Don’t Let Arthritis Pain Ruin Your Life

Arthritis pain can cause you to avoid activities and other things in your life because the inflammation in the joints is extremely painful.

Even simple tasks like preparing meals can be a challenge with arthritis
When you leak urine, is it just a few drops or do you soak through your underwear. If you need to wear adult diapers consistently, this does indicate that you have urinary incontinence problems that may be induced from aging.When there is pain in the joints it will force you to avoid the activities that you love because it seems too painful to enjoy it. While you don’t want to aggravate the inflammation and pain in the joints, you shouldn’t lock yourself away in your home and avoid everything because of the pain.

While arthritis is not curable, there are treatment programs you can do that will manage the pain and allow you to enjoy your life again. You need to make sure you exercise often and stretch the ligaments and joints in order to keep the stiffness away. If you don’t exercise and you remain motionless for most of the day, you will have stiff joints that can send surges of pain throughout your body.

Specially designed pads for arthritis pain can radiate heat into the joints
Commonly the pain you will experience is in the hips, knees, hands, and spine. There are hot and cold therapy treatments you can undergo that will help you find relief from the pain you are experiencing. One of the joint paint wraps to try is found here: This will radiate heat into the joints to relieve the pain and it will also radiate cold into the joints as well as the cold will provide you with pain relief and helps to stop the swelling.

If you don’t take steps to help your pain from arthritis it may continue to get worse. Some people develop osteoarthritis which can affect several areas of the body like the spine, knees, hips, and hands. The problem with rheumatoid arthritis is that some doctors believe it is a viral infection although there is no evidence to support those claims. The symptoms will only get worse over time and they can even destroy your joints and cause other issues such as deformities. It is common to have bone damage if you have rheumatoid arthritis. The other problem with rheumatoid arthritis is that it can also cause other cell and tissue damage because the body sends in the immune system to fight off what it thinks is an infection and the arthritis will actually overtake these cells and destroy them as well. This is why it is so important to meet with a doctor and discuss your treatment options.

Avoid uric acid because it can cause swelling and pain to get worse. Omega-3’s on the other hand can make the pain get better because it helps to reduce swelling and inflammation. What happens when you have extra swelling and pain is it will cause a buildup of fluid in the joints and then it will send in a tingling pain that feels like a bunch of needles punching through the joints and skin.

Some other treatment options you have include the following:
Get plenty of rest and this helps to rejuvenate the joints and allows them to feel better. Try sleeping with a heating blanket and turn in on about 15 minutes before you wake up because it will help to reduce stiffness that most arthritis suffers experience in the morning. Listen to your body and take short naps once and awhile as this will also help your body feel better. Hot and cold joint wraps. These wraps are wonderful for joint pain and stiffness as they provide you with heat and cold therapy that reduce inflammation as well. Wear these wraps whenever you experience intense pain or you can even wear them throughout the day. Lose weight. You need to keep your weight under control because extra weight hurts the joints and makes your arthritis symptoms worse.

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Jason Sager said...

This is great content! Knowing the effects of arthritis on the elderly is often overlooked. Thanks for sharing.

Jason Sager
Home Instead Senior Care
Fairfax, VA

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