• Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Home Remedies

Home Remedies
  • Regular exercise is necessary to make joints healthier. The more mobile they are, the less are the chances of stiffness and deformities. Walking every day for at least 30 minutes will help. Physiotherapy will also go a long way in relieving stiffness and swelling.
  • Acute pain can be relieved by application of heating pads or hot water bottle. If either option is not available, a simple hot bath will do the trick.
  • Swimming or water exercises in a temperature-controlled pool will help in gaining muscle strength.
  • Yoga not only has a soothing effect on joint inflammation, but also eases stress and promotes healing.
  • Avoid lifting heavy weights. Instead of lifting, you can slide objects if kept on the table. People who have severe disease and joint deformity should make use of utensils that are lightweight and door knobs and latches which don't require much force or strength to handle.
  • Never make hurried movements. Sudden changes in position and rapid movements increase strain on joints and worsen arthritis.