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If you are living with arthritis then you will have a dedicated treatment plan and medications for your condition but sometimes you need a little extra help. Here we’re looking at what is good for arthritis pain and how you can help relieve the painful symptoms of the condition from home. Here are five options you may be able to consider, dependent on your condition:

Cold Therapy

An ice pack or cold compress can work wonders on an inflamed joint. Regular application of ice packs can reduce soreness and minimise irritation. Ice packs and cold compresses should be applied for around 20 minutes a few times a day to have a positive effect.

Weight Management

If you are overweight or obese then it is essential you lose weight to lessen the pain on your joints. All people with arthritis pain should have a focus on maintaining a healthy weight though and keeping the pressure and stress from your joints.

Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment

Apple cider vinegar as recognised anti-inflammatory and alkaline-making properties, both of which can reduce pain and stiffness from arthritis. Either drink a glass of warmed water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar each day or mix cayenne pepper with warmed apple cider vinegar and bathe your sore joint every day until you feel improvement.


Whether you invest in hydrotherapy sessions, are referred for them or simply spend time swimming in your local pool, the water can work wonders for your joints. The weightlessness in the water keeps the impact on your joints minimal and allows you to feel freer and even more flexible.

Chamomile Tea Poultice

Chamomile tea is another anti-inflammatory choice for potentially easing your arthritic pain. Brew a strong infusion of at least four chamomile tea bags in hot water and cover for 20 minutes. Squeeze the bags to release all of the tea, soak a cloth in the strong tea liquid and apply to your aching joints.