Arthritis is inflammation of a joint, and unfortunately for most of us it effects more than one joint at a time making movement difficult and painful. Inflammation is our body's natural response to tissue irritation or damage and causes swelling, redness, heat, and loss of movement. This natural response doesn't have an off switch so it can become chronic and persistent because of the continuous movemments that we make and mechanical stresses of that movement.
So instead of giving up and not moving there are natural ways to consider in controlling inflammation that can be discussed with your doctor first:
- According to Dr. James Howenstine, MD, Adequate Vitamin K2 intake helps prevent bones spurs that can be caused by arthritis
Use cold therapy to ease the pain from the inflammation and use electro-magnetic heat therapy to increase your blood circulation and help your body heal itself
Forget your date with that rocking chair and use some natural methods to help heal your body and get back into the game of life.