Living with Arthritis PainMay 05, 2014
Arthritis is a painful condition that causes inflammation and stiffness of the joints. According to NEBH partner the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 50 million Americans have some form of arthritis and it is the leading cause of disability in the US. In honor of National Arthritis Awareness month, the Arthritis Foundation offers the following tips on living with arthritis.
Educate yourself about arthritis
Learning all you can about your form of arthritis will help you manage your symptoms. And, in the case of osteoarthritis, you might be able to prevent or slow the progression of it.
Be physically active
Physical activity and weight management are important and can help manage the pain and stiffness from many forms of arthritis. Whether you are starting your own routine or want to join a program, there are many options for you to choose from.
Protect your joints
Whether you are working out or working in the yard or just looking for a way to be kind to your hard-working joints, it is important to minimize the trauma they experience. Here are some tips to help protect joints and keep them feeling better.
If you have any type of persistent pain, you should consult an orthopedic expert. Visit arthritis.org for more information and helpful tips.