I avoid over the counter medicine as much as possible. I can’t remember when I last had a man-made drug. It was probably right after my surgery for apendicitis, back in 2011.
When I began noticing that my finger joints are stiffening up, I immediately thought, “Oh no, arthritis!” and although I am not sure that is the cause, I am looking into ways to relieve the problem. I’ve never had arthritis, so how would I know what it feels like? But I would have nothing to lose by trying a natural remedy.
I recently read Traditional Apple Cider Vinegar May Relieve Arthritic Pain at the Wizzley site where I also write.
The author references a registered nurse, named Margaret Hills, and her use of apple cider vinegar and honey in water as a drink to cure arthritic pain. She suffered terribly from various forms of arthritis, and discovered a drastic improvement when partook of this drink on a daily basis. As with any natural remedy, using pure, organic vinegar and honey is essential.
There are more than one type of arthritis, and sometimes the problem is simply joint pain, from over exertion. Treating pain naturally means first we have to realize the cause of the problem. One of the causes is inflammation. Eating well to reduce inflammation should be a priority. Getting enough of the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to work effectively is imperative, and even more so as we age and our bodies break down.
Magnesium plays an important part in overall health. It is one of the supplements my homeopathic doctor gave me. A supplement is a good way to make sure you get enough magnesium, but food can also supply this nutrient. Leafy greens like spinach and kale, avocados, nuts, seeds, mackerel (and other fish), beans, and molasses, are foods which are high in magnesium.
For more natural remedies to help with arthritic pain, this page at Everyday Roots has a list of 14 Remedies for Arthritis and Joint Pain. It will highlight some very unique, pain relief options from brewing herbal teas, to mixing special oils for rubbing onto joints.