Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and with aging many people experience this disease. Apart from aging, heredity, injury from any damage or trauma can cause osteoarthritis. Hands, feet, spine, hips and knees are affected by osteoarthritis. It causes pain in the joints and sometimes the joints become stiff.
Reducing the joint pain and inflammation and also improving and maintaining the function of the joint will help to prevent osteoarthritis. 5 tips to prevent osteoarthritis are as follows:
Ways To Prevent Osteoarthritis
Use Ginger And Turmeric
Ginger being a common cooking spice is found in different types of food and drinks like ginger bread, ginger sticks etc. You should have 250mg of ginger 4times every day. Peel and slice fresh ginger (½ inch) and have it with your meal. Having ginger tea is also great. Take ginger supplement and also use hot ginger compress on joint pains.
Turmeric- Add turmeric to your daily diet by including turmeric powder in your cooking. Always choose a pure turmeric powder over a curry powder. Turmeric is also available in powder-containing capsules (300mg, 3 times/day). Have 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder with a glass of warm water or milk every day.
Use Apple Cider Vinegar
Take apple cider vinegar, baking soda and a glass of water. Add some salt (¼ teaspoon) to it, mix it well and take it 3 times every day. It will give you great relief from pain.
You can also add apple cider vinegar (1 teaspoon), black cherry juice (1 teaspoon) to a glass of water and have this 2 times every day. You can also have apple cider vinegar (2 teaspoon) along with honey (2 teaspoon) and a glass of water 3 times every day.
Use Some Oils
Take olive oil (1 tablespoon) and oregano oil (12 drops), mix them well and then apply it on the affected areas and massage well. Massage your knees with castor oil before going to bed at night.
This will reduce pain and stiffness of joints. You can also have 1-2 teaspoon of cod liver oil every day to reduce pain and inflammation.
Use Cinnamon And Honey
You can make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply it on your bread and eat it every day in your breakfast. Take some honey(2 spoons) cinnamon powder (1teaspoon) and hot water (1 cup). Mix it well and have it two times every day; once in the morning and once at night.
You can also have honey (1 tablespoon) and cinnamon powder (½ teaspoon) before breakfast every day. This will relieve pain and prevent inflammation.
Proper Care Of Joints
Maintaining good posture is important as it will help you in taking proper protection of your joints and thus prevent osteoarthritis. You should avoid any unnatural motions, incorrect postures and muscle fatigue. Maintain proper ways to stand, sit, bend, lift and reach as it will exert less stress on your joints. Avoid standing or sitting in same posture as this will make the joints stiff and cause pain. By changing your posture often you can protect your joints.
Thus by following the above mentioned 5 tips you can prevent osteoarthritis to a great extent.
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