Welcome to Rocky Mountain Arthritis. This site is not affiliated or has any connection to the Rocky Mountain Arthritis Foundation. The scope of the arthritis site has not changed. We are dedicated to providing information to help prevent the onset of arthritis in people of all ages. We will kick off the website with these easy and effective arthritis pain remedies to help with arthritis pain.
Stretching should be an integral part of each and every day. Stretching is good not only for the arthritis pain sufferer; but for everyone. Stretching helps to warm up muscles and tendons. This makes them more pliable and loose which will result in reduced likelihood to injury and wear and tear. Try to spend 10 minutes each day stretching every major muscle group.
Once you have stretched or exercised, cool down properly. Rest in a cool environment preferably with a cool spray mist of water. Apply cold compresses to areas that may create arthritis pain and swelling.
Protect your joints. Don’t keep your joints in the same position as they tend to stiffen with sedentary exposure. Always be aware of what you are getting ready to do and use the strongest available joints available for whatever the task.
Exercise every single day of your life.. Exercise can help reduce arthritis pain and joint stiffness. It increases flexibility and muscle strength. It can also help with weight control (see next paragraph), stress management, and helps you feel better in general. The Arthritis Foundation can provide a great list of exercises to help reduce arthritis pain and swelling.
Always try to keep proper balance of your weight. Being overweight can create strain and impact on muscles and weight bearing joints all the time, not just with exercise. Arthritis pain will proliferate. Controlling your weight (or losing weight) can actually reduce the risk of osteoarthritis, can slow the onset of regular arthritis and even reduce the pain of those currently with arthritis.
Consider getting a massage. Massage therapy can relieve your pain, soothe stiff sore muscles, reduce inflammation and swelling. Make sure you utilize someone with experience in massage therapy; or, consider taking massage classes to learn for yourself or loved one.
Get a confirmed diagnosis of your arthritis or whatever your pain and/or swelling may be. If you are experiencing symptoms like pain, stiffness and swelling, you should consider seeing a doctor and getting a proper diagnosis. Remember that there are over one hundred different types of arthritis. It is important to get the specific diagnosis for the type of arthritis you have so that you can treat it.
Take your medication according to your doctor’s instructions. Some treatments may take longer than others. Don’t stop taking your medication just because you feel no different. Ask your doctor. In fact, drill your doctor with every question you can think of. Doing this will help you understand the treatment process and how it will affect you.
Set up a Google search, subscribe to an arthritis publication or consider checking this Rocky Mountain Arthritis site often for news and new treatment methods. Educating yourself (remember to ask questions) and not just relying on your physician is the key to getting the best treatment available.
Thank you for visiting Rocky Mountain Arthritis. I hope you or your loved one will feel better. God bless.