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Home Remedies for Arthritis – An Easy Way to Improve Arthritis
When you are diagnosed with arthritis, the typical treatment involves a visit to your doctor, who then prescribes you painkillers and sends you home. This incurs the doctor’s consultation fee plus the medication costs and, worst of all, the side effects.
But the authors of a new study published in JAMA Network Open asked themselves whether this was really the only effective treatment for arthritis.
So, they set out to test another treatment option. A much healthier one. And the results were astonishing.
The researchers compared the effectiveness of an internet-based consulting treatment for knee osteoarthritis with that of routine self-management which, in most cases, involved over-the counter painkillers together with arthritis information.
They recruited 146 participants, 105 of whom were eventually included in the analysis. They were all 45 years or older with an average age of 66 and a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis.
They were divided into two groups: one group received a smart phone app that allowed them to connect with a registered therapist who educated them and assigned them daily exercises online; the other group received a knee osteoarthritis information package, including dietary and exercise advice, after which they were left to their own devices with doctor’s visits recommended when needed.
After six weeks of these programs, the online treatment group improved their pain scores by 41%, while the self-management group improved theirs by only 6%.
But that wasn’t the only area where the online treatment group enjoyed greater benefits than the self-management group.
They improved more on a 30-second sit-to-stand test and a Timed Up-and-Go test both of which measured stiffness and knee function.
They also improved more on a series of questionnaires that measured pain, stiffness, and physical function.
These improvements were not just better than those experienced by the self-management group, they were also clinically significant, meaning that they were as good or better than anything one could expect from the best available programs and that they resulted in genuine advances in functioning.
This shows that good online information can beat most other treatment options for arthritis.
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Home Remedies for Arthritis – Can’t Sleep? Why Not To Worry About It
If you’ve been having trouble sleeping for a long time, you’ve probably tried all kind of tricks, pills and other gimmicks to fix this problem.
And with every method that fails, you probably grow more and more anxious about it.
After all, isn’t good sleep important to your health?
And don’t sleepless night ruin your next day?
Actually, this may be the misconceptions that are actually keeping you up. Especially if you are also suffering chronic pain. But there is an unexpected twist to this.
Researchers from the University of Warwick have just published a study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine that explains how negative beliefs about sleep can ruin your ability to sleep.
The scientists were motivated by the fact that they could not find a reliable test to measure people’s beliefs about the relationship between insomnia and pain. They then invented their own questionnaire to do so.
They recruited people who suffered from both chronic pain and insomnia and gave them a collection of questionnaires to complete.
– The first questionnaire tested participants’ pain-related beliefs and attitudes about sleep,
– The second measured the severity of their insomnia,
– The third tested their dysfunctional beliefs about sleep,
– The fourth evaluated the level of their anxiety and preoccupation with sleep,
– The fifth tested the extent to which pain interfered with their lives.
All these questionnaires told a consistent story.
The more people in chronic pain worried about their ability to sleep and believed that the pain would prevent them from sleeping well, the worse they slept, and the worse they slept, the more they struggled to cope with their pain.
As such, negative beliefs about the relationship between pain and sleep kick off a vicious cycle in which chronic pain and insomnia exacerbate each other.
The British researchers took it one step further, giving their participants some cognitive behavioral therapy for pain and insomnia. They wanted to find out whether tackling people’s negative beliefs about sleep and pain would break this destructive cycle.
The point of cognitive behavioral therapy is to identify those of your negative beliefs that adversely affect your life and to replace them with new beliefs that will allow you to function better.
After the therapy, the study participants held more positive beliefs about the relationship between sleep and pain than before, slept better, and coped better with their pain.
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Home Remedies for Arthritis – The Worst Weather for Arthritis Pain
Many arthritis sufferers that one specific weather condition worsens their pain significantly, to the extent that they can even predict when it is coming.
New research from the University of Manchester now shows they’re right.
In this 18 month study, people report their level of pain directly once a day via a smart phone app.
The app also submit information of the weather conditions that prevail when the participants report their best and worst levels of pain.
The study is currently only halfway, but the scientists decided to report some preliminary findings at the recent British Science Festival in Swansea, partly because it is interesting, and partly because they are still looking for new participants to join the 9000 who have already signed up and downloaded the app.
If you are interested to sign up, the study is called “cloudy with a chance of pain” and is open to all residents of the UK who are over the age of 17.
The preliminary results are based on the inputs of participants from Leeds, Norwich, and London and show that their level of pain improved as the rain decreased from February to April, but that it worsened again in June when the amount of rain increased and the overall numbers of hours of sunshine dropped.
The researchers express the hope that a study that links pain severity to weather conditions can help people to prepare and organize their activities around the times when their pain is likely to be at its worst.
Alternatively, if there is no reason for you to be in Europe during its rainiest months, large parts of the southern hemisphere are dry and sunny from September to May.
Some previous studies have indicated that high barometric pressure and moisture may contribute to arthritis pain but, as Robert H. Shmerling, MD, the faculty editor at Harvard Health, admits after reviewing the available research, the studies are currently by no means consistent. Still, he does say that science clearly shows there is something to it.
Oddly, in a review of the research, scientists at the Arthritis Foundation draw attention to studies that show that air pressure continues to have an effect on the joints of cadavers, with one study showing that air pressure can move the ball of the hip joint by about one third of an inch.
This British study will almost certainly be the biggest of its kind once it is completed, which may add some sorely missed reliable data.
Hopefully the researchers have not interfered with their findings by releasing preliminary results and creating an expectation in participants that rain would worsen their pain.
But know what worsen pain is no help if you can’t cure it.
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This post is from the Arthritis Strategy Program. It was created by Shelly Manning, a former arthritis sufferer and a health consultant.
A Brief Background on the Author
Like you, Shelly Manning also suffered from arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis. This was due to her weight and desk job. Her condition eventually took a toll on her relationship with her (former) husband.
It was when she went to Hong Kong that she met Janerdquo, an old woman who owned the restaurant where she ate. Janerdquo supposedly offered her a bowl of a weird-smelling soup, which helped ease her joint pain. She ate there each day for 10 days until she was completely healed from arthritis.
Shelly Manning decided to research this natural remedy and to create a step-by-step treatment plan to others who are suffering from different types of arthritis, such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and psoriatic arthritis.
That’s why she created “The Arthritis Step by Step Strategy.” According to her claims, this unique strategy will get rid of joint pain and stiffness, repair your damaged joints, and treat the underlying cause of your arthritis.
Shelly teamed up with Christian Goodman, the owner of Blue Heron Health News, a publishing company that aims to help people to take responsibility for their own health by using natural health alternatives for preventing arthritis in fingers and knees naturally.To find out more about this program, go to Home Remedies for Arthritis