Mostly, joint pain, also known as arthralgia, is caused by an arthritis condition, such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, reactive arthritis, or septic arthritis. Arthralgia and stiffness can also occur due to injuries, overuse of the joint, dislocation of the joint, broken bones, sprains, strains, fractures, or motion disorders. Some underlying medical conditions, like bursitis, osteomyelitis, osteoporosis, sarcoidosis, tendonitis, certain infections, systemic lupus erythematosus and leukemia, can also contribute to the pain and stiffness in the joints.

It can range in intensity, from a mild pain to continuous, intense pain. Even a small amount of pain is enough to interfere with your day-to-day functions. It can considerably limit the range of motion of the affected joint and make you unable to carry out your daily activities. Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications are usually used to treat arthralgia and stiffness. However, most types of joint pain can easily be treated at home. Below are some simple, but effective natural ways on how to relieve joint pain and stiffness naturally.

Exercise is one of the best pain relievers for arthritic pain. It helps reinforce the muscles around the painful joint, strengthen the bones, and increase the flexibility of the joints. People with arthritic pain are recommended to perform range of motion and strengthening exercises to reduce their joint pain and stiffness. Low-impact aerobic exercises like walking, swimming, and biking can also provide relief from your arthritic pain. You doctor can help you determine the appropriate exercise for you.

However, if your arthralgia is due to an injury, give rest to the joint. Apply an ice pack to the affected joint for fifteen to twenty minutes several times a day. A warm bath can also help you get some relief from your joint pain and stiffness. Otherwise, place a hot towel or heating pad over your affected joint. Heat relaxes sore muscles, increases blood circulation to the area, and improves the range of motion. Do not apply heat if the skin over the joint is injured.

Tea made from papaya seeds is noted to be an effective cure for arthralgia and stiffness. Take this tea several times a day to get rid of your arthralgia. Ginger tea is also a good option in how to relieve arthralgia and stiffness naturally. Drinking a cup of warm milk mixed with a teaspoon of turmeric power can also reduce joint pain and stiffness. Take some garlic cloves, crush them to a paste, apply it over your affected joint, and wash it off after a few minutes. Another way to reduce joint pain and stiffness is to deeply massage the affected area using massage oil.

Diet is also important in how to relieve joint pain and stiffness naturally. Make sure that you consume the recommended dosage of calcium everyday. Increase the ingestion of vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin B6, and omega-3 fatty acids. A daily intake of glucosamine and chondroitin supplements can be beneficial to lessen joint pain and stiffness. Try to stay away from high-carbohydrate foods and refined sugars.

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10 thoughts on “Best Diet For Lupus

  1. Jennifer @---'--,----

    Does anyone know how to care for a dog with Skin discoid lupus?
    I have a dog, name CiCi who was diagnosted with Sking discoid lupus, her liver and kidneys are doing good.. Has anyone ever had this condition and what did they use to control it? Right now she has it on her nose and is on cordasteroids till it heals.

  2. shorty

    Can lupus be a cause of pancreatitis since lupus is an autoimmune disease?
    My Mom has been battling pancreatitis for over a month with little relief unfortunately she is losing a lot of weight which is something she cannot afford to do. She is on an all liquid diet and I am afraid of her becoming malnourished. Any Help would be appreciated

    1. Linda R

      I am sorry your mom is having such a hard time of it. Yes, lupus can attack any organ in the body. But there can be many other reasons for pancreatitis. It is important to let the doctors do the diagnosing. Lupus is a complex disease and not easy to diagnose. And they will not make a diagnosis of lupus until everything else is ruled out.

      Your mom needs to have opend discussions with her doctor to find out what he/she is exploring. If the doctor refuses to communicate with her, it may be time to fire that one and get a new one.

  3. kenbfos

    How do I deal with lupus with out taking drugs?
    I have had lupus for three years, but I just started get treatment from a lupus specialist at Magee womens hospital. I take a small dose blood pressure medication. But my doctor wants me to take plaqunil and prednesone. But those drugs have so many side affects and I hear so many bad things about how they help one thing but then something else breaks down, Then you are on this cycle of adding on medicine after medicine. I want to live, but I don’t want to lose my eyesight, have liver problems, or other complication caused by these medicines. I know their has to be a way of life change, or natural medicine that will help and have less or no side affects. I lived three years without medicine or help. But I do notice that I had more flares lately. I need to make a decision, I recieved my plaqunil in the mail a week ago, i need to decide if I am going to take or find something else that help to present to my doctor at my next appointment. I want to live but not taking alot of medicine

  4. RH

    What is a good diet regimen for a lupus patient to follow? What foods should be avoided?
    I would like to know what foods to stay away from and what foods may help people diagnosed with autoimmune diseases. What is a good diet regimen for this diagnosis? Are there any foods that are harmful or that should be totally avoided by lupus patients?

    1. Linda R

      Lupus patients should avoid alfalfa sprouts. They stimulate the immune system, just the opposite of what we need.

      Outside of that, here are some basic guidelines that work for me.

      1. Eat lots, and I mean lots, of fresh fruits and vegetables
      2. Limit or eliminate animal fat. We have a high rate of premature atherosclerosis. A healthy heart diet is essential.
      3. Limit processed foods
      4. Eat plenty of fiber (#1 will accomplish that)
      5. Get regular mild to moderat exercise-it improves immune function, lubricates joints and elevates mood. Ask your rheumy what would be good for you.
      6. Do not take echinacea or goldenseal. They also stimulate immune system.
      7. Some lupus patients find wheat gluten to be inflammatory, but many of us have no problem with it.
      8. If you can’t pronounce the ingredients, don’t put it in your mouth.
      9. Fish oil is anti-inflammatory. You can eat cold water fish like salmon to get that. A small amount of nuts is good, too.
      10. Make sure you get plenty of calcium. Our meds make us prone to osteoporosis. Exercise helps with that, too.

  5. Ashley

    How likely is someone to die from lupus?
    My dad has had lupus for 2-3 years now. So far, it has affected his muscles, joints, and caused him to be tired, sensitive to sunlight, and has affected his kidneys. Because it has affected one organ, would it most likely affect others?

    Does anyone know of statistics for the death rate of this disease?

    Also any general or treatment info would be great.

    Or if you have Lupus.. It would be great to read your story.

    Thanks,
    Ashley

    1. Healthy

      Sever lupus can be life threatening.

      Healthy helpful steps to prevent lupus flares include:

      * maintain a healthy diet
      * get enough rest and quiet
      * pay attention to your body
      * moderately exercise when possible
      * limit the time you spend in the sun
      * develop coping skills to help limit stress
      * learn to recognize when a flare is coming
      * slow down or stop before you get too tired
      * learn to pace yourself by spreading out work and other activities

  6. wingsovgrace

    Have you been diagnosed with drug induced Lupus ?
    !0 years ago began having problem with elevated blood pressure. Was treated with the usually prescribed meds. Within the past ten years I have had a variety of unusual and often preplexing symptoms that the doctors couldn’t find good answers for. Lots of guesses and lots of unsuccessful treatments and increased frustration and misery until recently. The diagnosis is drug induced Lupus and it is believed to be caused by my blood pressure meds. Bingo. The symptoms have developed over the same period I’ve been on the meds. My question is: Any known effective alternatives for Blood Pressure Control? Anyone else with Lupus have bizarre skin and hair folllicle issues? Any one know a reputable doctor in Kansas City Missouri to advise on alternative treatments? Any one know of a web site to purchase alternative B/P treatments that you or someone you know have had personal experience with? Are there suggestions for a great support website for Lupus?

    1. Healing Oneself

      Hi WIngsOfGrace

      Here are some ideas to heal the issue. Also learning about detoxifying the blood by doing colon and liver cleanses will change your health forever.

      Cause
      Food allergies (there is a 100 percent correlation between lupus and food allergies), rheumatoid arthritis, other connective tissue diseases, parasites, candidiasis, bowel problems, and digestive enzyme deficiencies can create symptoms that mimic or exacerbate SLE. Migraines, epilepsy, and psychoses must also be ruled out before a proper course of treatment can be decided upon.

      Both forms of lupus primarily strike young women (90% of cases) and young children.

      The drugs hydralazine, procainamide, and beta blockers can cause false-positive readings of SLE, and can also produce a lupus-like condition that disappears when the drugs are no longer taken. Birth control pills and environmental stresses can also exacerbate lupus symptoms.

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      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet. Also avoid overeating and limit your intake of dairy, beef products, and polyunsaturated oils. Also screen for food allergies and avoid all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Increase your intake of vegetables, especially green, yellow, and orange, and consume non-farm-raised fish several times a week.

      Herbs: Supplementation with Swedish bitters with each meal can increase hydrochloric acid production. Also drink an infusion of nettle twice a day. Other useful herbs include echinacea, goldenseal, licorice, pau d`arco, and red clover

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.

      Hyperthermia: Hyperthermia involves artificially creating fever in the body for the purpose of boosting immune function. Hyperthermia can be a highly effective method of eliminating toxins and heavy metals, as well as infectious bacteria and viruses that cannot survive in elevated body temperatures.

      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy or hyperthermia treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: Drink the juice of carrot, celery, flaxseed oil, black currant oil, and garlic.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Hydrochloric acid (HCL) deficiency is common in people with lupus, therefore HCL supplements with each meal is advised. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A with beta carotene, vitamin C and bioflavonoids, vitamin B complex, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, essential fatty acids, proteolytic enzymes taken away from meals, digestive enzymes taken with meals, and the amino acids L-cysteine, L-methionine, and L-cystine.

      Topical Treatment: PABA cream applied topically can help ease symptoms.

      Best of health to you

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