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Tips And Strategies On How To Get Rid Of Arthritis

Updated on June 17, 2014

Your arthritis is a very stressful thing that you must deal with. Finding effective ways to help your efforts to ease your pain should not cause you additional stress. This article contains a number of tips and suggestions to change your normal routine to cope with the stress of arthritis more easily.

Get enough calcium in your diet to lower your risk for osteoarthritis and to help reduce bone loss that is caused by any other types of arthritis. Calcium can be absorbed from dairy products like cheese, yogurt and milk. If you're not a big fan of dairy products, you can add powdered milk to some of your foods or take a daily calcium supplement.

Protecting your joints is essential when you have arthritis issues. It's not just the joints that ache that you need to protect, either; joints which haven't troubled you yet need just as much care. Arthritis attacks the entire body, so you must not put any unnecessary strain on your joints in order to stay healthy.

If arthritis is causing you pain in your hands, a massage can help. A massage is relaxing and will ease pressure on the bones and joints in your fingers. Pain is not as taxing to cope with when you are calm and relaxed. Really sink into the massage. Feel yourself loosening up and relaxing.

Every time you see the doctor for a physical you should ask him or her to check for vitamin deficiencies. Being low in certain vitamins or minerals, like vitamin B-12 or iron, can cause havoc for arthritis sufferers. It exacerbates the symptoms. If you have these checked on a regular basis, you can catch any deficiencies early, which will reduce your overall level of pain.

Protect your joints. If someone is dealing with the condition, rheumatoid arthritis, they should refrain from pushing more pressure on their effected joints than necessary, thus lowering the pain.

Your body will tell you when it is time for a break; therefore, it is very important to be in tune with your body. Arthritis can only be managed when you are in tune with what your body is saying; if your body wants you to stop for a brief time, just stop.

Yoga can be beneficial to the overall health of arthritis victims. Yoga incorporates stretching exercises and mind-calming techniques, both of which provide benefits to arthritis sufferers. If you find that a class is not comfortable for you, you should look into buying a yoga DVD that you can use at home. If you work out at home with a DVD you will get the same results as if you went to the gym.

When doing something strenuous, use tools and devices to help you. If you are going to be doing something that could damage your joints, including lifting heavy items or standing for a long time, assistive devices can reduce the amount of strain involved. If your joints sustain more damages, your pain will worsen. Make sure you do not apply too much pressure on your joints while performing physical tasks.

Look into LED light therapy if you suffer from arthritis. You will find that LED devices provide a convenient way to reduce the pain of arthritis, and can be purchased for a reasonable price. Many drug and discount stores carry these handy devices. Establishing a routine of 15 minutes to half an hour, twice a day can alleviate a great deal of arthritis pain.

Snacking will give you the nutrients you need, even when arthritis is getting you down. Eat healthy options like fruit, nuts, seeds, organic protein bars, or other healthy store-bought items. These treats will give you a healthy boost, minus the added sugars and salts.

Talk about your symptoms to trusted friends, family members and your physician. Talk to them about arthritis and how your arthritis is affecting you. There will be times when your arthritis could make you feel anxious and frustrated, hold you back, leave you in a rotten mood, and maybe even change your general character. If the people in your life do not know what is going on, they will be very confused at your behavior. Help them help you by telling them about your condition, and allow them to be a support system for you.

There are many effective ways to cope with arthritis. While it is important to understand exactly how to control your arthritis symptoms and pain, it's equally important to actually use the information that was provided here. Once you learn some effective coping strategies and health practices, you can begin living a great life, even if you have arthritis.


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      Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

      Very interesting and informative, would vote up if I saw a place to.