Osteoarthritis is a joint disorder that affects 15% of worldwide population. Dealing with inflammation in joints it’s burdensome and any patient dealing with osteoarthritis knows the struggle. I see my grandma every day suffering from joint inflammation and it breaks my heart, but there’s nothing much we can do.
Osteoarthritis treatment relies on conventional medicine and some important lifestyle changes. At least, my grandma recall to such treatment, because the side effects of medications was visible on her body.
You can keep OA under control by using home remedies and making some changes in your lifestyle. For 2 years, my grandma is having a fabulous time even if her joints are affected by OA. At least, the pain isn’t so intense even if there are temperature variations.
Below, I’ll explain to you how grandma copes with OA for any other patient in need. Better said, there’s a list with some practical home remedies that will ease OA joint pain.
1. Hot Or Cold Compress
- Apply a hot or cold compress to the affected body part.
- Leave it on for 20-30 minutes and remove.
- You can also alternate between hot and cold compresses for faster relief.
2. Epsom Salt Bath
- Add a cup of Epsom salt to a tub filled with water.
- Allow the salt to dissolve completely.
- Soak in the Epsom salt bath for 15-20 minutes.
3. Green Tea
- Add a teaspoon of green tea to a cup of hot water.
- Allow it to steep for 5-7 minutes and strain.
- Drink the warm tea.
- Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of hot milk.
- Mix well and consume the mixture.
- Alternatively, you may also take curcumin supplements after consulting your doctor.
- Add an inch of sliced ginger to a cup of water.
- Bring it to a boil in a saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Switch off the stove and strain.
- Allow the solution to cool a bit before consuming.
It may seem a nuisance to exercises when you’re dealing with OA, but low-impact activities will make a serious improvement in your joints. So, sneak-a-pick to the list below and choose your favorite outdoor activity:
- Elliptical training
- Cross-country skiing