Take half a teaspoon of ginger powder or 35 g (or about six teaspoons) of fresh ginger each day. This plant could decrease arthritis pain, probably because of its action on the blood circulation, which helps to remove inflammatory substances from the joints.
- Heat and cold
The heat can reduce the pain. Use a heating blanket, heater or hot water bottle. Heat the painful joint for about 20 minutes. A hot bath can also relieve you.
- The cold also gives good results in case of inflammation. Place ice cubes in a washcloth or towel and apply on the painful area. You can also use a bag of frozen vegetables (peas, for example), which will adapt to the shape of t
- Fish Oil
- Eat more fish oil. People who eat high omega-3 (found in oily fish such as mackerel, salmon and sardines) often notice a decrease in their joint pain. These fatty acids would help reduce inflammation. You can take them in food form and / or in addition. The ideal is to combine the two by eating fatty fish three times a week and taking fish oil supplements at a rate of 2000 to 5000 mg per day. (Caution: consult your doctor before starting supplementation if you are taking medicines to thin the blood.
- According to studies conducted at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, cod liver oil, rich in omega-3 and vitamins A and D, slows the destruction of cartilage, the cause of osteoarthritis , and reduces the inflammation and pain factors. The dosage is two capsules of 1 g of cod liver oil per day.
- Flax seed oil also contains omega-3s. Use it to season your salads by limiting yourself to three or four tablespoons a day – beyond that, it has adverse effects on the thyroid.
- Oleaginous fruits (especially nuts) are also a good source of omega-3.
- Eucalyptus oil can be effective. Pour a few drops directly on the part to be massaged or in your hands. Do not use a massage glove or hot compress, you may irritate or burn
- Vitamin C and other antioxidants may help reduce the risk of arthritis and osteoarthritis. By destroying free radicals, antioxidants would protect cells (including those in joints) and limit tissue damage. Eat more foods rich in vitamin C: citrus, blackcurrant, kiwi, melon, pepper, new potatoes, broccoli, among
- Capsaicin, or capsicin, the compound that gives red pepper or cayenne its “spiciness”, is the active ingredient in many analgesic ointments. It interferes with the functioning of the small nerve fibers of the sensory system, which momentarily interrupts the pain. Some ointments (0.025-0.075%) are over-the-counter, others only on prescription. Consult your pharmacist.