Arthritis is the inflammation or swelling of one or more joints. Symptoms include but aren’t limited to intense pain, swelling, reduced range of motion, and stiffness. The pain typically occurs around joints, back, fingers, hands, muscles, neck, or wrist. Pain can feel intermittent or sharp and can happen while sitting. Arthritis can sometimes be hard to diagnose because there isn’t an actual way to test the condition.
There are many different natural approaches you take to manage arthritis:
- Cold and Heat treatment
- Physical Activities
- Healthy Diet
- Herbal Supplements
- Topical treatments
Many herbal supplements have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, such as Ginger, Echinacea, Aloe Vera, Green tea, Boswellia, Turmeric, and many more. The anti-inflammatory compounds function similarly to COX-2 inhibitors, drugs used to treat pain & inflammation. Herbal supplements similar to Ginger have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and boost your overall immunity. Ginger and Echinacea supplements have been proven to treat pain and inflammation.
Physical activities include but are not limited to tai chi, yoga, and swimming, which help get the joints moving, allow more flexibility, and get the blood flowing/circulating. Finding whatever physical activity works best for you and continuing to practice habits Following a healthier diet has many benefits. Including limiting your intake of sugar and processed food.
Biofreeze is a topical treatment that we offer here in the office, which is used to temporarily relieve chronic pains like arthritis, back pain, muscle soreness, and joint pain. Biofreeze has a cooling effect like an ice pack, which helps reduce inflammation and improves overall circulation in the area.
Moderate-pressure massage can improve pain, stiffness, range of motion, hand grip strength, and overall function in people with Osteoarthritis Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Fibromyalgia. In addition, massages work by improving circulation and reducing swelling. It also seems to lower the production of stress hormones, reduce heart rate and blood pressure, and decrease anxiety.
Body & Soul Massage in Salem Ma offers quality Therapeutic Massage for Pain Relief. Visit our website to learn more and schedule an appointment www.bodysoulsalem.com or call 978-825-0040.