Sulfur-rich avocadoes can help nourish and strengthen the joints.
Degenerative arthritis, or osteoarthritis, is the most common form of the more than 100 types of arthritis. It affects over 20 million people in the United States alone. The condition is marked by a breakdown and eventual disappearance of cartilage between a joint or joints. And while a number of conventional treatments exist to deal with the condition, including surgery and medication, some all-natural remedies also exist. These include physical therapy, herbal supplements and dietary treatment.
Physical Therapy Treatment
Some types of joint pain may be combated through prolonged physical therapy, assisted by a physician. Depending on the kind of joint pain problem, certain exercises may help to strengthen the joint muscles, thereby nullifying some of the condition’s symptoms. Exercises may also improve the range of motion associated with affected joints. Physical therapy may also entail the temporary use of a brace or a splint. A number of stretching exercises, under the supervision of or at the direction of a physician, may help treat the symptoms of your joint condition. These exercises typically involve the back, hip joints and hamstring muscles. Stretching these areas may prevent the pain of your condition from worsening.
Consider taking boswellia supplements, available at any natural products store. Boswellia helps reduce inflammation around the joints and connective tissues. Boswellia is typically taken either as a tincture or in capsule form.
Or try winter cherry, also known as ashwagandha, which is an herb that might help fight joint pain. Winter cherry helps nourish and strengthen bones and muscles, but is especially well-known for its ability to support the joints when they are physically stressed. Winter cherry is most easily taken in pill or tea form.
A more long-term remedy for joint pain involves the increased intake of sulfur-high foods. Sulfur helps build, rebuild and strengthen bones, connective tissue and cartilage. Consider eating more eggs, asparagus, onions, garlic, oats, corn, alfalfa, carob, nuts, seeds, avocado and watermelon because they are all rich in sulfur.