Arthritis is simply inflammation of one or more joints. There are many forms of arthritis, ranging from conditions related to wear and tear of cartilage (osteoarthritis) to conditions associated with inflammation resulting from an overactive immune system (rheumatoid arthritis or' "RA").
Symptoms of arthritis include pain and limited function of joints. Inflammation of the joints from arthritis is characterized by joint stiffness, swelling, redness, and warmth often with tenderness of the inflamed joint present.
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Natural anti-inflammatories can help to alleviate the pain. Popular remedies include MSM which is a naturally occurring mineral with anti-inflammatory properties, that is also needed by the body for the manufacture of collagen, which is needed for repair of all connective tissues, tendons and ligaments. Glucosamine and chondroiton are helpful to build up the synovial fluid between the joints which act as a 'shock absorber', thereby effectively reducing the pain and stopping the compression of nerves. This can take between 6 to 8 weeks to achieve with a high strength supplementation. Various herbs are note to have anti-inflammatory properties, such as Turmeric (or the more powerful extract of Curcumin), Boswellia, Devils Claw and even Ginger.
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Readers should not use this information for self-diagnoses or self treatment, but should always consult a medical professional regarding any medical problems and before undertaking any major dietary changes. This information is not meant to be substituted for medical advice.