Rheumatoid arthritis is a crippling problem which can cause massive disability by causing painful joints and joint destruction. A malfunctioning immune system can cause rheumatoid arthritis. Some of the common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are; fragile, easily chipped and thin fingernails, hair with less luster and excess hair loss, stomach ache after eating meals, poor absorption of iron, calcium, zinc and vitamin B12, bloating, belching and more likely to catch colds and flu than others.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Home Remedies

There are several home remedies for rheumatoid arthritis which are simple to follow and safe to be tried at home. Some of the popular home remedies for arthritis are:

1. One of the effective home remedies for rheumatoid arthritis is to exercise regularly. It makes the muscles around your joints strong. But remember not to overdo any exercise as it can cause more harm instead of doing any good.

2. Heat and cold method is also one of the efficient home remedies for rheumatoid arthritis. You can take a hot bath for fifteen minutes or use hot pack on the affected joint. In order to dull the sensation of pain you should use the cold method. It will decrease muscle spasms and numb the area. You can even try soaking the affected area in cold water or use ice pack on the region. Those suffering from numbness or poor circulation should not use cold treatments.

3. Reduce stress in your life which will help you to cope with the pain. Techniques such as guided imagery, muscle relaxation, hypnosis and deep breathing will help you to control pain.

4. Since ginger is known to have gingerols, every day you can try consuming ginger tea.

5. Turmeric is also very effective in giving relief from the pain caused by arthritis. Make it a habit of daily consuming a teaspoon of turmeric powder with lukewarm water.

6. Flax seeds oil is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. These omega-3 fatty acids are very helpful in producing prostaglandins. These prostaglandins are very helpful in reducing the pain and inflammation.

7. Try to apply sandalwood powder paste on the affected area to give it a cooling effect. In order to prepare the paste, just take some water and one teaspoon of sandalwood powder. Mix them properly to form a paste.

8. Take a juice of single orange and add fish or cod liver oil in it. Now whip this juice and drink before going to sleep.

9. Eat food rich in calcium such as cheese, fish, milk and yoghurt.

10. Having a single raw clove of garlic everyday is very helpful in treating rheumatoid arthritis.

11. Take some fresh leaves of bathua and extract their juice. Now consume two teaspoons of this juice on an empty stomach for next two to three months.

12. One of the most popular home remedies for arthritis is the use of turmeric powder. Consume half teaspoon of turmeric powder with warm water two times every day.

13. Guggulu is an herb which is very effective and widely used to treat arthritis. Consume it after your meal twice in a day.

These were some of the effective home remedies for rheumatoid arthritis which are simple, cheap and easy to use.

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16 thoughts on “Good Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

  1. ginger

    How to deal with a brother who is bi polar and now is living with me with no end in sight?
    I hadn’t seen him for over 20 years and now he has been with us for over 6 months, we have been paying his bills, and have finally decided we can’t afford to do it anymore. He has two daugthers he owes child support too, an X wife who is out for revenge, owes the IRS, and no where else to go or anyone else to ask for help. How long does it take to get disability and he wants me to do the leg work for him. My personal health is bad and I’m in a wheelchair due to rheumatoid arthritis and asthma, but I still want to help him. I just don’t want to enable him or make his situation worse. He has been a member of AA for over 25 years and doesn’t drink anymore. He can make it to meetings, but can’t make it work due to the depression. He stays in his room all the time, and gets upset if I bring up anything about money or his not working. He is upset I can’t keep paying his bills. He is going to lose his car, or end up in jail for not paying child support and I don’t know what to do. Help!

    1. lisa1cares

      he needs to get the SSI his self you can support him through the whole thing but at the end of the day it is down to him to get it all sorted out. I know a good relatives/carers of people with bipolar group that the people there might be of help to you. the link is below. good luck take care Lisa

  2. se54summers

    I am looking for plants for my zone 8 garden?
    In my old house I had a beautiful yard,now we live in a smaller home,I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and can’t take care of a “flower”garden.But I would like to find these beautiful blooming shrubs and ornimental trees.Can you help me find reasonably priced ones?

    1. omajust

      I suggest the local master gardeners– Here they are affiliated with the local Ag university– or any public gardens in your city– they usually have experts–the local library will have plant books by zone and last but not least– check out the web for plants by zone. I love Jackson and Perkins– but “reasonable” is not part of the company.

  3. yummymummyincornwall

    How can I hide my moms money before she goes in to a nursing home?
    My mother has recently moved in to my home. She has rheumatoid arthritis and will eventually have to live in a nursing home. How can she protect her money before she does this and the government takes it all for costs?

  4. Lynn

    What medical conditions cause numb toes?
    I am a 40-year-old woman living in Southern California. The temperature is in the 90’s, so cold weather is not a factor. I do have joint pain – most likely caused by rheumatoid arthritis. The onset of the numb toes came with a craving for sugar, which I have never had in my entire life. I crave vanilla ice cream specifically. I have also lost a considerable amount of weight; about 30 lbs. within 3 months.

    1. A Landers


      Now that business is taken care of, diabetes can cause neuropathy. Check with your doctor. If you let it go too long, you may start losing toes and worse.

      There are also some medications that you take for RH that can cause your extremities to get cold (toes and fingers). This is a normal side effect.

      I’m not a doctor but I did sleep in a Holiday Inn Express once.

      Call your doctor tomorrow.

      Good luck

  5. heyjude

    Where is the best place to live for someone with rheumatoid arthritis?
    I now live in Northern Missouri and planning on a move soon.

    1. babies90210

      Some people claim that changing climates make them flare up more, and the cold weather doesn’t usually help. Someplace where it is pretty mild year round is good. Arizona tends to be the place people go for consistent weathe, but I think it gets a little too hot. I love in Southern California (OC to be specific) and it never gets colder than 50 and most summer days are about 90 (if you are closer to the beach it is cooler, if you are inland more you can hit those 100 plus temps quite a bit). But you also need to go where you have access to doctors. You don’t want to move to too small of a community, because if a doctor isn’t helping you want to be able to visit others to get second opinions. Also you want things to be convenient, so if you are having a bad day you don’t have to travel far. Also you probably don’t want to live somewhere where you have to depend to much on public transportation because you don’t want to have to walk a lot on a bad day. However, there are people with arthritis who live everywhere and they manage!! I suggest you go where your heart takes you, but just check out the availability of doctors and all the modern conveniences first.

  6. lets_laugh80631

    Is there any financial assistance available when I’ve exhausted my sick leave at work?
    I work full time and have been recently diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I’m single with no children living at home. I have exhausted my leave and need some financial assistance to help pay my bills till I get my illness under control. I am working when I can and am on intermittent FMLA. Is there any aid available to me?

  7. ElleCeleste

    Can anyone in Canberra teach me to knit or crochet please ?
    I am a kind, honest 43yo lady, have Rheumatoid Arthritis and so don’t get out much. I am looking for ways to get out of the house, learn a new craft, and hopefully meet a new friend for a weekly meetup or whatever is convenient. Thank you.

    1. vivacious_red_hed

      Hello! — I do not live in Australia, but I have visited your lovely city several years ago. I live in the northwestern part of the U.S.A. But I would suggest that you can most likely find someone to teach you to knit and/or crochet through a local Canberra yarn store. I’ll bet there are several nice yarn stores in your city. I live in a medium-sized city and we have two nice yarn stores where ladies gather, not only to purchase supplies, but to sit and knit and crochet and visit with whoever is at hand. Usually, yarn and knitting supply stores attract a large number of “crafty” folks, many of who might know of someone who loves to teach their needlework to others. I know that I enjoy teaching my friends who live nearby. Good luck to you!

  8. California Dreamer

    Does anyone know a good place not so hot, but good for the recovery of a rheumatoid arthritis patient?
    I am only in my late 40’s, I like to work a little bit more, thought not as much as before. I fell ill for Rheumatoid Arthritis for 4 years, and taking predisone for it. I went through hell dealing with the pains. Now, the spring water seems to work. However, I must move to a new place where I can find a job. Does anyone know of a non-desert place with weather that don’t inflict arthritis pains?

    1. enjoyrselves

      I only know that the reason I am here in ‘hotter than hell’ Arizona is because of my Rheumatoid Arthritis. I’ve had it since age 3 and I’m 40 now. My heart goes out to you, though, living without it and then being struck with it suddenly. I think I’m blessed to not know what it would be like to not have the disease. Anyhow, I don’t know where to tell you because everywhere is either humid, rainy, damp, cold, or you have dry heat. Dry heat is best for us. Maybe New Mexico. Texas or Oklahoma. I’d love to live up north where it snows and maybe someday I’ll JUST DO IT! Cold hurts a bit, rain hurts more. Humidity is painful so look for any place with low humidity year round. I know you don’t want to hear it but…the desert, my dear, is your friend! Sorry to hear it! Take care of yourself!

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