Overcoming Arthritis Pain
According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis affects one in five adults and affects 300,000 children. Currently, it is the leading cause of disability in the United States.
Perhaps the most telling side effect of arthritis is the pain associated with it. Arthritis pain is almost always felt in the joints. Pain can range from a dull, sharp, or burning sensation to a tightness in and around the joints.
Joint Pain Causes
Arthritis joint pain can be caused by a number of things, such as (but not limited to):
- Inflammation in the tissues in your joint(s)
- A lack of cartilage/lubricating fluid in the joint (which causes your bones to rub against each other)
- Buildup of uric acid crystals in the joint
- And more
Arthritis Pain Management
Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis. However, there are a number of things that you can do to make your joint pain more manageable.
#1 – Talk with your healthcare provider.
Reducing your joint pain begins with talking to your doctor or healthcare provider about any symptoms you may have. It is important to keep in mind that sometimes the most benign issues can actually be connected to a bigger problem.
#2 – Verify with your doctor the type of arthritis you have.
While anyone can perform a cursory Internet search of symptoms and “self diagnose” as to the type of arthritis they may or may not have, it is always going to be within your best interest to sit down with a healthcare professional.
Arthritis includes more than 100 different rheumatic diseases and conditions, so seek a professional diagnosis before you begin any sort of pain management regimen.
#3 – Consider altering your daily routine.
Many of us spend time sitting for long periods – whether we are commuting to work where we then sit, hunched over a desk for hours, until it’s time to sit in our cars again to drive home.
If you do have a desk job, make sure that you adjust your seated position frequently, take breaks to stand up and stretch, or take 5 minutes to walk around the office.
#4 – Consider doing gentle stretches.
After a long day of work, consider doing a few gentle stretching exercises before turning in for the night. Doing so may help you feel less stiff in the morning.
#5 – Adjust your diet and exercise.
One of the most obvious causes of stress to the joints has to do with weight control. A combination of a good diet + regular exercise can work wonders to reduce stress on your joints.
#6 – Consider a liquid glucosamine supplement.
At Flexicose, our safe and natural liquid glucosamine formula has up to a 95% absorption rate (compared to 30%) in pills. Learn more about why you should choose Flexicose. Learn more about overcoming arthritis and joint pain management with Flexicose. Call today at 866-486-0421 (M-F, 8AM-4PM, Central), or fill out our quick and easy contact form.