According to the National institute for arthritis and muscle-bone and skin diseases, arthritis affects more women than man and most of the time it manifests as a pain in the wrists.
It is estimated that 27 million people who are older than 25 experience some form of arthritis.
Fortunately there are many different ways to decrease pain and inflammation.
Many people relay on herbs while some others on lotions and hot wax
Herbs may cause some side effects and you should consult your herbalist before using them.
During centuries hot peppers were used as strong natural medicine. Many people use hot peppers as a way of treating symptoms of arthritis.
Mix ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar, a bit of water and some chili peppers and put it directly on your joints. This will decrease swelling, inflammation and pain.
Many drugstores sell lotions and ointments which contain hot peppers. Lotions are made using the oil form the hot peppers and have the power to relief pain.
In the beginning put a small amount of the lotion because you may feel mild tingling and than put it bit by bit.
Towards the end of 19th century people treated arthritis with heat and hydrotherapy.
Using heat on the joints or having a hot bath increases the body’s pain resistance, decreases inflammation and it relaxes the muscles.
Adding hot paraffin to you bath is a great way to prolong the effect of the hot bath and later you may put your hands in a bowl with hot wax. The wax will keep its temperature for 20 min and it may be easily removed after the treatment.