Need Help With Your Arthritis? Read On (2)
Need Help With Your Arthritis? Read On
It's hard to understand how painful arthritis can be unless you've had to live with it. Hopefully, doctors will develop a cure, but in the meantime, you should do what you can to manage the day to day pain. This article will give you some important advice on how to reduce the pain of arthritis.
Budget your energy wisely. If you know you will have an important task to take care of later in the day, be sure to remind yourself not to get too tired beforehand. Knowing how you are going to expend your energy during the day can help to make sure you get the things most important to you finished.
Grab an orange, vitamin c has been showed to reduce the risk of osteoarthritis and its progression. It is recommended that a woman consume 75 mg and a male consume 90 mg of vitamin c a day. So when you are looking for your next healthy snack grab an orange.
Watch your knees. Your knees absorb at least three times the impact of any other joint on your body, so they need extra care. Always make sure to use pads when kneeling and try to flex them often. Sitting cross-legged for too long can also cause issues, so you should stretch them out on a regular basis.
Drinking alcohol could help with your symptoms. Alcohol is not a cure and should not be abused, but people who consume alcohol regularly do not suffer from arthritis as much as people who do not drink. You could drink a small glass of wine along with your meals, for instance.
Add ginger to your food. Ginger is well known for relieving inflammation and stiffness, so adding a few grams a day to your foods can help you reap the benefits of this healthy plant. Ginger and honey drinks are the best method, as honey also gives some of the same benefits.
Let your family and friends know what it's like to live with arthritis. They may not understand that it hurts you to stand up, or that you can't bend over to get cans out of the bottom cabinet. If you tell them what works and what doesn't they'll better be able to assist you in your everyday activities.
Plan ahead everything you do. You might have to stop doing something because of a sudden pain in your joints. Avoid doing things at the last minute and make sure you will have time to finish what you were doing later in case you start hurting. It might be a good idea to find someone who can help you with your activities if the pain is chronic.
Get moving! Exercise will help to lessen the pain and increase the range of movement. Exercise will also help reduce the fatigue you may be feeling and will help you to feel better. A well-rounded workout routine for people with arthritis is one that includes flexibility exercises to increase your range of movement, aerobic exercises to improve endurance, and a strengthening exercise to improve your muscle fitness.
Unfortunately, there's nothing that will completely eliminate the pain of arthritis. However, you may be surprised at how much some of these tips can help. Try the advice in this article, and see what works for you. It's not the solution arthritis sufferers are looking for, but it's a great bandage.