Q. My 54-year-old husband has severe pain and swelling in his feet after a long day at work. This morning I gave him a 4-ounce glass of tart cherry juice with his breakfast.
When he got home from work, he was in a great mood and told me he felt great and nothing hurt. When I told him it was the cherry juice, he was amazed. Now he wants it every day.
A. Tart cherry juice contains natural compounds that have anti-inflammatory activity and can ease pain (Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, August 2013). Other readers have reported similar benefit. One wrote: “I used tart cherries to cure a gout attack, and it worked. The real news is that the pain from osteoarthritis of the hip joint also diminished.
“I’ve been able to reduce my use of Celebrex by half and still have less pain.”