Aside from lifestyle changes and dietary modifications, there are actually several natural arthritis remedies that can be done at home to help manage and sometimes even prevent the occurrence of arthritis symptoms. Among the more popularly known home remedies to treat arthritis, along with a number of other medical conditions, is apple cider vinegar (ACV).
Apple cider vinegar contains a high amount of essential nutrients known to aid in pain relief among arthritis patients. The vitamins and minerals found in apple cider vinegar include magnesium, sulfur, iron, phosphorous, chlorine and many more. Gout usually causes mineral deficiency, and this problem can be aided by using apple cider vinegar. Another benefit for gout is the component of apple cider vinegar that is pectin, which is known to absorb the accumulation of the toxin build-up in the joints, flushing it out from the body.
One method to take apple cider vinegar is to incorporate it in the diet. Mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with water, and take it before meals. This can be done preceding every meal of the day, for a cumulative amount of three teaspoons of apple cider vinegar during the day. Apple cider vinegar can also be used externally as a hand or foot soak to relieve pain. It can also be applied topically over the affected areas.
However, it is important that apple cider vinegar be in its most natural form for this remedy to be fully effective. Look for residues floating in the bottle. This build-up of residue in the apple cider vinegar is due to the accumulation of the important vitamins and nutrients.
Our society today is familiar with joint diseases and the most common joint condition is arthritis. Almost 50 million Americans are suffering from the different forms of arthritis. The standard prescription medications are numerous. Some are effective but relying on drugs to manage arthritis is not always the best course of treatment. Using natural joint pain remedies alongside prescribed conventional medicines may be beneficial for those with arthritis.