Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena
New Delhi: Winter season is here with all its chill. The cold weather brings with itself a lot of ailments and the most common of it all is joint pain specially arthritis pain.
Arthritis is a form of inflammation of joints. It involves severe pain, swelling in joints, and joint stiffness. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, of which Osteoarthritis is the most common. Sounds painful? It is indeed agonising.
Going by data in our own country, India currently is home to around 2.5 million arthritis patients, according to experts.
As such there is no cure for arthritis, but definitely certain natural remedies can help a lot:
Weight is actually very important to keep a check on arthritis pain as when you lose weight, it will surely put less pressure on your knees.
A good massage of arthritic joints can help a lot in reducing pain and stiffness during winter season.
It is a notion that exercising will aggravate arthritis pain, but it is not true as exercising will only provide mobility to the bones.
Studies suggest that turmeric helps a lot in treating both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
-Omega- 3 fatty acids:
Believe it or not but eating food rich in Omega- 3 fatty acids at least once a week could halve the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. This is so because Omega- 3 fatty acids decrease the production of chemicals that spread the chronic joint condition.