How to Conquer the Five Myths of Arthritis Pain

A famous quote from Sun Tzu, the ancient and great Chinese warrior, is the following:

“If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.”

By spending a few moments to know arthritis pain, you will know how to fight this painful enemy. So the first step to easing the pain of arthritis is to take a few moments to fully understand this disease. Once you understand what this disease is you can make educated decisions to enjoy pain-free days.

In this post I will be sharing some of the top myths about arthritis and then the facts about combating these myths so you can enjoy a pain-free lifestyle.

The first fact is over 60 million America are afflicted with the arthritis and countless others who may not know they are sufferers.

Myth #1: Arthritis is only associated with getting older.

Fact: The term “arthritis” is commonly used to describe almost 9 dozen different forms of joint and musculoskeletal issues

In addition, arthritis knows no age, race, nationality or creed. Individuals in their teens and younger suffer from arthritis pain as well as people 65 and older. In fact, 66% of all arthritis sufferers are under the age of 65.

Caucasians, more than 65 million, make up the bulk of arthritis sufferers in the United States, while about 4.9 are African-American and over 3 million are Hispanic. No matter your ethnicity, you or someone your know will probably be afflicted, so let learn about the most common types of arthritis:

The most common and widely known forms of arthritis include Osteoarthritis (OA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Juvenile Arthritis (JA).

(OA) is a degenerative joint disease and is due to the breakdown of the cartilage between the joints. When this occurs the natural products of glucosamine and chondroitin are excellent ingredients to rebuild the destroyed cartilage naturally.

(RA) is due to inflammation in the joint lining which causes stiffness and swelling. The affected area is usually occupied by redness, too. A natural product for RA is tart cherry juice or tart cherry capsules. The reason is due to the presence of naturally occurring anthocyanins and other powerful antioxidants. These help to reduce the inflammation and swelling in the body.

(JA) is a term used to describe any type of inflammation issues related to children under age 16.

Myth #2: Arthritis is not any sort of serious health issue.

Fact:  False. Arthritis is a serious health problem for both the individual and the health care system.

The reason is the frequency of required treatment for the disease. The average number of times an individual patient visits a doctor due to arthritis is 3 – 4 times per year. Of course, this number depends on the severity of the problem. This includes shots, medication and other treatment issues. When compared to other diseases like heart disease or diabetes, arthritis is more costly.

In regards to the individual, this is more serious due to the fact it reduces mobility and the person is in continuous pain. While there are several types of arthritis prescription drugs available, many people are searching for natural arthritis remedies due to the potential deadly side effects of arthritis fighting drugs. A few of the natural ingredients to consider for natural relief are glucosamine and chondroitin and consider adding tart cherry juice or tart cherry capsules to your daily routine.

Myth #3: Only prescription drugs can ease the pain of arthritis.

Fact: Many are turning to all-natural alternative to easing joint pain.

Thanks to the dedicated work of food scientists, we now better understand the natural joint pain fighting Mother Nature offers. For example, did you know tart cherries can eliminate joint pain naturally?

That’s right! Tart cherries contain naturally occurring flavonoids called anthocyanins. Basically anthocyanins are natural Cox-1 and Cox-2 inhibitors. This means they are able to block the pain signals the body sends to the brain. That act the same was a prescription Cox-1 and Cox-2 inhibitors without the side-effects. In addition, tart cherries are natures leading source of naturally occurring Melatonin. So not only will this rudy-red fruit help to relief joint pain, but also will help you sleep better.

One way people are getting the pain relieving benefits of cherries into their daily diet is to drink tart cherry juice. It takes the juice of 100 cherries to make just one ounce of tart cherry juice. It is a supercharged way to get this pain relieving fruit.

So if you’re looking for natural relief for joint pain consider adding tart cherry juice to your daily routine.

Myth #4: People with arthritis should avoid exercising.   

Fact: Exercise is a valuable tool in the fight against arthritis.

While getting started with an exercise routine, if you suffer from arthritis, movement of your joints actually help to increase range of motion. In fact, to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services research, evidence suggests that implementing an endurance (walking, jogging or running) and resistance (pilates, weight training, etc) types of exercises provide benefits for people with osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatic conditions.

In addition, by adding a exercising routine, you’ll soon find you’ll also enjoy weight management benefits, too. For example, for every pound of body weight loss, you relieve approximately four pounds of pressure from your knees.

Myth #5: Not much can be done for arthritis.

Fact: Relief is available and new treatments are in the pipeline.

As mentioned above, arthritis is one of the leading diseases in the United States and as the population gets older, more individuals will be afflicted. Thus, it makes sense for the Arthritis Foundation and other organizations to provide treatment and pioneer natural relief for suffers. One area is natural relief for joint pain. The top three ingredients for fighting arthritis pain naturally include glucosamine, chondroitin and tart cherry juice or tart cherry capsules. The glucosamine/chondroitin combination not only helps to build cartilage, but also lubricate the joints.

The glucosamine/chondroitin combination not only helps to build cartilage, but also lubricate the joints.

Resources:


  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25983669
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26654244
  • http://udspace.udel.edu/handle/19716/19851
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4566454/
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25983669
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