If your joints are accurate as the weather forecast then you should probably see a doctor, because the chances to suffer from arthritis are real high.
As a child I often heard my grandma saying, “There’s a storm coming. I can feel it in my bones!” I have to admit that I was giggling with my brother. But as an adult with arthritis, I swallow my laughter and giggles. Feeling rain in my bones is not funny at all! On the contrary, it’s quite painful and bothersome.
There is strong connection between arthritis and bad weather – anyone suffering from arthritis will notice that the pain can change along with the weather. More precisely, certain weather conditions can make arthritic pain better or worse:
- The pain may improve during summer
- But pain may get worse during rainy days and winter time
How to ease arthritis pain in elderly
Yes, arthritis is most common in elderly, but it doesn’t matter what age you are for arthritis flare ups to lead into debilitating pain. So, if you see signs of swelling and stiffness in your joints, or tenderness or pain when touching the joint, you should see a doctor for a correct diagnosis, because arthritis comes in various types…
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Reactive Arthritis
…and each type has its own treatment. However, there are some general ways for treating arthritis which you can combine with your medicine in order to ease the pain, but only one works for me.
Lately, my hand arthritis started to bother me (the joy of getting older) and it’s the cold season so, I should’ve expect that! Besides taking Epsom salt baths and using all sorts of ointments, I have my secret weapon in relieving arthritis pain: Frankincense Joint And Circulation Support Salve
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- 4 oz of glass jar
- 15 drops of Black Pepper essential oil
- 15 drops of Lavender essential oil
- 15 drops of Geranium essential oil
- 15 drops of Frankincense essential oil
- 15 drops of Cypress essential oil
- 15 drops of Peppermint essential oil
- 15 drops of Clove essential oil
- Warm the coconut oil a bit then add the essential oils in it and stir well.
- Pour the salve (until the coconut oil starts to cool) into small tins or any other seal tight container.
- Use this salve every time you are in pain. The cooling effect is extremely soothing, and my hands feel so much better after just a few minutes!
And it doesn’t just work on hands—you can use it to soothe aching knees, ankles, wrists, and other areas of arthritis or joint pain.