Natural home remedies: arthritis

Anti-inflammatory drugs—prescription and over-the-counter—can ease your arthritis pain, and most people will want to take them. But relief doesn’t end there. A host of other feel-good, stay-well measures can move you further down the field toward your goal of easy-moving, pain-free days. Pain removers • Supplement with glucosamine and chondroitin to reduce pain and slow cartilage loss. There’s evidence that this combination can be effective for people with mild to…

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Natural home remedies: Back pain

Back pain often strikes when something’s amiss with the delicate column of bones, muscles, ligaments and joints that holds you up. But many other conditions, like strains, arthritis, hairline spine fractures and even kidney infections, can cause your back to throb. What you can do Ice first, heat later. As a pain reliever, ice works great. It temporarily blocks pain signals and helps reduce swelling. Several times a day, lay…

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Home Remedies for a Sprained Ankle

Here are home remedies for a sprained ankle. 1. Ice Applying ice to a sprained ankle can greatly help reduce swelling, inflammation and pain. Ice keeps the ligaments from becoming inflamed and stop any bleeding from a torn ligament. Ice should be applied over the affected area for the first 48 to 72 hours after the injury. Wrap about a cup of ice cubes in a towel. Apply the compress…

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