Arthritis is an inflammation which occurs on the joints causing stiffness, weakness and severe pain on the affected joint.The word arthritis was derived from a two Greek words “athron” meaning joint and inflammation.
Arthritis is common round the world.Arthritis can affect anyone but is more common in old people tend to be prone to arthritis.Arthritis is not a life threatening condition but it can turn out to be a life threatening condition if not well taken care of.Arthritis does not just cause pain to the joint, it weakens the joint.
Arthritis occur in different forms such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and fibromyalgia.Although osteoarthritis and rheumatoid are the most common and major forms of arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis which affects people ranging from 40 and above.Osteoarthritis mostly affects the hips, toe joint, hands, spine and knee joints.
rheumatoid arthritis on the other hand is a severe form of arthritis.It affects the joints of the fingers, wrists, hips, knees, and feet
However, there are over 200 types of arthritis but they are splitted into seven groups namely:Inflammatory arthritis, back pain, infectious arthritis, metabolic arthritis, Connective tissue disease, mechanical arthritis and soft tissue musculoskeletal pain.
Some home remedies of arthritis include:
1.Garlic: Because of it’s antioxidant properties Garlic possesses, it serves as a treatment for arthritis to minimize pain.
Therefore eat at least 2 gloves of garlic daily in order to reduce inflammation in the joints.
2.Vitamin C:According to Dr. Jason Reed, Vitamin C helps to reduce the inflammation on the joints. Although, taking too much of foods and fruuts which are rich in Vitamin C can worsen the situation.
3.Massage joints carefully:According to Dr. Kyle Smith, The affected joints should be massaged with hot water or coconut oil in order to reduce stiffness and inflammation.
4.Avoid eating junk food and fatty foods.
5.Avoid eating cold food and drinking chilled drinks as they may increase the joint stiffness.
Please do endeavor to see your doctor as soon as possible if pain becomes worse.
Source 1: everydayroots
Source 2: top10homeremedies.com