Arthritis is a common condition that affects people of all ages, according to the NHS.
Arthritis symptoms can include joint pain, inflammation, and having warm, red skin over affected joints.
Symptoms could vary depending on which type of arthritis you have.
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common types of the condition in the UK.
But, you could reduce symptoms of joint pain by taking bromelain supplements, it’s been revealed.
Bromelain is an enzyme that’s found in pineapples, said the Arthritis Foundation.
The supplements could decrease pain and swelling for patients of both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, it said.
To treat arthritis, you’ll want about 400mg of bromelain once or twice a day, added nutritionist Dr Josh Axe.
“Due to its powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic characteristics, bromelain is fantastic for reducing acute or chronic joint pain,” he said.
To investigate bromelain’s arthritis-fighting abilities, scientists gave 42 osteoarthritis patients the supplements.
They each took two bromelain supplements three times a day, on an empty stomach.
“Researchers discovered that pain decreased up to 60 per cent in participants dealing with acute pain and more than 50 per cent in those with chronic disorders,” said Axe.
The scientists claimed bromelain showed anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
It could offer a safer alternative or additional treatment for arthritis, they claimed.
You could also relieve some of your arthritis pain by taking painkillers, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, according to the NHS.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet could help to reduce arthritis symptoms.
Your diet should consist of a range of foods, including fruit and vegetables, starchy foods, protein, dairy and some foods containing fat and sugar.
If you’re overweight, losing weight could help you to cope with arthritis.
Having too much weight puts extra pressure on the joints in your hips, knees and ankles.
See a GP if you’re worried about the symptoms of arthritis.