Welcome to Arthritis Alternatives
This site is dedicated to helping people find alternatives to common
treatments for arthritis which affects about 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.
alone. Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of
one or more joints.
There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common
form, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), is a result of
trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other arthritis
forms are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and related
autoimmune diseases. Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection.
The major complaint by individuals who have arthritis is joint
pain. Pain is often a constant and may be localized to the joint
affected. The pain from arthritis is due to inflammation that occurs
around the joint, damage to the joint from disease, daily wear and
tear of joint, muscle strains caused by forceful movements against
stiff, painful joints and fatigue.
Millions of people suffer from some form of arthritis. Pain relief medications such as Vioxx, Celebrex and Alleve may produce dangerous side effects. The manufacturer of Vioxx has recently urged patients to contact their
health care providers to discuss discontinuing use of Vioxx and seek alternative treatments.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has stated it would closely watch drugs in the same class as Vioxx
(such as Celebrex) for signs of risk.
Recent advancements in the formulation of pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements, herbs and homeopathic
treatments for the relief of arthritis pain have resulted in alternatives that are clinically proven to be as effective
as prescription drugs. Substantial evidence now shows that the disability and pain caused by arthritis
can be dramatically reduced and even prevented with safe, natural supplements.