritis is painful, very painful, so what else can you do but complain about it?

However, each time you complain, you can be doing several things to your body:

  • Increasing your tension
  • Increasing your blood pressure and heart rate
  • Feeling more pain

Yes, an optimistic attitude CAN help your arthritis pain.

Drive Yourself To Distraction

When you have arthritis pain, there are a number of different things you can do in order to alleviate said pain.  But one of the most effective methods of relieving pain is simply distracting yourself.

The mind is a powerful healing tool, one which many of us forget to use when our bodies are stiff and our joints are achy.  While the brain can become hyper-focused on pain, it can be just as easily led to think about not being in pain.

Conclusion

No matter what arthritis treatment you choose, you have many more options than even your doctor may have realized.  And with these options comes the power to take charge of your own health and your own pain management process.

While each patient is different, there is a treatment plan for everyone.  By using some of these pain relief possibilities, you can experience a life that’s less limited and more enjoyable.

Arthritis may be seen as just a condition of getting older, but it doesn’t need to be something that stands in the way of your life and of your ability to live your life.

You do have choices – so why not start testing a few out to see what works best for you? 

Learn more how Hi-Bliss Hydrogen Therapy and our Osteoarthritis Program can help relief the pain here : https://hi-bliss.com/treatment-services/#treatment   

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