The pain is unbearable. It's stubborn and won't go away. How can you improve arthritis pain for long term with herbs for arthritis?
Arthritis is a general term for joint's pain. It can be mild or severe, affecting one or more joints. It causes inflammation, pain, swelling, warmth or stiffness in the affected joint.
The three most common types are:
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It is caused by wear and tear due to excessive use over the years or to old injuries in affected joints. It commonly affects people over 60 years of age.
Osteoarthritis mostly affects the large weight-bearing joints like the knees, hips and spine, causing pain and stiffness which is worst at the end of the day. The affected person may have difficulty in walking, climbing stairs, squatting or kneeling.
You can check the severity of osteoarthritis by having an X-ray bone scan.
There are several factors leading to osteoarthritis. The main causes include:
1) Accidents or serious injury to joints
This direct impact causes joint injuiry in varying degree of severity. You can still improve your joint if the injuiry is not too serious.
2) High heel shoe
Common use of high heel shoe may injure your foot, knee and back joints. You're recommended to use it only once a while. For usual use, choose flat shoe instead.
3) Bad Posture
Remember to sit and stand with your head and back straight up. Bad posture results in extra stress to the joints especially around neck and back. It causes poor blood circulation too.
Women hormones are responsible to lock calcium in their bones. After menopause, when their hormones get lesser, calcium loss increases. This speeds up their joints wear and tear.
5) Unbalanced Diet
In your diet, acidic food mainly consists of meat, sugar and peanuts. Alkaline food includes fruits and vegetables in general.
When you take too much acidic food and less alkaline food, your blood becomes more acidic. As your body needs to maintain blood acid/alkaline (pH) level of 7.4, it will transfer calcium (alkaline substance) from the bones into the blood.
Therefore, acidic diet speeds up calcium loss in bones, causing osteoarthritis. Acidic body also causes chronic fatigue, high blood pressure and other diseases. For diet good for bone health, remember to:
Besides this, you can take Ganoderma Lucidum herb for faster arthritis improvement. As herbs for arthritis, this fungus can balance your body acidic value. Therefore, it indirectly controls calcium loss from bones.
For arthritis, Cordyceps Sinensis herb works better than Ganoderma Lucidum herb. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, kidney supports bone functions. Since Cordyceps effectively enhances your kidney energy, it is beneficial for arthritis and osteoporosis.
Another important supplement for arthritis is Coral Calcium. This supplement can strengthen your joint and increase bone density.
Coral Calcium is a type of organic calcium with the most similar calcium form as calcium in our bone. Therefore, it has the highest and fastest bone absorption rate. Another advantage of Coral Calcium is that it won't cause formation of stones. Excessive Coral Calcium will be excreted out through urine.
You are recommended to include these foods in your diet for a stronger bone:
These are natural foods high in calcium with other beneficial minerals and nutrients.
Remember not to overstress the affected joint. For back bone osteo arthritis, avoid carrying heavy thing. For knee osteo arthritis, do not run or climb mountain. Walk and stand less. You can exercise by swimming or cycling.
If joint's cartilage is totally worn out, especially knee joint, it is impossible to heal it with any supplements or herbs for arthritis. You need to undergo operation to install an artificial cartilage.
But if the cartilage has worn out about half, there are still chances for improvement.
Remember to adjust your diet, lifestyle and posture. And with the correct supplement and herbs for arthritis, you can improve the pain slowly.
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