Unfortunately, more and more people are being diagnosed with Arthritis.
So, you are not alone. Find support from others. Here are some handy
tips on arthritis treatments. Please read
Make sure that you are aware of any and all side effects your arthritis
medicine might cause. It is important to know if a rash is just a rash
or if it is actually the start of something serious. Ask both your
doctor and your pharmacist to ensure you get the best advice.
Don't give up on finding a way to manage your arthritis pain. Dealing with a debilitating condition can leave you feeling frustrated and hopeless - particularly if you are having trouble finding any treatment options that work. If what you are doing is not working, talk to your doctor about other treatment options or explore alternative treatments such as acupuncture, nutrition or holistic medicine until you find something that helps.
If your arthritis is causing you intense fatigue and nothing you are
doing is fighting it back, try caffeine. In a last-ditch effort you can
always get a quick shot of energy that will help you get home to take a
nap. Soda and chocolate both have caffeine, but a mug of black tea or
coffee will give you the biggest pick-me-up.
Ask your doctor any question you have about your condition. Knowledge is key in living with your arthritis.
Did you know that using a cane could take up to twenty per cent of your body weight off your legs and hips? This means you could reduce the strain and pressure on your legs while being able to move easily. Ask your doctor about canes and find out if it is right for you.
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.
In order to help ease some of the pain associated with arthtis in your hands or fingers, you may want to consider using topical creams. Many of these creams helps joints to relax, which helps to ease arthritis pain. Just be sure you consult with your doctor before using these creams.
Exercise is one of the best things that you can do to help ease joint pain. Swimming is one form of exercise that puts no pressure on your joints, and still gives you all the benefits that any other form of exercise will. You will find that you have more energy during the day, and will feel better overall.
Celebrate the small stuff! Arthritis can slow you down! If you were unable to get to your mailbox six months ago, and now you can, throw yourself a little celebration! Keeping yourself happy and positive can help you and others see that you are not a helpless creature, and that you are working hard to reach your goals! Don't stop!
Do not use your hands if you don't have to. Even if they are not currently bothering you, protect them as much as possible; if you can open a door by pushing it with you shoulder, do so. This will help lessen the amount of pain that you feel in your joints and allow you to lead a more regular life.
Do not discount the benefits of counseling when dealing with arthritis. In seeking counseling or support from groups you will not only find ways to enhance your thinking and coping methods.
You will also build your
knowledge base of information from others who have been dealing with
their condition or from professionals who can help alleviate the stress
and anxiety that accompany this condition.
If you have tried all
arthritis treatments and all else falls, you may want to consider
talking with your doctor about getting joint surgery. Joint surgery can
be extremely effective in reversing the effects of arthritis,
eliminating pain, and returning mobility and full range of motion.
Now, do you have some handy tips in mind to help with Arthritis? Remember, you are not alone. Unfortunately, more and more people are being diagnosed with it. There is also more information available! Get support from others. Share information. Apply the tips above that fit your circumstances. Perhaps relieve is in sight!