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In conjunction with traditional treatments, alternative treatments for arthritis are helping patients deal with the condition better by improving the disease symptoms.

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5 best alternative treatments for arthritis

  1. 1. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521 5 Best Alternative Treatments for Arthritis In conjunction with traditional treatments, alternative treatments for arthritis are helping patients deal with the condition better by improving the disease symptoms. Arthritis refers to joint inflammation. There are more than 100 different rheumatic diseases and conditions which can be called arthritis. The most common types are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. They affect the joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. Symptoms of arthritis may vary depending on the type of arthritis you have though joint pain and swelling, stiffness, redness, and decreased range of motion are typical symptoms. Rheumatic diseases can also affect multiple internal organs. It is necessary to diagnose and treat arthritis properly. Along with traditional physical therapy programs, there are effective alternative treatments for arthritis pain management. The ultimate goal with these alternative treatments is improve range of motion and minimize pain. Effective Alternative Treatments http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  2. 2. http://www.hqbk.com/ • 1-718-769-2521 Dietary Supplements: Dietary supplements can reduce pain especially of stiff joints and muscles. o o o Glucosamine is one of the extremely effective ways to reduce inflammation and joint pain. Long-term relief of osteoarthritis pain Chondroitin Sulfate helps draw fluid into cartilage, improving shock-absorbing ability and weight control, as more weight equals more joint pressure MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is the organic sulfur used in the reduction of inflammation. Available in the form of lotions or creams, MSM is known to slightly reduce some symptoms of knee arthritis, such as pain and joint movement. • Hyaluronic acid joint injections: FDA-approved hyaluronic acid injections are used to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis. Hyaluronic acid works like a lubricant and shock absorber in the joints, thereby improving joint function. These injections can be used as an alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Five hyaluronic acid treatments for knee osteoarthritis are currently in use - Hyalgan, Orthovisc, Supartz and Synvisc made from rooster or chicken combs and Euflexxa derived from bacteria. • Anti-inflammatory Diet: Food and arthritis are connected. Certain forms of arthritis can be controlled http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  3. 3. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521 by diet. An anti-inflammatory diet and low glycemic index (G-I) diets are recommended to help body resist inflammation and reduce the long-term risks associated with the condition. Low G-I diets can prevent your body from entering a state of weakness and boost natural healing. • Topical Analgesics: For mild pain in the joints, physicians may recommend topical analgesics that are available in the form of creams, salves or gels. Ingredients used in the topical pain medications include Capsaicin, Salicylates and Counterirritants. Capsaicin creams are effective pain relievers for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. • Electrotherapies: Electrotherapy such as TENS units, IFC and GS has been successful in helping patients with arthritic inflammation. TENS blocks the pain signals from reaching the rest of the body, and helps manage back pain, neck pain and other types of joint pain. Reliable rehabilitation centers also provide weight loss programs that can improve your arthritis symptoms and overall health. Auricular therapy has helped people successfully lose weight. This therapy reduces food cravings, controls the appetite and helps strengthen your will power. Approaching an established healthcare center that offers alternative treatments for arthritis would ensure a personalized treatment plan developed by experts. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521