Thursday, November 23, 2006

The Facts On Rheumatoid Arthritis

The Facts On Rheumatoid Arthritis by Charlene J. Nuble

What is it about rheumatoid arthritis that gets everyone scared even with just the thought of getting it later in life? The obvious reason is because of the pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, a result of the inflammation of the joints.

Rheumatoid arthritis can limit the mobility of a person and can leave him dull, lifeless and frustrated because he can no longer live his life the way he want it to be. But what makes rheumatoid arthritis scary is the fact that it can affect other body parts like the heart, muscles and blood vessels.

People who have Rheumatoid Arthritis can experience a weakening of their immune systems leading to an attack on the joints. It is called an autoimmune illness because the immune system of the person mistakenly attacks its own body.

Normally, the immune system of a person is designed to attack unknown invaders in the body of a person. With Rheumatoid Arthritis, the antibodies that are supposed to protect the person from invaders attack the host body instead of giving it protection.

A person who has Rheumatoid Arthritis can suffer from it for a long time and even during his entire lifetime because it is chronic. In the long run, this disease will destroy other organs of the body which can result to other illnesses.

Unlike most diseases, a person will never know how and why he has been afflicted with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Scientists all over the world are still at a quandary as to the real cause of this chronic disease. Others believe that Rheumatoid Arthritis is generally inherited through the genes.

While the genes can be big factor in getting Rheumatoid Arthritis, the lifestyle of a person can also hasten the onset of the disease. A person who smokes is more prone to getting Rheumatoid Arthritis than a person who does not smoke.

So how does one know that he already has this chronic disease? The symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis can be present one moment and disappear again when the disease has ceased to be active. Thus, some people have a tendency to ignore seeking the help of a doctor when they first feel the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Among the symptoms that may be felt by those who have Rheumatoid Arthritis are stiffness and fatigue in their muscles, especially during morning and after a long period of rest. Joints usually turn red and painful when the disease I active.

A person who has Rheumatoid Arthritis can find even the simplest daily activities like standing, and holding objects quite painful. When the periods of attack become frequent, there is a chance that it will cause damage to the cartilage, tissues and the bones of a person.

Some people suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis can experience hoarseness especially when the disease has affected the joints of the vocal chords. Others can experience dryness in their eyes and even the mouth area during an arthritis attack. When the disease attacks the lungs, the person can experience sever coughing or difficulty in breathing.

While there is as yet no established cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis, a person who has the disease can find ways to reduce the pain and the debilitating effects of the disease. It is important that the person suffering from arthritis should regularly consult with his doctor to alleviate his suffering as well as the possible effects of the disease to other body parts.

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Home Remedies for Arthritis

Home Remedies for Arthritis by Bakhru

According to the modern medical system, there is no cure for arthritis and the patient must learn to live with it. Naturopathy, however, believes in dietetic cure of the disease.

Most chronic arthritis patients are heavy eaters and often take food furnishing 3,500 to 4,000 calories. As they cannot utilise all the starchy elements of this intake, toxins accumulate and an excessive acid waste results in the aggravation of prevalent joint condition.

A low-calorie diet, consisting of about 2,000 calories with a minimum carbohydrate content, is advisable. The diet should, however, include an adequate amount of vitamins, calcium, phosphorus and iron. The diet of the arthritis patient should be planned along alkaline lines and should include fruits and vegetables for protection and proteins and carbohydrates for energy.

It may consist of a couple of fresh raw vegetables in the form of salad and at least two cooked vegetable, Cabbage, carrot, celery, cucumber, endive, lettuce, onion, radishes, tomato, and water cress maybe used for raw salad. The cooked vegetables may include asparagus, beets, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, celery, brinjal, mushroom, onions, peas, spinach, squash, tomatoes and turnips.

In severe cases, it will be advisable to put the patient on vegetable juice therapy for about a week. Green juice, extracted from any green leafy vegetable mixed with carrot, celery and red beet juices, is specific for arthritis. The alkaline action of raw juices dissolves the accumulation of deposits around the joints and in other tissue. Fresh pineapple is also valuable as the enzyme in fresh pineapple juice, bromelain reduces swelling and inflammation in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Repeated juice fasts are recommended at intervals of every two months. Certain foods are harmful for arthritis patients and these should be excluded from the diet. These include aerated waters of any kind, all cheese except cottage cheese, bacon, ham, sausages and preserved meats, pastries, cakes, pies, sweet buns and white bread, all salad dressings, all soups from meat stock, rice and white flour products.

Candy, sweetmeats, sugar, ice cream, condiments, tea and coffee should also be avoided. Fruits permitted in arthritis are apples, lemons, oranges, banana, pears, the various berries, apricot, pineapple, plums and melons. The raw potato juice therapy is considered one of the most successful biological treatment for rheumatic and arthritis conditions.

It has been used in folk medicine for centuries. The old method of preparing potato juice was to cut the potato into thin slices, without peeling the skin, and place overnight in a large glass filled with cold water. The water should be drunk in the morning on an empty stomach.

Fresh juice can also be extracted from potatoes and drunk, diluted with water on 50:50 basis first thing in the morning. Garlic is another effective remedy for arthritis. It has shown to exhibit an anti-inflammatory property which could account for its effectiveness in the treatment of this disease.

The tea made from the herb alfalfa, especially that from its seeds has shown beneficial results in' the treatment of arthritis. The patients benefit greatly by the alkalizing of food residues aided by this tea. Six or seven cups of this tea should be taken daily by arthritics for at least two weeks.

Vitamin A and D play an important role in warding off infections, thereby preventing arthritis. Orange, papaya, carrot, whole milk and butter, all green leafy vegetables, tomatoes and raw bananas are rich in Vitamin A Vitamin D is chiefly obtained from exposing the skin to natural sunshine. Sunlight is an important factor in the prevention of arthritis.

Constipation should be avoided as it poisons the system and adds to the irritations and inflammation of the joints. Light exercises such as walking, cycling and swimming are beneficial. Maintaining a normal body weight is also an important factor in preventing arthritis. Obesity places stress on weightbearing joints and interferes with the smooth funtioning of tendons, ligaments and muscles.

About the Author

Krishan Bakhru is the editor of Home Remedies , and

Easing The Pain of Arthritis

Easing The Pain of Arthritis by CJ Shume

Arthritis is a complex disorder that has more than 100 conditions and can affect people at any age. It is a chronic disease that will be with you for a long time and maybe for the rest of your life. Two of the most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. They have different causes, risks, and effects on the body, but one common symptom--constant joint pain. The pain of arthritis can appear as shoulder pain, knee pain or hand pain as well as joint pain in other areas of the body. If you have joint pain, stiffness and/or swelling for more than 2 weeks, you may have arthritis.

Diagnosing arthritis early is important. Most of the joint damage takes place between the first couple of years after symptoms begin. For the majority of people, arthritis pain and inflammation cannot be avoided as we get older. In fact, most people over the age of 50 show some signs of arthritis. For many years, experts believe that the pain of arthritis was caused by joint inflammation. Research now says that it's "wear and tear" and not inflammation that causes arthritis. Your joints naturally deteriorate over time. Fortunately, arthritis can be managed through a combination of medication, exercise, rest, weight-management, nutrition, and possibly surgery. Always consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Having a positive mental outlook and the support of your family and friends is necessary to live with arthritis pain and be able to get through the day. Taking care of your joints and making sure that pain and stiffness do not interrupt exercise and normal activity, can help slow the progress of your arthritis. Learning more about your arthritis pain can help. A diagnosis of arthritis does not have to signal an end to the activities you enjoy. From exercise to lifestyle changes, find out about strategies for improving your physical and mental health while coping with arthritis.

For people with mild to moderate arthritis, nonprescription medicines and supplements that are available over the counter are often the first line of defense. Those who suffer from arthritis and other muscular skeletal problems yearn for freedom from pain and freedom to walk and move with ease. In fact scientific studies have shown that natural products combined with a healthy diet and specific exercises can give relief from this pain. Exercise can ease the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis and it also has the potential to slow the progression of arthritis.

The information provided here is not intended as a substitute for a doctors care. Always consult a doctor before beginning any type of alternative treatment or taking any new health supplements.

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Saturday, November 11, 2006

New Knee Implant Option Available for Arthritis Patients

New Knee Implant Option Available for Arthritis Patients by Charlene J. Nuble

Patients who have long been suffering pain on their knees may be relieved with a new knee implant option recently launched. The implant known as OrthoGlide is the latest option made available to patients who have went through all other treatments for knee arthritis but are still not qualified for partial or total knee replacement. The good news about this new implant is that its procedure requires minimal invasion.

OrthoGlide has just been approved for use in both European Union countries and in the US by the Food and Drug Administration. Currently, the implant is offered for knee arthritis patients in several Chicago hospitals including St. Alexius medical center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and Alexian Brothers Medical Center at Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

Heading the few surgeons currently approved to perform the implantation of OrthoGlide is Dr. David Trotter, who was also tasked to investigate the implant. His experience with OrthoGlide proved promising as he found it to be even more advantageous than another knee preserving product called UniSpacer, because the new product involves the lower portion of the knee joint and does not involve motion.

OrthoGlide is being marketed by Advanced Bio-Surfaces, led by chairman and CEO Dr. Jeff F, who expresses the company's great excitement to extend the treatment option to many sufferers of osteoarthritis. It is deemed that OrthoGlide may even be a better option for arthritis patients as the medial knee implant requires less invasive procedures unlike other options that need extensive removal of bone and tissue.

The OrthoGlide is designed to diminish pain and discomfort by correcting the abnormalities of knee angles using its tibial-plateau, metallic form. The implant is made of an alloy of cobalt and chrome that was observed to be an efficient replacement for the cartilage lost due to osteoarthritis.

The unique design of OrthoGlide allows stability of knee position without the need to sacrificing the bone or using conventional methods of fixation with screws or cement. The implant's special contour allows for a glide path that is open, which in turn makes the femoral condyle to move without constraints. The procedure itself is also safer as it needs considerably less removal of tissue and does not need to remove bone at all. The OrthoGlide's system also allows great option for custom fitting, which was usually a problem among previous options.

OrthoGlide provides great hope to the great number of osteoarthritis sufferers of various age groups. It gives safer, and seemingly more effective relief for the said joint disease.

About Dr. David Trotter:

David Trotter, M.D. is the primary investigator for the nation-wide research on OrthoGlide that has just been approved by the institutional review board of the Alexian Brothers Hospital Network. Trotter, who is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, is a Board-Certified Orthopedic specialist who is sought after worldwide as resource person and speaker about knee implants. He has great experience with the successful UniSpacer and the one with the earliest experience in handling OrthoGlide procedures. About the Manufacturer

Advanced Bio Surfaces (ABS), Inc. is a private firm devoted in the research and development of new products for joint repair. The OrthoGlide implant is the first product of ABS and it is aimed to treat patients suffering moderate osteoarthritis.

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What is arthritis and what's the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis?

What is arthritis and what's the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis? by Nathan Wei, MD

"Arthritis" is a word that means different things to different people. For some, it means minor aches and pains. For others, it conjures up images of old crippled people. For the people who actually suffer from arthritis, it can mean the inability to perform many of the activities of daily living that gives them meaning in life.

Arthritis is a term used to refer to a group of more than 100 different conditions that cause pain and stiffness in the joints and surrounding structures such as the ligaments, tendons, and bone. Arthritis can be caused by degeneration within the joint, trauma, metabolic changes, autoimmune-induced inflammation, and infection. Left undiagnosed and untreated, some forms of arthritis can lead to crippling, deformity, and even early death.

Here are some important differentiating features of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis:


* Due to wearing away of cartilage, the cushion at the end of long bones
* Most common form of arthritis
* Usually begins after age 30
* Affects more than 40 million Americans
* Develops slowly
* Affects weight-bearing joints such as the neck, low back, hips, knees
* Morning stiffness is present but usually lasts less then 30 minutes
* Aggravated by trauma and excess weight

Rheumatoid arthritis

* Affects more than 2 million Americans
* Autoimmune disease where immune cells attack multiple organs including the joints
* Begins between the ages of 25 and 65
* May develop suddenly or come on slowly
* Usually symmetric * Affects small and large joints
* Can lead to rapid crippling, disability, and death from cardiovascular disease if not treated aggressively

About the Author

Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR is a rheumatologist and Director of the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland ( He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and consultant to the National Institutes of Health. For more info::

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Ways To Ease Arthritis Pain

Ways To Ease Arthritis Pain by Dean Iggo

It can be difficult to ease arthritis pain in some of the less common forms of the disease including psoriatic arthritis and juvenile arthritis. While many of the products on the market are designed to ease arthritis pain for those who suffer from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, few products are specifically geared toward lesser known forms of the disease. As a result, those with these lesser known forms have to experience painful joint after painful joint with little media and commercial attention.

Psoriatic Treatments

Psoriatic arthritis seems to be primarily hereditary. Scientists have noted that more than fifty percent of sufferers had a family history of the disease. Moreover, in identical twins, if one twin has this form of arthritis, it is seventy-five percent likely that the other twin will suffer from the same problem. In order to ease arthritis pain like this, you will have to work closely with a doctor, as it presents very differently than most arthritis pain. You will probably have to undergo extensive medicinal therapy to keep your level of movement at its present state. Because there is currently no known cure for this form of arthritis, managing to ease arthritis pain in this case will mean taking some NSAIDs, discussed in a number of other articles on this site. It will probably also mean some physical therapy.

Juvenile Treatments

This is perhaps the most heartbreaking form of arthritis. While it is extremely rare, finding a way to ease arthritis pain in this case is tough. It usually involves surgery and mobilization of the joint, as well as some therapy and medication. NSAIDS are usually prescribed by the doctor as are steroids in many cases. The outlook for these patients is usually good, but in some rare cases, children will need treatment throughout adulthood to ease arthritis pain.

About the Author

Dean Iggo is the webmaster of a website providing unbiased reviews of popular arthritis remedies, gout treatment products and dog arthritis medication

Alternatives to Arthritis Surgery

Alternatives to Arthritis Surgery by Charlene J. Nuble

Pain caused by arthritis is excruciating. In its most crucial state, the bacteria has succeeded in infesting the joints and tendons of a patient with arthritis, therefore making the patient unable to function normally.

This inability makes the patient depend entirely on others to help him do daily activities he can normally do himself. These are getting out of bed, using the toilet, taking a shower and dressing up.

Arthritis hits 80 percent of the total population over the age of 80. This ailment is often suspected but can still be regulated if the person who has it continue to participate in exercise fitness programs hospitals highly recommend.

Now when the time for an arthritis surgery is called for, some people opt to try out alternate activities. Let's take for example the arthritis to the knees. This is the case that is often most difficult for senior citizens who have arthritis.

In cases wherein the knee must be replaced, arthritis patients know that this is a major operation. As much as possible, it can be considered to be the last option. There are still some several steps to control the inflammation and pain. These are the following:

1. Changes in lifestyle Change is good for you, so they say. That proves true here. In order to prevent the deterioration of your knees, you must change your lifestyle. Changes in lifestyle often involve losing weight or reducing the activity you conduct with your knee joints such as running. As much as possible, try to regulate your activities that require major use of your knees.

2. Physical Therapy Physical therapy improves the flexibility and strength of joints and tendons. By stretching it constantly, you are able to regulate the blood and muscle flow in these parts despite the pending infection the bacteria from the arthritis brings. You can always flex the ankle up and down, slide the heel forward, lift the leg and tighten and hold thigh muscles.

3. Anti-inflammatory Medications The cause of arthritis pain is whenever the bones rub against a cartilage that is already eroded. This creates more inflammation in the tissues located in the knees. By reducing this inflammation, the patient is relieved from pain. These are prescribed to lessen the swelling in the joint. An anti-inflammatory serum is injected through the joint.

4. Glucosamine and Chondroitin These are dietary supplements which assist in improving the mobility of the joints and lessening the pain in the knee. Because both Glucosamine and Chondroitin sulfate occur in molecules, these slows down the deterioration of the cartilage. Glucosamine assists in the growth of new cartilage and at the same time repairs what was damaged while Chondroitin promotes water retention and assists the cartilage to be more elastic.

5. Bracing A popular alternative, arthritis patients often resort to bracing. A brace is a metallic contraption that is attached to the leg in order to give the knee some stability. It also reduces pain and inflammation. That is because there is pressure on each sides and the brace helps in realigning it. Braces are responsible in decreasing the contact between the two bones. It increases the mobility of the patient.

6. Joint Fluid Therapy Series of injections are inserted straight through the knee joints. This lubrication in the knee is an alternate to the synovial fluid.

These alternatives are all non-surgical options. It delays knee surgery and provides relief in a short term basis. However one must also consider the side effects brought by these alternatives. In the long run, one's health must always be prioritized.

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Diet and arthritis

Diet and arthritis. by Dr Phil Hariram

Diet does not have a significant direct impact on arthritis. Diets, vitamins and supplements will not cure or improve your arthritis but altering your diet to maintain or attain the right weight is an important step to reduce the burden of arthritis.

For weight loss, dietary change and the amount you consume is important. Your diet must contain basic nutrients such as minerals and vitamins. Poor diet will impact on your general health and subsequently on your arthritis.

Studies have shown that diets lacking certain important nutrients can increase the rate of progression of arthritis and the right diet could slow this process down.

To help your arthritis, ensure your diet is balanced and varied and incorporates vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and other essential nutrients. Reduce animal fats and eat more fish. Take plenty of fruit and vegetables.

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fats found in fish oil, has been shown to be beneficial in inflammatory arthritis. It is also useful in gout but it has a high quantity of purines which is broken down in the body to produce urates and therefore should be avoided in gout. There is no evidence that omega-6 fatty acids are beneficial.

A balanced and varied diet with more fish, fruit and vegetables is beneficial in all forms of arthritis. Nutritional supplements are available over the counter and are usually costly. Most of the ingredients are present in a balanced diet. If you feel you cannot maintain a balanced diet, consider this option.

Your weight is important. So what should your weight be? You should use the Body Mass Index (BMI) as a guide to assess whether your weight is acceptable or not. To find out your BMI, first measure your height in metres, (say 2metres) then multiply it by itself (2x2=4). Check your weight in kilograms (say 80Kg). Now divide your weight in Kg by the first figure (80 divided by 4 =20). That is your Body Mass Index (20). Recommended BMI for most people is between 20 and 25. For your arthritis aim to be within this range if you can.

From childhood I have been told that calcium is good for my bones. Lack of calcium may lead to osteoporosis especially in arthritic patients. Vitamin D is also important for bone formation. Lack of this vitamin in children can lead to Ricketts. In adults it can cause osteomalacia.

The commonest source of calcium is in milk. If you are on skimmed milk as part of your low fat and calorie controlled diet be assured that skimmed milk has more calcium in it that full fat milk. Daily recommended intake of calcium in under sixties is 1000mg and over 60s -1500mg. During the summer your body manufactures vitamin D through the sunlight on your skin and you do not need to worry about Vitamin D intake. You, therefore, need to be more vigilant in winter. Older arthritic patients may need supplements.

In case of gout, you should be careful with certain foods. Foods high in purines such as meat and fish should be consumed with care. Avoid or reduce alcohol.

Fish liver oil contains both omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D. It is a useful supplement but care should be taken in women thinking of starting a family or already pregnant. It also contains Vitamin A and is not recommended in pregnancy because of potential harm to the foetus. Avoid fish liver oil or vitamin A supplements. It is better to take pure fish oil (high in omega-3 but has no Vitamin A) rather than fish liver oil.

A balanced and varied diet with all the right nutrients is an important part of the treatment of arthritis. Combined with the right regular exercise, diet will not only help your arthritic joint but will help your general well being. On the other hand, irrespective of whatever treatment of arthritis you are on, a diet devoid of the essential ingredients to maintain good healthy bones will impact negatively on your joints.

About the Author

Dr.Phil Hariram is a retired General Practitioner. He has used conventional medicine, acupuncture, hypnotheray and other forms of treatment to help patients with arthritis.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Gouty Arthritis Explained

Gouty Arthritis Explained by Lisa McDowell

Gouty arthritis, or simply gout, has left a long and tortured legacy through history of pain and suffering. If treated promptly and correctly, gout is a one-time thing for many sufferers, but it hasn't always been that way.

The first ever recorded cases of gouty arthritis go back to ancient Egypt in the year 2640 B.C. Later, it was Hippocrates who wrote of an ailment he called podagra, or as it was known at that time, "the un-walkable disease." The commonly held belief during that time was that bodily health was dictated by the four "humors". It was believed that as long as the four humors were in balance with each other, proper health was maintained. When someone suffered from "the un-walkable disease," it was thought that one of the humors had dropped into the infected joint and that was what caused the swelling and inflammation.

Since the first reported cases of gouty arthritis, the disease has been associated with the wealthy. During the middle ages, the ailment was given the tag "the disease of kings" because of its association with alcohol and rich foods.

Treatment for gouty arthritis has evolved over time, as well. The use of colchicine, which is still sometimes prescribed today to cure gout, was used over two millennia ago in ancient Greece, but just for general health purposes. The first sign that this compound was used specifically for gout was in the sixth century.

Today, gout is usually treated by prescribing chemical or natural substances that remove the uric acid from the body as quickly as possible. The first evidence that this method of treating gout was used was towards the end of the 19th century.

There are, however, many all natural and common sense treatments for gout that don't involve taking any pills at all. A combination of diet control and small lifestyle changes can keep you gout free for life.

A good first step is to lose weight. The additional stress that your joints experience makes them more vulnerable to gouty arthritis. Also, losing weight is a way to naturally lower the amount of uric acid your body retains. The less you retain, the less likely you will develop gout.

Adjusting your diet so that you eat less than six ounces of lean meat a day can help keep gout away, as well. The more animal protein in your blood steam, the higher the chances are of you developing gout. You don't have to give up chicken, fish or lean meat, but in this case, enjoying a little less can benefit you.

The evils of alcohol again rear their ugly head. The consumption of alcohol can limit the amount of uric acid the body disposes of. If you're a guy, limit your alcohol to two drinks a day, and if you're a woman, keep it at one. If you have acute gout, don't touch the booze at all.

Believe it or not, but simply drinking an extra glass of water a day can help keep you gout-free. The more water you drink, the more uric acid gets flushed out of your system.

The devilish disease known as gout has been with us since day one, and even with all the common sense precautions in the world, it will most likely be here until we're all gone. But with a few small changes in your lifestyle, you can keep the Disease of Kings in permanent exile.

About the Author

Lisa McDowell has an interest in Gout. For further information on Gout please visit Gout or Gout Symptoms .

Find The Best Natural Remedies For Arthritis

Find The Best Natural Remedies For Arthritis by Dean Iggo

Natural remedies for arthritis may be the answer to your continuing problems with the condition. For many arthritis sufferers, joint pain has become a way of life. Because of the rising costs of health care in this country, it can be hard to find relief when a doctor's visit will set you back at least a few hundred dollars. If the doctor offers a prescription remedy for your pain, it can be several hundred dollars to find relief from your pain. By that time, though, you may need more relief from the pain you feel in your pocketbook than from the pain you feel from your arthritis. The best way to handle the situation, then, first, is to investigate the many natural remedies for arthritis.

Chondrotin As A Cure

One of the most popular remedies you can use at home is chondrotin. Many scientists have made study of this natural product and found it to improve the way your bones are protected from impact. Many people begin to have problems with arthritis when the cartilage in their bodies wears away due to age. Taking a regular chondrotin supplement can help conduct more fluid into your cartilage, helping it to take the shock of simple impacts on a daily basis. You can find more information on chondrotin in many of the other articles on our website. You may also find a few places to purchase it if your local drug store does not carry it with their regular supplies.

Another fairly popular home arthritis cure is ginger. It has been shown by a number of health related studies that consuming herbs like ginger allow you the antioxidant properties your body needs to fight off common conditions like arthritis. As a result, whether you choose to take it in pill form or whether you decide to drink a cup of ginger tea each morning, you could find it is one of the best natural remedies for arthritis.

About the Author

Dean Iggo is the webmaster of a website providing the best arthritis product as well as unbiased reviews of popular arthritis remedies and gout treatment products.