Arthritis is one of the leading causes of pain and disability in the world. It not only affects our seniors, but those in the middle ages too. It is a long term condition that can try to make life difficult for you, so here are some tips and tricks to help make it easier.
Learn about your condition, condition of your joints, and what increases the pain and/or difficulty.
Find a doctor
Pay special attention to your posture while sitting, standing or while doing things.
Keep your joints moving. Do daily, gentle stretches that move your joints through their full range of motion.
Understand your limits and your body.
Reduce or altogether quit alcohol and smoking.
Exercise by yourself or with the help of a physiotherapist to help improve your range of motion, strengthen muscles, and increase endurance.
Choose activities and exercises that help build muscles and strengthen the body. Focusing on stretching, range-of-motion, and strength training.
Avoid activities such as running, aerobics, jumping, and avoid repetitive joint motions.
There are many over-the-counter and prescription only pain relieving medications and creams available for arthritis relief.
Relaxation activities like meditation, yoga, listening to music, being in nature, and doing whatever helps you relax can also help ease the pain.
Massage therapy can help with the pain and stiffness temporarily.