Chemicals based painkillers can restrict Proteoglycans, the slippery molecules found in the synovial fluids, hence, restrict cartilage cell formation. These painkillers have severe effects on critical body organs such as liver, kidneys, stomach (ulcers) etc. Laboratory studies on rats found certain salicylate drugs for reducing pains can increase cartilage damage and cause depletion of cartilage matrix, which increases the susceptibility of chondrocytes in the degenerating joint cartilages. Some studies find the intake of such painkillers do not slow down the progression joint pains rather accelerate the bone degeneration process.
Even the use of corticosteroids used to reduce stiffness in hands – can cause strange and long term side effects. A study on people trying alternative practise to get relief from hand arthritis pain said they sought physical therapies, chiropractors, rest or exercising and about 52 percent of the people offered prayers to get relief. 16 percent tried biofeedback, counselling and meditation, and about 7.3 percent ate special foods or took therapeutic jewelleries for it.
Ayurvedic studies find the problem of osteoarthrosis is the most prevalent in people with slow metabolic rates, those who have a low body temperature and are hypo metabolic. The bodies of such individuals have difficulty retaining fluids in muscles, tissues and tendons leading to lack of lubrication. This makes the joints stiff and cause pain. Such individuals are advised to take warm compression and herbal treatment for arthritis e.g. Orthoxil Plus capsules and Orthoxil Plus oil to reduce stiffness in hands and to increase moisture retention capabilities of the tissues.
The study on people suffering from back pain, neck pain and arthritis show a reduction in the level of cortisol after message therapy. Smooth message with clove oil, provides relief from many different types of pains. Further the method improves sleep quality and feeling of well being. Especially, people who remain awake in nights can take the herbal arthritis supplements to get relief from pain and restrict the progression of bone conditions and apply the herbal oil massage to reduce stiffness in hands. The ingredients include castor oil and cloves along with other herbs. Castor oil nourishes the tissues internally and relieves vata problems. Piplamool and Haldi work as antiseptics and have heating effects internally.
Some plant extracts reduce pain by generating superficial feeling of cold such as wintergreen oil, camphor and peppermint oil. These create cold sensation in area applied and irritate the nerves to distract the mind away from musculo skeletal pains. These are temporary safe ways to cure hand arthritis but treatment by Orthoxil Plus capsules and Orthoxil Plus oil can repair joint cells and provide regeneration of tissues to get relief from hand arthritis pain.