There are simple ways that can be done in order to lessen the rheumatoid arthritis pain. A person suffering from this ailment can have a 15 minutes hot bath everyday. Adding 1/2 cup of Epsom salt to the bath water will definitely aid in relieving the pain. Hot packs that can be heat up in an oven is also a best idea to pain relief. Ensure a low-impact exercise program to strengthen muscles. Use eucalyptus oil or any other essential oils to massage and rub on the affected joints. Increasing Vitamin C intake will help a lot to prevent the symptoms of arthritis.