How To Treat Arthritis Pain

Arthritis PainThere are innumerable forms of arthritis but the most common is osteoarthritis which is caused by the breakdown and loss of joint cartilage. Cartilage is a tough tissue which cushions the bones in a joint and absorbs the friction of movement. As the cartilage deteriorates, the bones begin rubbing against each other and the joint becomes irritated and inflamed causing swelling and pain. Arthritis pain can be very agonizing and debilitating.

The movement of the joint becomes limited and sometimes the joint becomes stiff to such an extent that any kind of attempt at movement sends shooting pain in the nerves. This disease is age related and most people develop some pain of the joint as they age. The most commonly affected joints are the knees, ankles, wrists and fingers wherein the patient is unable to perform day to day simple chores.

Ways To Treat Arthritis Pain

Mustard Oil

Mustard oil is a very effective remedy for treating arthritis pain. This oil has powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, warming and rubefacient properties which stimulate the blood circulation and ease the swelling and stiffness in the joint and increase its mobility simultaneously.

Mustard Oil

Warm some mustard oil and massage the affected joint with liberal amounts of it so that it can penetrate into the skin. Use the massage at least two times daily.

Castor Oil

Castor oil too has powerful anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties which can bring considerable relief in arthritis pain. Warm some castor oil and dip a soft cotton cloth into it.

Wrap the cloth around the painful joint and wrap it with a plastic sheet. Cover the plastic sheet with a woolen cloth so as to trap the heat. Do this, every night before going to bed.

Tulsi Or Holy Basil

Tulsi has potent anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. It removes all the toxins from the blood and purifies it. It also stimulates circulation and energizes and rejuvenates the body.

Holy Basil

Boil a cup of water and add four or five tulsi leaves to it. Simmer on a low heat for a few seconds then turn off the heat. After ten minutes strain the tea and drink three to four cups of it daily.


Ghee has the ability to dissolve all the body toxins and wastes and builds up the internal juices of the body which are destroyed by age and restores the functions of all its organs and makes all the tissues strong and resilient. Warm some ghee and dissolve a piece of camphor into it.

Massage the painful joint for ten to twenty minutes three times daily. Ghee is easily absorbed by the skin and its penetration will lubricate the joint as well as strengthen the deteriorating cartilage.

Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is very useful for relieving the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis. Fill your bathtub with hot water and add two cups of Epsom salts to it.

Epsom Salt

Soak your whole body for half an hour in this solution. The magnesium sulfate found in Epsom salts will relax the irritated nerves, and will reduce the pain considerably.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.

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