There are basically three common types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis and Psoriatic arthritis which affect almost around 16 million Americans with an average age of 45. Arthritis not only affects weight bearing joints like knees, hips, and ankles but has also been found in the fingers, neck and spine. The dense sponge like substance called cartilage which cushions each of our joints gradually gets worn down.
Various types of arthritis cure have been tried out. They range from the normal prescribed drugs to herbal and natural medications. They act differently for various individuals depending on the type of arthritis they have.
Urtica dioica is a kind of stinging nettle that has been widely recommended as an effective arthritis cure. The practice is very ancient and dates back some 2,000 years to biblical times. The method is to grasp the nettles in a gloved hand and swat the sore joints with the nettles. Even though it may seem strange it has invariably produced some satisfying results.
Other herbs that are effectively used for arthritis cure are Bogbean, Celery seeds, Chapparal, Feverfew, Saffron, Yucca, Nettle etc.
Natural healing with food is a slow process. It requires patience and persistence. It can take several months to achieve results and sometimes conditions worsen before they improve. Recent studies suggest that a high intake of fruits vegetables and legumes along with certain oils help to relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and aid in arthritis cure. Some of the improvements shown include a decrease in pain and inflammation and in the number of swollen joints. Further research suggested that more olive oil and cooked vegetables help protect people from the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
A number of drugs are now available in the treatment of arthritis and related conditions. Prescription medications are considered a traditional treatment option. Response, potential drug side-effects and adverse reactions to a specific medication varies from individual to individual. It is important for the patient to be aware of their options and have the ability to discuss what they learn with their doctor and make correct decisions.