Arthritis is a general term for around 200 conditions that affect muscles, bones, joints and their surrounding tissues which ultimately 
causes joint pain, disease, inflammation or dislocation. When the joint cartilage wears away, a bone rubs against another bone causing tearing pain.It is seen commonly in both men and women in their mid-age. It is one of 
the causes of immobility. The two major categories of arthritis are:

• Osteoarthritis (OA) usually develops due to repeated overuse of 
joints.
• Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease in 
which the body releases enzymes that attack its own healthy tissues.

Arthritis Cause
Arthritis may be a natural result of aging or may be due to environmental or genetic factors, nutrient-insufficient diet, injuries, obesity, trauma, joint overuse, infection or any other kind of physical stress. Toxins in the blood that get deposited in the joints after being circulated in the body, are also responsible for joint degeneration.

Arthritis Symptoms
Although arthritis may develop gradually over time with no visible symptoms, some commonly encountered symptoms are a pain, swelling, morning stiffness, soreness, restricted movement of muscle and joints, joint noise when moving, burning sensation in hands or feet, itching, fatigue, reduced joint flexibility and development of bony spurs.

Arthritis affected Parts It can affect all joints right from the fingers to shoulders, spine, knees, and hips.

Natural Arthritis Treatment Joint cartilage destruction is a natural aging process but it could be delayed if aggressive treatment is given to the patient at the onset of the disease. Heat/cold treatment, orthotic and joint protection device, 
exercise, lifestyle changes  and rest is recommended.

Naturopathy is one of the complementary technique, which combines nutritional and herbal healing practices to treat arthritis naturally.

To start with Doctor or naturopathic physician works on improving your digestive health

Arthritis: Naturopathy over Medication While medication may provide symptomatic relief, they may even worsen 
the condition. Studies indicate that even NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug) are harmful, citing their inability to repair the cartilage and instead accelerating the degeneration process.

Target cure for osteoarthritis remains unknown, only symptomatic treatment and prevention can be done. The cause of rheumatoid arthritis still being unclear resulting in very less allopathic medication available for it. Medications have lot of side effects, hence  Naturopathy continuing to be a preferential choice. Natural therapies for arthritis are relatively inexpensive and usually more effective.

Naturopathy Treatment for ArthritisNaturopathy treatment for arthritis involves several non-invasive (not 
involving the introduction of any instrument into the body) and natural healing techniques. It attempts to reduce the impact through dietary modification and the use of antioxidants and proteolytic enzymes.The treatment goal for arthritis is to control pain & inflammation, maintain or regain mobility and to control and monitor the progression 
of the disease. There is no general treatment plan to fit every patient, rather it is designed to cure the specific ailments of each patient. A naturopathic physician may choose a set of therapies from the following:

•       Massages
•       Acupuncture
•       Magnet Therapy
•       Weight Loss programs
•       Yoga practices
•       Deep Breathing
•       Direct hot mud application Therapy
•       Hydrotherapy (Hot & Cold Compress)
•       Neutral Immersion and Half Bath
•       Meditation
•       Special Diet Planning
•       Herbal Treatment
•       Exercise therapy and electrotherapy
•       Aromatherapy

Arthritis cannot be cured instantly hence it requires a lot of patience. So meanwhile, think food as medicine and act like an optimistic

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