Start Feeling Better Now With These Amazing Arthritis Tips

Start Feeling Better Now With These Amazing Arthritis Tips

arthritis aquatics imagesConsult your doctor before beginning a diet or exercise program. This health condition makes it hard to move with a complete range of motion that comes without soreness, throbbing, or other pain. The great advice offered in this article will help make dealing with this painful condition a little easier.  Also check out the National Arthritis Website for a certified exercise program near you.

If rheumatoid arthritis is bothering you, you should consider an eye exam. Rheumatoid arthritis can damage your eyes and your vision and may even lead to blindness. If you have symptoms such as blurry vision, increased light sensitivity, increased redness, or pain, contact your doctor. As long as you tell your physician, there are many ways to deal with arthritis related eye issues.

hot water bottle  imagesFor temporary relief, try using a heating pad that is able to provide moist heat. Moist heating pads can be a real benefit to arthritis pain sufferers, so if you have pain that nags you or becomes unbearable, you should invest in this type of heating pad. They offer quick relief from pain and help to improve range of motion in stiff joints; be sure to speak with your doctor if your pain worsens.

accessible bathroom imagesIf you are in the process of designing a new house, and you suffer from arthritis, talk to your builder to see if any modifications can be made. Kitchen and bathroom cabinets and closet spaces can be easily modified to reduce bending and stretching and stress on hands.   Also making sure the interior doorways are 32 inches and that hallways are 4 feet wide will simplify your life should a wheelchair ever be needed.  Meet with the builder and list all the things you’d like to have modified. Modifying your home in this way can reduce the amount of stretching you need to do over the course of the day, which makes your life much easier.

herbal powder imagesBlack Cohosh is an herb that can be used to relieve your arthritis symptoms. This will take away any inflammation of your joints and help with pain. Black Cohosh is a great thing to have if you are someone who suffers from arthritis.  Some other natural helps are MSM [methylsulfonyl-methane] and salmon oil, cinnamon  and whole herb tumeric are shown to be effective inflammation reducers for many folks with arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.

adaptive ot equipment imagesThere are many assistive devices that will help reduce discomfort, reduce stress on joints and make things possible.  Do check with your local hospital’s Occupational Therapist for a list of items that may be of benefit to you.  Or drop me a line as I am still practicing in a small setting.

Psoriatic arthritis can be challenging to deal with. This condition will not allow you to maintain the same level of energy as before. Your symptoms will get worse if you ignore them. Concentrate your energy only on the areas that mean the most to you. It is not necessary that you be everything to everyone all the time.

Rather than giving into arthritis pain, use the suggestions and tips from the above article to ease your pain. While arthritis cannot be fully cured, you have dozens of treatment options at your disposal as you battle the effects of the condition.