Some inflammation creams and ointments are outstanding arthritis treatments. Used in combination with some light, moderate exercise, they really do work spectacularly well.
Here's a few of these "home remedies for arthritis" you might like to consider...
There are so many creams and ointments out there claiming to give relief from arthritis pain and inflammation that it really is hard to know where to start. Most are completely bogus (you’ve probably already tried a few) but there are some good ones that actually work…
Epsom Salt (magnesium sulphate): A popular New England arthritis remedy is taking a nice hot bath with some Epsom salts. This increases the circulation in the joints (which is extremely important) and reduces swelling. Magnesium is a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic mineral that is easily absorbed through the skin. So try this relaxing arthritis treatment and home remedy. You will be delighted with the results.
Pawpaw Cream: When rubbed onto the skin, pawpaw fruit also increases the circulation to the joints. This is a potent anti-inflammatory home remedy that brings almost immediate relief. In fact, you can feel the heat from the increase in blood flow come into the joints within about ten minutes! Do your research first to find a reputable brand of paw paw cream.
Mineral Creams: Minerals and protein are extremely important for arthritis relief and cure (see our "home remedies for arthritis" articles #1 and #2). There are some very good creams on the market which contain specific minerals and proteins - and when rubbed on the affected area - get right into the joint or muscle and really do give amazing relief. One outstanding cream we recommend you try is called Penetrex. You can check it out here.
Combination Creams, Balms and Oils: You will find a lot of topical treatments that contain many, or even most of the natural foods, supplements and nutrients we have already listed for internal use. You will need to experiment and try them for yourself to see if they work externally.
We have found that most don’t.
The reason why is simple – the most effective way to cure arthritis (or any disease for that matter) is by internal methods, rather than external. External arthritis treatments and home remedies may give you temporary relief, but only internal remedies will give you lasting and permanent cures!
We would like to list more natural topical treatments for arthritis, but the truth is we just haven’t been able to find any that work well enough. If you have found one that works then good for you… stick with it. At the end of the day, natural creams and balms are still a better choice than the topical pharmaceutical products on the market.
Dozens of studies have now been able to prove that exercises such as walking, cycling, aqua aerobics and weight training help tremendously with all forms of arthritis. These types of exercise promote strong circulation and attract fluid into the joints, which in turn reduces pain and swelling.
Forty minutes to an hour a day is about all you need.
Of course, the most important thing is to start off slowly and gradually build up. We would also advise waiting until you have been taking your food and supplements for at least 6-8 weeks before starting any exercise program. This will give your body (and joints) enough time to begin the repairing and regenerating process.