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Do you suffer from arthritis? If so, pain relief is important. Without it, you may be unable to function from day-to-day. Unfortunately, many home remedies and over-the-counter medications require money. Although you can purchase a bottle of pain medication for less than $5, that may be $5 that you just don’t have. So, what should you do? Do you have to live with the pain? No. There are many ways to seek arthritis pain relief and many are free!
Exercise. Right about now you may be thinking exercise isn’t possible. After all, your joints are in pain. Yes, this is true. Exercise does help and all individuals should incorporate it into their daily routine, not just those suffering from arthritis. In terms of arthritis, exercise does wonders for the body. It assists with weight loss and promotes healthy movement. That movement strengthens the muscles surrounding the joints. It provides extra protection and reinforcement.
Exercise is necessary to seek arthritis relief, but it isn’t always free. If on a budget, wisely plan your workouts. Instead of opting for a gym membership to gain treadmill access, walk around your neighborhood or inside a shopping center. Instead of signing up for an aerobics class, turn on some music in your home and move around. Something as simple as stretching your fingers daily can provide long-term pain relief.
Diet. As previously stated, exercise is recommended for arthritis relief. Although this exercise may be painful at first, it will get easier overtime. Movement will reduce joint stiffness. This should not only provide pain relief, but it lessens the risk of additional complications. For example, those with arthritis who seek little or no treatment later find themselves dealing with severe stiffness, the inability to move, and deformities. Combine diet and exercise to lose weight.
Right about now, you may be thinking dieting isn’t free either. In reality it is. You already buy food and drinks. You need these to survive. Carefully choose your foods. Eliminate those with high fats and calories. Weight loss is an easy way to lessen the pain associated with arthritis. The less weight you have pressing on the joints, the less pain you will experience. If you don’t have any weight to lose, good. Still know the importance and many health benefits of healthy eating.
Avoid applying too much pressure to the painful joints. Those suffering from severe arthritis will experience pain no matter what the activity. Others will only experience pain when trigged. For example, those who have pain in their elbows want to limit use. If you need to lift heavy boxes, lift them properly. Yes, it is easier to reach down and grab, but this strains the elbows. Instead, properly squat down and lift with your entire body. Avoiding joint pressure will not eliminate arthritis pain, but it will lessen the severity.
Ask for help. As previously stated, some arthritis sufferers trigger severe pain by trying to complete a task they shouldn’t. If you have severe arthritis in your hands, don’t spend hours trying to open a jar. Not only will you get frustrated with your inability to open the jar, you increase the risk of severe pain. Instead, ask for help.
In conclusion, you do not need to be rich to seek relief from your arthritis caused joint pain. Don’t suffer any longer. Exercise, health healthy, limit strenuous activity, and ask for help. Doing so will lessen the pain you experience, without costing you a penny.