Proper breathing in a slow, controlled rhythm is the fastest pain reliever you can use. Your goal is to relax -- the opposite of what the pain response is. It is normal to tense up when in pain. By activating the relaxation response you are, in fact, reducing your pain.
Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the U.S., affecting 43 million people and limiting physical activity in almost 19 million every year. Nutrition is underutilized in arthritis treatment. Can it help with the pain?