What is Rheumatism

Rheumatism is the popular name given to a group of more than 100 diseases that affect the muscles, bones and joints and also to rheumatic diseases that affect the heart, kidneys and blood, the main ones being arthritis, arthrosis, bursitis, rheumatic fever , back pain, lupus, fibromyalgia, adhesive capsulitis, gout, tendonitis and ankylosing spondylitis, for example.

Rheumatism does not only happen in the elderly, but also in children, however the chance of developing any type of rheumatism increases with age. Thus, it is more common for older people to have any type of rheumatism.

Rheumatism symptoms

The symptoms of rheumatism vary according to the disease, but there may be:

  • Joint pain (joints);
  • Limb pain;
  • Difficulty performing movements;
  • Lack of muscle strength.

Symptoms can appear at any time of the day, but are more common on waking and tend to improve with heat.

How the treatment is done

The treatment for rheumatism depends on the disease in question, but it is usually done with the intake of medications to control pain and inflammation and physical therapy. Physiotherapy is very important to bring symptom relief and improve the individual's quality of life.

Rheumatism sufferers must know the disease very well to participate actively in the treatment in order to improve their physical and emotional well-being.

Home treatment for rheumatism

1. Fruit vitamin

An excellent home treatment for rheumatism is orange juice with bananas and strawberries because orange and strawberries are rich in vitamin C, which helps to strengthen blood vessels and bananas are alkaline and help to neutralize blood acidity.


  • 2 medium oranges;
  • ½ cup (tea) of strawberries;
  • ½ banana;
  • 100 ml of water.

Preparation mode

Beat all the ingredients in a blender, sweeten and then drink to make the most of the medicinal properties of the fruits.

A good way to consume this juice every year is to freeze the strawberries in small freezer bags and store them in the freezer or freezer, removing only the amount necessary to prepare 1 glass at a time.

2. Asian spark tea

A great homemade solution for rheumatism is the spark of Asian sparkling tea because it has anti-inflammatory properties, increases blood circulation, facilitates healing and reduces swelling.


  • 1 tablespoon of Asian sparkle leaves;
  • 1 cup of boiling water.

Preparation mode

Add the leaves of Asian spark to the boiling water, cover and let cool. Strain and take next.

Although this tea is a great home remedy for rheumatism, being very effective in relieving pain and inflammation, it should not be used exclusively and therefore the patient should continue taking the drugs prescribed by the doctor and undergoing physical therapy.