Arthritis

January 7th, 2015

 

In the United Kingdom there are more than 8 million people living with the pain of arthritis. So why isn't there more information out there on what can be done to help? The cybernurse can give you information to help you with your condition with some tips you might not find anywhere else. Keep pain relieving medications and ointments handy, such as on a table top. In case of an attack when you are out and away from home always keep your medications on your person for emergencies.

Get the right kind and amount of exercise. Exercise can keep you healthy and fit as well as improve your flexibility. A good way to exercise and avoid painful inflammation is to avoid overdoing it, keep the exercises as low impact as possible. Do not try to hide your condition from your children. You should inform them about the condition so that they can understand what you are going through and make allowances and understand why you may not be able to pick them up or play tag with them all the time.

It's important to make sure you do plenty of stretches before you do any exercise if you have arthritis. That way you will not be making your arthritis any worse as a result. When you have arthritis, you will want to maximize the amount of sleep that you get during the night. Making sure you get enough sleep is one of the best ways to help deal with arthritis, as this is when your body rejuvenates itself. Sleep for twelve hours in the dark. Turn off your phone and do some relaxation exercises before going to bed.

If you need to perform a strenuous task, use assistant devices or get somebody to help you as you have to avoid any injuries or damage to your joints as the pain will be very severe. Always be aware that you have to keep your joints protected from being too stressed at any time. Make sure your doctor is knowledgeable on the subject of arthritis. You will find that some doctors know more about arthritis than others and so it is worth asking your doctor and getting referred to another more knowledgable one if necessary so you can get more effective care and treatment for your condition.

You need to wear the most suitable supports especially if you have swelling of the joints and they are felling tender. Never simply accept the pain, you should use whatever supports or reinforced clothing you have to reduce the symptoms as much as possible. It is certainly worth knowing which foods to avoid and which ones to eat more of for your arthritis, as having the right diet can have highly beneficial effects on your condition.

New studies have shown that eating foods high in omega-3s will help with arthritis. If you are not a fan of fish and seafood, it's fine to take them in capsule form (you can get these at health stores like Holland&Barrett) and it's good for combatting heart disease also.

Maintaining an active lifestyle is one of the critical elements in keeping your arthritis from getting worse. You should select an activity that is adapted to your condition, for instance water aerobics. As you exercise, the water will aid in supporting you and it will also massage you. You could try out water therapy, that is reputed to be of great benefit to sufferers

With millions and millions of people dealing with arthritis, it's important to spread any useful information about arthritis that you can. Now that you've read this, don't keep them to yourself, share this information with anyone else you know who has arthritis as well, you can find out more about arthritis and how to deal with it at the arthritis foundation web site.