Arthritis is a common condition that causes joint pain and inflammation. Commonly used treatments for arthritis are often ineffective and cause serious side effects. Therefore, researchers continue to find natural and more effective alternatives. A study published in the journal Medicines suggests frankincense, which can help treat arthritis by fighting inflammation.
Arthritis is not a singel disease; there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People who suffer from arthritis typically experience swelling, pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. These symptoms may come and go, may or may not progress over time, and can vary in severity. If it becomes severe, it can lead to chronic pain and disability. Some types of arthritis also affect other body parts aside from joints. These may include the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys, and skin. Arthritis can occur in all people, but it is most common among women and occurs more often as people age. In the U.S., over 50 million adults and 300,000 children suffer from some type of arthritis.