Ease arthritis pain naturally

13 natural remedies that really work

MSN.com—February 8, 2013

When joint cartilage wears away, bone rubs against bone, causing osteoarthritis. Sound painful? It is.

Osteoarthritis seriously impairs the quality of life for 27 million Americans. Given that osteoarthritis is so disabling, painful, and common, lots of quack "cures" are out there, from shark cartilage to copper jewelry to snake venom.

But here are 13 natural remedies that research suggests may actually help ease arthritis pain.

Weight loss

The best remedy is not the easiest: maintaining a healthy weight, and losing weight if necessary.

Every pound you pare off means four pounds less pressure on your knees, says Laura Robbins, DSW, senior vice president of education and academic affairs at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Read the full story at healthyliving.msn.com.

 

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