Anybody have any good ideas for natural remedies to help with arthritis?

I had back surgery a couple of years ago and now I have arthritis in my back. I can’t afford to spend the money for the prescription my doctor wants me to take (even with insurance it’s 5 a month). I’ve tried drinking cherry juice, which seems to help, and was wondering if there are any other natural remedies that might help.

I have horses, so I stay as active as I can with them, but some days I get out of bed and I’m so stiff and sore that I can’t even stand up straight.


  • oldtimekid2

    Oh, I’m sorry to hear that… that must be so horrible.
    There are actually several natural supplements that help joint health, which may remove the cause of the pain. The most popular are Microlactin, Tart Cherries (capsules are more potent than the liquids, typically), Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, Hyaluronic Acid, Litozin/i-Flex (Danish Rose Hips), and Bromelain.
    The only thing to really watch out for is allergies. Glucosamine is typically from Shellfish and Microlactin is from milk. As long as you’re not allergic to those, you should have no problem. Good luck!

  • angel

    My grandmother used to take that Shark cartilage and she said it helped her a lot but be careful they found you can take too much of it and it will
    develop more cartilage than you need. Ask someone who knows more about it before you decide to be safe.

  • Gary Y

    That must be difficult with the horse riding.

    Unfortunately there is nothing "natural" that has shown real benefit in dealing with arthritis. Glucosamine also has now been shown to be ineffective.
    I suggest you see a medical specialist. Best of luck.

  • Lewys

    essential oils are good for arthritis I have found young living has the best ones they are the highest grade i have found if you know of some others that are a high grade you can use them also usually the ones you find in the health stores are not the best as they are not always pure and high grade. but they are better than nothing but I would look into the they are who I buy from.
    you can also find most their items on ebay
    any how hear is the list of ones that work for arthritis
    Birch, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fir, Ginger, Harmony and valor, Hyssop Immupower, Lavender Marjoram, Nutmeg Pan Away peppermint rosemary spruce. the best ones are cypress, marjoram, rosemary and spruce.
    good luck I hope this helps.
    also are you drinking cherry or black cherry black cherry is really good

    also you might want to look into finding someone that deal in natural healing and herbs they could probably help I go to a kinesioligist they are good also.

  • Ruben A

    The cause of arthritis is deterioration of the soft tissues which protect our joints, that’s why the bone starts to rub against each other and cause pain. The deterioration may be due to force of gravity on joints. The practice of yoga can help to correct your problem related to arthritis. They help the join function normally and reduce the risk of stiffness.
    Please consult your doctor before starting yoga practices

  • sunkissedheart

    I had severe neck and back pain for about a month. The doctor gave me pain pills and muscle spasm pills but they didn’t help and made me feel worse. I had read that taking Turmeric helps. So I tried some and it helped! I was shocked. I would recommend this to anyone in pain!! Good luck

  • James W

    I’ve found a few things helpful for my bad back. A compressive back support has helped ease my pain as well as improved my posture too. My physiotherapist recommended I swim which has strengthened my back muscles as well as the gentle stretching exercises she gave me. C a physio who can give u specific advice for you…I found the expense really worth it.

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