Do you suffer from arthritis? Recently I’ve been bothered by arthritis, for the first time in my life. Oh the joys of aging! LOL
Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints of millions of people. Arthritis can be caused by infection, trauma to joints, or even (as I suspect in my own case) by old age.
The condition leaves suffers with pain and inflammation. If you suffer from arthritis and need help, then read on for some ideas I’ve learned about in my research on the Net.
Proper posture can help you maintain the strength of your joints. This is also a good way to reduce the pain linked to arthritis.
Try to stand up straight, sit up straight as well, and avoid slumping. Make sure to always keep the weight balanced between both of your legs. Both your joints and your spine will feel better, and this tactic may also alleviate some of your arthritis symptoms.
Squeeze tubes are your friends when living with arthritis. Buy them whenever you have the option.
Whether it’s the mayonnaise or jelly, opening a jar is a difficult task when your hands hurt. Buy a squeeze tube instead and the task will be much easier to accomplish. This means less pain in the kitchen and a more enjoyable day.
As simple as it may seem, it’s important that you flex your muscles at least once an hour, if you suffer from arthritis. Sitting or standing in one spot for too long can cause your joints to cramp up and give you pain. For 5 minutes, stand on one foot, with the other pushed up against the wall and then, switch feet.
Consider joining an arthritis support group. I’ve found this very worthwhile.
Friends and family members who don’t suffer from arthritis may have a hard time understanding exactly what you’re going through, and how much it affects your life. Connecting with other arthritis sufferers in a supportive environment can make it easier to cope with the chronic, day to day pain and other difficulties associated with the disease.
Take a warm morning shower. Many people who suffer from arthritis have the stiffest joints when they wake up.
Starting your day off with a warm shower will loosen your joints enough that you should be able to stretch them, which will help to prevent any stiffness you may experience later in the day.
As I said before, arthritis affects the joints of millions. It causes the joints to be inflamed and results in the sufferer having great pain.
I hope I’ve given you some good ideas to help reduce your suffering. But in any event, I would very much appreciate your comments.