Apple Cider Vinegar for Arthritis

Apple Cider Vinegar for Arthritis

Arthritis usually causes chronic inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the joints of the body. This pain and stiffness is often unbearable. There is no permanent cure for it. However, you can get relief from the painful symptoms.

Using Apple cider vinegar for Arthritis can help relieve you from the constant pain in no time. It has been commonly recognized as the most effective natural remedy for arthritis pain.

Read below to learn how its healing properties can help you live a pain-free and active life in spite of your arthritis.

How is Apple Cider Vinegar Good for Arthritis?

  • Mineral deficiencies can exacerbate joint pain. Apple Cider Vinegar contains the calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus your body needs to dull that pain.
  • The magnesium in apple cider vinegar helps bones absorb calcium, which is essential to bone strength.
  • Apple cider vinegar also contains antioxidants, beta-carotene, and acetic acid. Anti-oxidants block the damaging effects of free radicals, preventing the cell and tissue damage characteristic of degenerative conditions like arthritis.
  • It is rich in enzymes and acids that promote proper digestion and the absorption of the nutrients essential to healthy joints.
  • Arthritis pain is partially caused by metabolic waste that is stored in connective tissues. The pectin, acetic acid, and mallic acid in apple cider vinegar help absorb toxins and flush them out of the body.
  • When consumed, apple cider vinegar reduces the pain and stiffness of arthritis by dissolving the acid crystals that build up in the joints.
  • Once it is processed, apple cider vinegar leaves behind an alkaline residue that helps balance the body’s pH.

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Arthritis 

Below are several of the most common and most effective methods for using apple cider vinegar to relieve arthritis pain and stiffness. Try them all until you find the one that works best for you.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar and Cherry Juice

Cherries are rich in anthocyanins, which battle inflammation.

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar into a glass of cherry juice.
  2. Drink 2 times daily to relieve arthritis pain.
  3. Include apple cider vinegar and cherries in your healthy diet to enhance energy and boost the immune system.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar and Water

  1. Mix 1-3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar into 8 ounces water.
  2. Drink 3 times daily, preferably before meals.
  3. To improve flavor, add honey.
  4. You can also use this mixture as an external pain relief ointment.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar Soak

  1. Mix 1 cup apple cider vinegar into 6 cups warm water.
  2. Submerge painful joints and soak for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Use this topical solution whenever you are in pain.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar with Carrier Oils

  1. Mix 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar with 1 tablespoon coconut or olive oil.
  2. Massage directly into arthritic joints for a few minutes and leave on.
  3. Repeat regularly for pain relief.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic

  1. Prepare a 10 oz. glass of peppermint tea.
  2. Mix in 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon honey, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  3. Drink once daily to relieve arthritis pain.
  4. Note: This tonic is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, and it serves as an antacid.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar Bath

  1. Run a hot bath and pour in 1-2 cups apple cider vinegar.
  2. Soak for 30-35 minutes, massaging the entire body.
  3. Start with the feet and work your way up each leg one at a time.
  4. Next, massage the torso, arms, and neck.
  5. Lightly stroke the face without pulling skin downward.
  6. After your bath, do a dry massage and remember to rub the ears.
  7. Do this regularly.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar with Apple and Grape Juices

  1. Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 3 parts apple juice and 5 parts grape juice.
  2. Drink ½ cup per day.

8. Apple Cider Vinegar Poultice

  1. Add 1 ½ cups water and ¼ cup apple cider vinegar to a pan.
  2. Heat until the liquid is comfortably hot to the touch.
  3. Soak a clean washcloth in the mixture and wring it out.
  4. Place the soaked cloth on the painful joint.
  5. Wrap it with a dry towel to retain heat.
  6. Leave on 10-15 minutes.
  7. When the cloth cools, re-soak it, wring it out, and re-apply.
  8. Repeat as needed.

9. Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey for Arthritis

Apple cider vinegar and honey are great sources of potassium. They become alkaline when consumed and aid in the safe excretion of excess acids.

Method 1:

  1. Mix 2 teaspoon each of apple cider vinegar and honey into a glass of water.
  2. Drink 3 times daily.
  3. It will also dissolve the uric acid deposits that crystalize between joints and muscles.
  4. This method is great for rheumatoid arthritis.

Method 2:

  1. Mix a teaspoon each of apple cider vinegar and honey into a cup of warm water.
  2. Drink this daily in the morning to get rid of the arthritis.
  3. This will remove toxins built up in joints and connective tissue.

10. Apple Cider Vinegar for the Pain in Hands

Osteoarthritis often occurs in the hands, and it is more common in women than men. Apple cider vinegar provides relief from pain and stiffness of the hands and fingers.

Method 1: Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayenne Pepper

Apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper contain anti-inflammatory and alkalizing properties that reduce pain and stiffness in the hands.

  1. Mix small amounts of apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper to make a paste.
  2. Apply to painful joints and leave on 15 minutes.

Method 2: Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayenne Pepper Hand Soak

  1. Mix ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper into 1 cup warm apple cider vinegar.
  2. Submerge hand and fingers and soak until pain is gone.

Method 3: Apple Cider Vinegar for Gout

  1. Mix 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar into a cup of water.
  2. Drink once daily.
  3. This method reduces inflammation, blocks uric acid production, and alkalizes to balance the pH.

11. Apple Cider Vinegar for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Apple cider vinegar dissolves the acid crystals that cause the joint stiffness and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

Method 1: Warm Apple Cider Vinegar Massage

  1. Warm ½ cup apple cider vinegar to a comfortable temperature.
  2. Apply to painful joints and rub gently for a few minutes.

Method 2: Apple Cider Vinegarwith Castor Oil

Castor oil and apple cider vinegar reduce inflammation, restore damaged tissue and boost your immune system.

  1. Apply apple cider vinegar to painful joints.
  2. Once it is completely absorbed, massage the area with castor oil.
  3. Wrap the joint in a cotton cloth and cover it with plastic to avoid staining.

Tips & Warnings:

  1. Always use organic, raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar that contains the Mother. We recommend Bragg’s.
  2. Ask your doctor if apple cider vinegar will interact with any medications you are taking.
  3. Using apple cider vinegar for arthritis treatment on a regular basis can cause and/or exacerbate throat and stomach pain.
  4. Some people are allergic to apple cider vinegar.
  5. Apple cider vinegar should be diluted and drank through a straw, otherwise it can damage tooth enamel.
  6. Apple cider vinegar tablets are not more effective than liquid.
  7. All of the above methods should be repeated until your arthritis pain disappears.
  8. If your question is “how much apple cider vinegar should I take for arthritis”,  the answer is take 2-4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar regularly to prevent future pain and stiffness.
  9. Apple cider vinegar can also be used as a salad dressing and added to fruit juices and teas.
  10. You can also use apple cider for arthritis and tendonitis both.
  11. Eat foods that help fight your arthritis.

You can also read about other home remedies for arthritis such as turmeric, its close relative ginger, and aloe vera, which is an ancient cure-all for all sorts of conditions. Have you tried any of these methods for relieving arthritis pain? Do you know of any methods we’ve left out? Share with us.

    1. Me too! I have early signs of arthritis in both knees. Before bed, on one knee took a couple tablespoons of ac added to steaming hot 1/2 cup water, then poured it on a washcloth. Put washcloth on knee and left it there until it cooled off, about 15 mins. Felt a letter better right away. Next morning no pain in that knee, other knew still hurt. Did same on that knee, same results. no knee pain!!!!!!! Be care about drinking it, it can damage tooth enamel they say, drink through a straw.

      1. Thanks that helped. Anymore things I can do? One knee will give away once in a while. Can’t take and don’t like meds Dr. give, knocks me out, can’t live like that.

        1. I have read that RA is caused by mycoplasma which is a bacteria with no cell walls. Evidently this mycoplasma was weaponized. The articles mention this being connected to Lyme, Parkinson’s, RA,MS etc, etc. So things can be cured by getting rid of the mycoplasma.

      1. Did it ever resolve itself? That is the kknee problem you were treating with apple cider vinegar and wsrm water drink?

        1. Both of my tyroid glands are removed and I take syntroid. Would taking apple cider effect the medication.

      2. Just started to drink Apple Cider hopefully can stop my joints pain that I can’t hardly walk and stand up almost every day that will affect my everyday works.
        I am low blood too is there any complication?Tnx

        1. ACV doesn’t cause any complication if you are low in blood. However, we recommend eating beetroot, carrots, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, chicken liver, peanuts and bananas to improve blood count.

  1. Amazing. Started using ACV 4 days ago and the pain I’ve had for the last 20 months in my hip is almost completely gone. I noticed decreased pain the very first day. Naproxyn and Aleve never worked this well and I hate taking drugs anyway.

  2. I have RA for almost 30 years now. Moat of my joint are affected. I go through norma l life with.some.difficulties. i am now excited to try out ACV to relief my knee and hip pain. Hopefully it can release the tightness too. Thank you for this article

    1. I have RA and this is the second day I’ve been taking ACV my pains are gone and the swelling goes down a lot I have a lot more energy and I’m happy to a found this and it only took two days and no pills

    1. Apple cider vinegar can interact with some medicines. So it is better to consult a doctor before using it.

  3. My physiotherapist suggested that I drink apple cider vinegar for arthritis in my hands.
    The pain certainly has subsided a lot.
    For a physiotherapist to tell you that, is a great recommendation for ACV.

    1. 9/22/16

      Carol-Ann It is now more than 6 months since your post. Are you still having success with ACV? How do you mix it and how often do you take it?

  4. Can I take Apple cider vinager with tramadoyl, lasinapro, levothyroxin, nexium, gabapentun, tylenol
    Is it safe for me to take to help arthritis pain cause of having a lower kidney function cannot take inflammatory.

  5. Is Apple Cider Vinegar helpful in reducing Cholesterol levels and does it help in Arthritis pain which started after a fever. I am a senior. How much quantity and method of taking it, please inform. Thanks

    1. Yes, it can lower cholesterol levels, use any methods mentioned above that you are comfortable with. Apart from that you can use hot or cold compress to get relief form pain and stiff muscles.

      1. If you have been taking any medicines for RA then we recommend consulting a doctor as ACV can interact with few medications. If it doesn’t interact with you are free to take. We have mentioned various methods in the article.

  6. I have severe arthritis in my whole body . Specially my both knees. & I have bakers cysts under my knees. Please let me know how I use vineger or you have any other remedies . Pills & steroids shots do not help.

    1. The methods are mentioned in article. Apart from that take warm showers or immerse the painful areas in warm water. You can also use hot or cold compress to relax the stiff muscles.

  7. There is one thing very contradictory in this article.First you mention ACV has potassium which is very good for calcium absorption and when taken it makes your body alkaline and then in warnings you say since it has potassium and it is acidic itdecreases bone density.Rheumatoid arthritis patients usually have osteoporosis as well.So what should one believe is it good or bad.

    1. Apple cider vinegar contains potassium yet if it is taken on regular basis for a longer period of time then the acidity present in ACV decreases the potassium levels. ACV with insulin can also decrease the potassium levels in the body.

        1. ACV can interact with some medicines so it is better to consult the doctor to find out the if it interacts with your medicines or not.

  8. My mom told me years ago to take ACV and I did then in the spring I stopped taking it as I didn’t know what I was taking it for. Soon I was limping the pain in my foot was so great it brought me to tears. Then after several weeks I googled the pain I was having and queried a remedy ACV!!!
    Well if arthritis is in your family then go figure! So I started taking ACV and I am in minimal pain but hoping it subsides to nothing! I will not stop it ever again and I for sure am going to try these above solutions!! THX ACV

  9. 5 days ago I started drinking 1 tab. Spoon of ACV in 8 oz 3 times a day. It worked great on my sinuses, then yesterday I added honey 1 tab spoon and 1 tab spoon. Will take 3 times a day my question is. Is this enough for bad arthritis pain in my knees ? Yes it did wonders on my congestion in my nose, but not yet on my knee pain how long may it take to releve arthritis pain? Looking forward to feeling better. Thank you for all you comments.

  10. Following the recommendation from my Acupuncturist, I started taking 6oz water + 2oz ACV (Bragg’s) + 2Tbsp buckwheat honey starting this past Sat (today is Mon). I have chronic osteoarthritis from an old groin injury that wasn’t properly addressed in a timely manner. So far I haven’t experienced a huge difference but it may be too soon to tell. Do you know if ACV has been successful with osteoarthritis due to old injuries? I’m relatively healthy and eat the right foods. Thanks

    1. There is no limit set for consuming ACV. But too much of anything gives nothing. So it would be great to limit the consumption up to 4 – 6 tablespoons per day depending on the severity of the problem.

  11. Hi, How long does it take to work if you have Ankylosing Spondylitis? I have bad flare ups every week and are getting worse.

    1. It is difficult to tell the exact time as everyone is different. Be patient and use acv regularly to see the results.

  12. I am experiencing arthritis pain and I would like to start the ACV routine. I have osteoporosis and I do not want to decrease my bone density. How long is to long to do the ACV before it becomes a problem?

    1. Limit your consumption to 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Mix it in a glass of water and drink it. Take a week gap after a month of drinking apple cider vinegar.

  13. I have hip joint pain.its being over three months since it started.
    will this apple veneger cure it??

  14. Apple cider vinegar for weight loss and I have lymphoma . Does is help in giving the body what it needs to get the lymph fluid moving thru the lymph nodes . Or is it. Just helping the body balance so it may work right

    1. Apple cider vinegar is also good for lymphoma. You can mix 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink it on an empty stomach. You can also mix lemon juice or honey as well.

  15. I live in France and in the beginning feb march 2016 I started to notice a dull ache in my back , that was put down to a pulled muscle, but in June after terrible pain all over my body for some weeks I was sent to hospital for x-rays and the lab for blood tests and on the 6th June was told I had RA and that it was not curable and I would need drugs and injections to control the pain, but after contacting the Margaret Hills clinic in Uk and starting the diet and ACV+pure honey 3 x a day and cutting out all alcohol and processed foods and meats. The Dr when he heard of this method I was going to try gave me a month until the 7th July, I gave him back the remaining drugs I had taken for 10 days. On the 7th July I was back in front of him the lab con firmed that I do not have RA any more ( I was lucky that my joints and skeleton was said to be fine and in good condition ) I know the damage done by these disease’s is not repairable. But RA can be cured with this treatment and one stops taking in the food stuffs that cause it to start with . Its good to see people are catching on instead of always listening to the words ” Its not curable, you will have to live with it “

  16. I’ve always used ACV for my chickens, for health benefits and keeping waterers from turning green, but now I’m starting to use it for all my many chronic pains…..i.e. Osteo and Rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis etc. Just wondering, is there anyone who has ever had this miracle cure help lower blood pressure? That would be great!Thanks.

  17. I do have arthritis and I do have back pain if I stand too long. Will ACV help with the swelling in my feet and soreness in the cafe of my legs and thighs. I also have high blood and boarder line diabetes,and high cholesterol.. Can ACV help

    1. ACV can help you deal with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, soreness and back pain. Mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink it on an empty stomach daily.

  18. I have arthritis in my knees. Also, I have Parkinson’s disease and take Carpadopa-Levadopa 3 times daily, I need to know if I should take my Synthroid tablet for my thyroid first thing in the morning before drinking ACV and honey? If so, how long should I wait before taking medication after AVC? I normally take the Synthroid first thing. Is it safe to drink the AVC with my medication?

    1. Apple cider vinegar can interact with some medicines. So it is better to consult your doctor before taking it.

    1. Drink diluted apple cider vinegar for boosting your immune system but don’t drink castor oil. Use castor oil to massage the affected areas as it helps to loosen the stiff joints.

  19. I’ve had RA for 20 + years now and have a scar tissue lump on my elbow that limits
    my range of motion a lot. Do you think that ACV can help get rid of it?

  20. Recently I suffered an episode of severe pain that weakened me and make me feel almost paralyzed.. I thought it was yellow fever or RA. I started ACV 3 times a day and the hot baths with 2 cups of ACV. The relief after the bath was great and greater the morning after. I massaged with the ACV and coconut oil. It work. The ring with 3 teaspoons of ACV in mint tea and hone and cinnamon started to work within the first 24 hours. I was able to feel better, the fatigue went slowly away. The tightened was loosing it and the pain was dissolving…
    Now I ask, Can I give it to my dog? She is 70 lbs boxer and 14 years old.
    And to my husband. He is 47 years old and healthy otherwise, he was diagnosed with Cilliac disease 2years ago and the pain is making him miserable. Would ACV help him??
    Thank you so much for the help!!

    1. Yes, you can give it to your dog as well. ACV dosage for dogs is 10ml or 1 teaspoon per day. You mix it into the water they drink. Apple cider vinegar helps to digest the gluten so it should give relief to your husband. Let him try it for few days, if he doesn’t get any relief then let him stop using it. Add 1 – 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to water and let him drink it before meals. He can also drink it whenever he experiences pain.

  21. Last week Dr said that I have arthritis in my left knee it was to pain ful I could not bend my knee. so now I have decided to take ACV so let see if it will work on my arthritis and special on my knee, I just started the first dose today 27-08-2016.

  22. I started using acv 3 weeks ago for ra and it works without stiffness and pain for nearly 3 weeks now can it heal ra or will the pain start agian if i stop the acv i use 3 t 3 times a day in water

    1. It is good to hear that the pain and stiffness had reduced. Regular follow up of the process helps in healing RA to maximum extent. Don’t stop using mixture once the pain and stiffness is reduced. Follow the process at least once in a while to prevent recurrence of the discomforts in future.

  23. I have arthritis in my knee,wrist and shoulder.
    I take warfarin tablets and also have borderline diabetes.
    Can you please advise me as to which formula would be best for me?

  24. I recently found that I have arthritis in the left side of my neck along with a bone spur. I’m going to start mixing 1 tea spoon in a glass of water every morning to see how this helps with the pain and inflammation. I’m seeing a Physical Therapist now in addition to my family Internist who proscribed me Celebrex ( 1 200mg daily) for the neck discomfort. It would be awesome if I could stop the medicine after getting on the ACV.

  25. my mother is arthritis patient with over body wight.. she is finding her body swelled after taking ACV.. should she continue with ACV or stop taking it

  26. Very useful tips. I am using ACV (1 Tablespoon in one glass of water) daily for a month now. Does it have effect on diluting body fat? Can it be consumed by people of all ages? Does it open blocked fallopian tubes too? I read it somewhere.

    1. Apple cider vinegar increases the metabolism which enables your body to burn the fat faster. It can be consumed by people of all ages. But it can lower potassium levels and blood sugar levels, decrease bone density if consumed in large amounts. Yes some claim to clear the blockages but we don’t have any scientific proof for that. Yet it can be tried.

  27. Will ACV and honey plus tart cherry juice help shoulder pain caused from Arthritis——– how much how often?

  28. I’m diabetic for the last 30 yrs.Taking medicines for diabetes, pressure, cholesterol and Ecospirin, Concor etc for heart block (Midlad lesion 50%). Can I take regularly two times acv. Advise

    1. It is better to consult your physician to know whether the acv will interact with the medicines you are taking. If they don’t interact, then confirm the dosage of acv as per your medical history.

  29. My cat has severe arthritis in h spin and hips, I’ve checked with vet and he is fine to try ACV, he has been taking it for a week, and think it’s helping, but I was wondering how long it usually takes to have an effect?

  30. Hey i wanna say thank you all guys. I’ve read nearly all the comments above and all of them helped very very much. It’s 20th day of my “one table spoon apple vinegar+ 1 tea spoon honey+ hot water” drinking practice and i really feel much more comfortable as i have rheumathoid arthritis and even it was on the ‘flare up season’… i hate using meds and i believe in the listening to your body’s needs and search for them and surely give some time… -of course if you are not experiencing an emergency. So i will keep doing this and i added some supplement to my diet as glucosamin chondroitin, collagen, hyaluronic acid, flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil, etc… i will let u know about the progress, but i am full of hope thank u all again…

    1. Drinking undiluted apple cider vinegar can cause burning sensation to your esophagus. So, it is better to avoid direct consumption.

  31. I’m considering mixing a tonic of 1T ACV, 1T honey, and 6 oz. warm water to drink in the morning to help with osteoarthritis in my knees. Does this sound like an effective mixture?

  32. Need help with hand n finger pain. Terrible hand pain and tender fingers have one finger that locks up nightly. will acv and honey help? started today 2 n 2 in warm water

  33. I have recently that I have arthritic that affected all my joint, I feel more pains in my head from October 2016 is four months now, so can using acv help to stop the pains?

    1. Usually, arthritis doesn’t effect the skull because it doesn’t have any joints. We recommend consulting a doctor to find out the exact reason.

  34. recently diagnosed with RA the side effects of the meds they want me to take scare me. I have knee pain every now and again and it is not like I “can’t” walk when I get he pain. I will be trying the ACV + organic raw honey method, and pray it helps me avoid the meds.

  35. Recently I have been dignosed with high uric acid level in my body. My Dr. percribed me with ‘dynapar qps’ spray to reduce the inflamation. Meanwhile I am also using food supplement ‘Joint Care Omega-3 with Glucosamine’

    My question is should I use Apple Cider Veneger too? Note that I’m suffering with stomach ulcers for 4 years now.

    Thank you.

    1. Apple cider vinegar doesn’t worsen the ulcers, in fact it helps to treat the problem. But it is better to avoid taking apple cider vinegar as it can interact with certain medicines.

  36. I started taking. Acv for stomach pain a week ago. It’s been a miracle for my acid reflux, but since taking it it has caused every bone and joint in my body to flare up with extreme pain. I have Rh, osteo and psoriatic arthritis. I can barely move my hands now. Is this bad for psoriatic arthritis.? I can’t eat without it, yet I’m afraid it will cripple me.

    1. Actually, apple cider vinegar is helpful in providing relief from psoriatic arthritis. But in you case, if it is worsening the problem then avoid consuming it.

  37. Is it help full for anklosing spondilites patients ! I am suffering from AS for last 5 years. Please suggest that ACV will be help for pain relief.

    1. Yes, ACV is helpful. Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a glass of warm water and drink it up. You can add honey for taste.

  38. I have arthritis in both the knees. Somebody told me to take ACV one tea spoon with glass of water. Can you tell me that it will improve my knee pain? Now i have done acupuncture treatment the pain is less but while climbing or descending the steps still pain is there. I go for a walk approx 2.5 K.M every day. When ever i feel pain in my knee then i sit for a while and then walk.
    Can i take ACV will that improve my arthritis?

    1. Yes, ACV helps to reduce the pain and stiffness in the joints caused by arthritis. The magnesium in ACV helps to absorb the calcium which is essential for bone strength.

        1. It is difficult to tell the exact time as it differs from one person to another. So, try the method with patience until you get relief.

  39. Does ACV help with the swelling associated with RA? I have stiffness and a little pain mostly, but there is swelling. No trauma to the knee at all.

    1. Yes, ACV contains anti-inflammatory properties which reduces the swelling associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis. It also provides relief from stiffness and pain.

      1. Well I want to tell you, I’ve been trying ACV and Tart Cherry juice 2 Tbls each in water at least 2 times a day. I’m scheduled to see an orthopedic specialist and a Rheumatoid specialist because my knee had swollen kind of large, lots of stiffness when standing for periods of time, a little pain but not much, just uncomfortable, as well as some pain in the right joint of my index finger. Its been a little over a week and the swelling went down significantly, I can walk almost normally with no stiffness. I tell you this is a miracle because I truly do not want to take Rx drugs for the rest of my life at the expense of my internal organs being damaged by them. I’m sure the ACV has a lot to do with alkalizing my body in some way, but I’m still thankful otherwise for you sharing this homeopathic solution.

  40. I have been suffering from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis from last 26 years. My joints are deformed with no mobility in my knee elbow and wrist ie I am unable to walk. In fact all of my joints are painful with little or more pain. I have started taking acv apple cider vinegar and blackstrap molasses with honey 3 times a day since 1 and a 1/2 month my question is with the said drink can I get my mobility back n how much time will it take. Please reply….

    1. The ACV drink may not get the mobility back however it helps to prevent the problem from worsening. To get mobility, you have to drink the concoction of parijatha or nyctanthes arbor leaves. Add handful of leaves into a cup of boiling water. Simmer for few minutes and remove from the flame. Strain and drink while it warm. Repeat the process regularly to notice the improvement.

  41. I had both my knees replaced 3 years ago. One is fantastic but the other causes me a lot of pain and discomfort. Will ACV help me reduce the pain and slight swelling? Thank you

  42. Hi
    Recently I was told that ACV capsules are on the market. That helps avoiding the acidity effect of ACV on teeth.
    What do you know about this? By the way thanks for the great article.

    1. You can also take ACV tablets to get its benefits and avoid its effect on teeth. However, for proper dosage we recommend consulting a doctor.

    1. Yes, she can take apple cider vinegar to get relief from the discomforts caused by septic arthritis.

  43. I have had inflammation in both of my hands for several months now – feeling like a slight puffiness. I started using ac vinegar (1 tablespoon) with a big glass of water and almost immediately my hand inflammation reduced noticeably. After less than a week of doing this once or twice a day, my hands feel normal again; I can’t tell you how long it’s been since they felt this good.. I plan to keep this up as long as my hands are pain free. Also take with 1 teaspoon of fiber (metamucil, in the morning). I feel likes this is a miracle. I will tell all my friends in case they are feeling stiffness or inflammation in their hands. Best of luck to everyone else who tries this.

  44. I suffered excruciating pain on my Left Shoulder for 2 months. It was inflamed and very painful even to touch.
    I sought help from Chinese (TCM) Physician. He suspected inflammation due to uric acid. I had not been
    tested for Uric Acid so I am not certain if this was the cause.. Physician applied acupuncture, massage and
    herbal patch to my left shoulder. Pain did eased off but sooner again the inflammation reoccurred.

    A week ago, I started on Apple Cider Vinegar with 3 tablespoon into glass of water (250 ml), three times
    a day, morning on empty stomach, afternoon and at night before bedtime.

    A week later, I cannot believe the pain is gone.

    1. It is better to avoid ACV consumption for a longer period of time. It is better to take a gap of at least a week after consuming ACV daily for a month. Meanwhile to be on safe side, you can take potassium and calcium supplements to prevent reduction in bone density.

  45. HI would like to know if apple cider vinegar is good for neck arthritis and can it be mixed with lemon and tumeric together

    1. Yes, it helps to reduce the symptoms of neck arthritis. You can add lemon and turmeric into it. Add 1 – 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder into a glass of water and drink it.

  46. I have PMR and have been taking predisone for 3 years I have got the dosage to 5 mg but the pain has come back I do not want to increase the predisone so I have been taking 1tbs of vinegar in the morning with 4oz of V8 juice , It does not seem to be helping do you have any suggestions?

  47. I am really wondering why arthritis comes. Is it from genetic family? I am a letter carrier for 28 years. My hands, knees, feet neck from looking down for 8 to 10 hours all have it. I’m only 55. Is it possible to get rid of this arthritis via apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic, ginger and lemon juice. This was all cooked up and I keep in refrigerator eat 1 tbsp with warm water. I was given this recipe from a fellow carrier from India. All in 1 cup incriminate. Along with tumeric. Thanks for answer. I was told helps with diabetes and cholesterol. ?

    1. Arthritis can be also genetic, or it can be caused due to weak immune system, muscle weakness, obesity, infection, calcium deficiency and many others. Arthritis cannot cured completely. However, you can reduce the discomforts to maximum extent with apple cider vinegar. Apart from that take vitamin D, calcium and omega fatty acid supplements or foods to strengthen your immune system and control the pain as well as stiffness. It is very important to do some light exercises to maintain the joint flexibility.

  48. I have PMR and have posted a Question on June 5 I still have not seen a reply .I would very much like to hear your thoughts on my problem because I am worried about being on predisone for so long. the acv of two tablespoons with V8 juice does not seem to help ,

  49. Will ACV with honey give the same result if I don’t take it in the morning, but before my main meal in the afternoon? I have knee problems.
    Thank you

    1. Drinking on an empty stomach in the morning help to remove the toxins from the body and improve your immune system. This helps to control the inflammation that leads to knee pain. So, it is better to drink it in the morning itself. However, you can also drink another time before having your main meal.

  50. I have osteoarthritis of the right knee and meniscus repair in 2015. Since then my right knee is extremely inflafmmed and swollen and I can barely walk. Now my right hip is hurting I think it’s because I am limping because my know is so swollen I can’t straighten it out anymore. Which ACV remedy in the above article would you recommend for the quickest relief of the swelling?

    Thank you

  51. I have posted a question twice about having PMR and talking ACV for the problem. I have been taking 2 tbs in the morning with 4oz of V8 juice and does not seem to be helping. I have not recieved a reply from Admin am I doing something wrong.

  52. mmm that’s so helpful to hear about this ACV !! I was having bone problems I gone to doctor and he told me that I’am having arthritis two years away from now he gave me injection and medicine which is Methotrexate and antibiotics an its slow down but when it came back again it hurts me so much! now I’m suffering a lot of pains from legs, joints, wrist, lower back bone, lungs and Heart! All I want to know doctor ACV and these other Mixture can also help me on all of these Pain?

  53. I have Ra been taking acv for 6 days now feel much better thank god but my questions is my blood pressure. Is good i heard that acv lower your blood pressure. Is that true

  54. i take 10 to 15 mil straight down then drink a large glass of water.will that be alright to take it like that or do l have to mix it with water first

  55. I am 75 years young and one of my earliest childhood memories is my dad drinking ACV and honey in warm water. He was almost 96 (lived alone and took care of himself, exercised
    every day.) when he went to the dr. for a simple procedure and died a few weeks later. We determined afterward he got staph while in the hospital. I still do Bragg’s, local raw honey and doTerra essential lemon oil drops. I don’t take any prescription drugs, have nothing to take them for. I drink homemade colloidal silver for my immune system. No cold or flu in almost 25 years. Big Pharma and Monsanto are our worst enemies.

  56. Hi,

    I have AS. I am taking ACV in a glass of water from last 4 months along with few alternative therapies.
    I am also following low carb diet and hence avoiding sugar and honey.
    Your above posts suggest to have a good alkaline effect, ACV should be taken along with honey. Is honey required or I can continue with only ACV in water.


  57. I use MSM and Boswellia Serrata (an Ayurvedic remedy); both are very effective. I have hip arthritis, and especially after exercise, my leg will twitch randomly every few seconds – very unpleasant, and it stops me sleeping. Both MSM and / or Boswellia stop the twitching within 10 minutes or so, as well as controlling joint pain. I mentioned to a colleague at work that I have arthritis – he told me that his wife, who is a GP, has knee arthritis. I suggested Boswellia – she had never heard of it. She tried it and now he tells me that ‘she swears by it’

  58. i started taking 2 tabs ACV with quarter teaspoon Bi carb soda in a glass of water twenty minutes before eating twice daily.
    RoseI have terrible pains in my shoulders and knees am I taking the right doses.,Have very painful writs and fingers

  59. Can I take ACV while I’m in tubal ligation & CS after 2months..I have rheumatoid arthritis and all my joints are in pain it almost 1month.

  60. I just recently started putting 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a shake or two of turmeric and black pepper in my morning smoothies. The severe arthritic pain at the base of my thumbs is now gone so I am assuming that was the cure. Same time (for the most part but not 100%) I removed nightshades, gluten and sugar and most processed foods from my diet. I am a little confused though over nightshades and pepper. Is Cayenne pepper a nightshade for instance? Other than the broad category of potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers, what sauces, seasonings, fruits etc. could be considered nightshades? I have cut back on wine but drinking organic mostly. Does organic wine help or hinder RA symptoms?

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