Rheumatoid arthritis pain can be difficult to manage. Your rheumatologist will prescribe you medicines to deal with the symptoms. In this article, we are discussing some natural remedies you can try along with your regular RA medications.
If you want to explore natural and home remedies, talk to your doctor about what would be most beneficial to you and whether there are any restrictions on what you can try out. If your rheumatologist gives a green signal, you can try these natural remedies and see for yourself whether they are effective to reduce rheumatology symptoms.
Read below to find out the various remedies you can try out for RA pain relief.
Although studies demonstrate that acupuncture can help to reduce chemicals in your body associated with inflammation, there aren’t many studies that connect acupuncture to RA relief. It also aids in the treatment of chronic pain, particularly back pain, and in the treatment of osteoarthritis.
Because acupuncture involves needles that must be clean and correctly placed, ask your rheumatologist to recommend an RA-friendly practitioner.
This natural therapy has been used for thousands of years, and it is an effective method to relieve pain. Massages are of different types. Before you attempt it, consult with your doctor, and ask him for suggestions. It’s a good idea to choose a massage therapist who has experience working with clients with RA. Inform them of any sensitive areas they should avoid. You might also request that they refrain from using scented cosmetics that may irritate your skin.
Leading a sedentary lifestyle can make your RA worse. Exercising regularly and keeping your body active can help you deal with inflammations and pain associated with RA. Keep in mind that it is important to not overdo exercises as it can worsen your RA symptoms.
Rather than creating your own exercise plan, consult a physical therapist who has good experience in dealing with RA patients, and ask the person to prepare your exercise plan. He will help you select physical activities that will not interfere with the RA symptoms. The most common exercises done by RA patients include aerobic exercises like swimming, brisk walking, jogging, etc, strength training, etc. Some exercises to improve your balance can also be beneficial.
You can also do meditation, deep breathing exercises, etc to manage the pain related to RA. Don’t try out any kind of natural remedies without the knowledge of your doctor.