Arthritis is that painful swelling and stiffness in the joints and is also, an irritating reminder of the inevitable aging process. It strikes many and is often unavoidable. “Unavoidable” is hardly the same thing as “untreatable,” though. There are plenty of ways to make arthritis easier to live with. This article has some tips to help any arthritis sufferer.
Women with arthritis should avoid high heels. Though they may appear attractive on the outside, these types of shoes can cause nerve and joint damage. High heels may increase torque in the knees and exacerbate arthritis. You can keep you arthritic pain at a minimum by wearing comfortable shoes. Your arthritic knees will respond gratefully.
Remove yourself from your current environment for a short period of time, relax with your eyes closed, and breathe deeply. This keeps your mind from focusing on the pain and gets you to think about something happy.
Because arthritis can effect the way that you cook, it is important that you buy the proper cookware and utensils. If you pick any old utensil, you may find that you cannot use it. It is recommended that people with arthritis get lightweight cooking utensils that have easy grips.
Remember to constantly be aware of the joints in your body. Even super-quick, simple tasks can be trying if you have arthritis. If you have trouble lifting items, slide them on the floor or ask for help. Protecting yourself from inflammation and irritation can relieve pain and distress, and help keep your joints more flexible.
Be careful of what herbal remedies you take for arthritis and be sure you speak with your doctor before taking them. People think that because herbal remedies are natural, that they are healthy for you. This is not always the case. In fact, certain herbal remedies can make your arthritis worse.
Cool down your joints and stop physical activity if you start feeling arthritis pain. Rest in a cool environment and use cold packs or mists of cold water to help reduce the pain and swelling caused by injury. Make sure to rest the injured joints and let them have time to get back to fighting order before using them for any difficult tasks.
Get in the water. Water aerobics is a great low impact exercise for arthritis sufferers, because not only does it put minimal strain on joints, it also provides resistance for strengthening. If you are uncomfortable with doing these in large groups, learn a few moves and take to the pool. You will quickly become more comfortable.
You may want to consider using celery seeds if you suffer from chronic arthritis. Not only are these seeds natural and healthy, but they help to reduce some of the swelling that is associated with arthritis pain and other chronic conditions. You can purchase these seeds from many health food stores.
While it may not be possible to dodge arthritis, it is almost always possible to deal with it. Simple steps, like the ones in this article, can ease arthritis pains and make it easier to put the affliction out of mind. The sufferer bears no responsibility for the onset of arthritis, but he or she can do a lot to minimize its impact.
Ramon Wells (born 25 February 1988) is a Fitness Trainer, musicologist and ethnomusicologist. He is a National Fitness Trainer the in Indonesia, and University Professor Emeritus of the composition and theory department the College of Music of the University of the Jakarta Indonesia.