Arthritis is not just one disease, but a term that covers over 100 medical conditions. Overall, arthritis affects nearly 50 million people. Arthritis causes musculoskeletal pain, which affects bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Although prescription and over-the-counter medicines aid in helping manage pain, food can also be a great help in offering relief.
Ginger is good for relieving muscles and joint pain. Ginger is stocked with gingerol. Gingerol may help to fight and to reduce the pain from osteoarthritis which affects joints. One study proved that injecting participants with ginger extract, helped give relief to those experiencing knee pain.
Eating salmon is not just good for your skin, but it also helps the inflamed joints of arthritis pain. Initial studies show that the omega-3 in salmon may help subside the pain and reduce inflammation.
Dr. Nair, Ph.D. found that tart cherry extract is much more effective in fighting inflammation than aspirin. Taking two tablespoons of concentrated cherry juice daily helps to relieve arthritis pain. If tart cherries are not for you, eating the sweet ones is also beneficial.
Berries also help to manage pain. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries– they are all good at managing arthritic pain.
Celery just isn’t for diets anymore. The stalky vegetable is good for managing arthritis pain as well as pain in general. According to Dr. James Duke, Ph.D., the author of The Green Pharmacy, celery and celery seeds have over 20 elements that help the pain. Celery also contains apigenin, an anti-inflammatory substance.
Do you like nuts? If so, raw walnuts and the oil from them contain anti-inflammation properties that help to reduce swelling in arthritis.
Although these foods help in the fight against pain, they are not meant to be a substitute for medical attention when needed. If pain persists, despite your best efforts, speak with your physician.