According to the People’s Pharmacy, a popular radio show on National Public Radio, there are less expensive alternatives to joint pain than prescribed medications. Joint pain can be challenging because all the prescribd drugs have side effects. Ibprofen, meloxicam and naproxen can be hard on the digestive tract. All these drugs, including Celebrex, also may raise blood pressure and increase the risk for cardiovascular complications. Another drug, prednisone, can cause insomnia, hypertension, diabetes, swelling, osteoperosis and cataracts. Fish oil and gin-soaked raisins offer less risk and many people report that these remedies are quite helpful.
For more home remedies and non-traditional treatments for arthritis and other ailments, we encourage you to go to the People’s Pharmacy website at: http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/