Most of the people prefer to use alternative remedies as they cause no side effects. But only a few remedies work to decrease the symptoms of some arthritis types. The best alternative treatments are:
- Acupuncture – Fine needles are inserted at certain points called energy points on the skin. It helps reduce the joint pains.
- Glucosamine – A popular supplement that works the best used with chondroitin. Its effect depends on the severity of the pain.
- TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) – This therapy uses a tiny device which produces light electrical pulses. This electrical pulse stimulates the nerves at the joint pain and interferes with pain signals transmitted to the brain.
- Tai Chi or Yoga – The gradual and stretched movements of these techniques help in improving the flexibility of the joints and motion.