Dealing with achy, swollen hands and tender joints? You must be suffering from rheumatoid arthritis pain. Yes, this disease is extremely painful and very common among Americans. Recent studies show that over 40 million Americans suffer from hand arthritis and it’s the main cause of disability when it affects knee and ankle joints.
There are many types of arthritis, but the most common forms are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and when one of these attack your hands you may feel hand and finger pain, swelling and stiffness in the hands, tingling and numbness in the hands.
How can I ease hand arthritis pain?
You can get temporary relief if you take many pills of ibuprofen or Vicodin, but the side effects are scary. Local topical ointments seem to be perfect to ease the pain caused by arthritis, but some people say that they are tired in trying them and get only temporary relief.
Lately, most people combined natural remedies with exercises along with a balanced diet and the symptoms of hand arthritis improved considerably.
Try this Homemade Topical Ointment based on essential oils…
- 20–30 drops pure frankincense essential oil
- 10 drops pure ginger essential oil
- 20–30 drops myrrh essential oil
- 4 ounces unrefined coconut oil
- Mix all ingredients into a bowl until well blended.
- Place into a glass jar with a lid for continued use.
- Massage the ointment in the areas where you feel pain. Use twice daily.
…and introduce the following foods in your diet.
- Fatty Fish
- Ginger – tea form
- Olive Oil
It’s clear that diet can play a major role in arthritis severity and symptoms. Luckily, a variety of foods with powerful components may offer relief from inflammation and arthritis — while also promoting overall health. Seeing a nutritionist is the best solution.
Beside diet and homemade ointments you must introduce in your daily routine some easy hand stretches and exercises that will ease inflammation and pain.