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What causes arthritis pain?

05:00 AM December 05, 2017

It flares up at any time, under any circumstances—excruciating, intense and unbearable pain in the neck, back, shoulders, wrists, hands and fingers, hips, knees, ankles and the feet.

When it strikes, the afflicted suffers in ways that can totally render him or her immobile and in agony. It can stay the same for years but may also progress and get worse over time.


Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint caused by the destruction of the articular cartilage on the ends of the bones where the joints meet. Thus, when this cartilage that provides a cushioning surface on the ends of bones wears away, bone rubs against bone, triggering swelling and pain. The longer this condition persists, the more painful it becomes as the bones erode.

Modern medicine has yet to find a suitable and permanent cure for arthritis. Current treatments to relieve pain or slow down damage are, unfortunately, associated with some negative side effects.


The long-established Ayurvedic medical system uses only natural ingredients and medicinal herbs for treatment of various ailments, and has been doing so for
thousands of years.

Some Ayurvedic herbs have been known to possess marked anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic and analgesic properties.

Boswellia seratta has demonstrated properties to provide relief from pain, reduce swelling and alleviate joint stiffness. It improves blood supply to joints and restores the integrity of damaged vessels to relieve pain and increase mobility. Published clinical studies showed its effectiveness in individuals with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Piper longum improves the bio-availability (or absorption) of Boswellia serrata. By itself, this herb also possesses analgesic properties to further provide additional relief.

What makes these Ayurvedic herbs safe is the absence of substances that may cause gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers and abdominal pain.

Together with proper medical management and a healthy lifestyle, the natural herbs in Arthrid, a locally available herbal dietary supplement, can provide nutritional support that may help people suffering from joint pain and swelling.

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