Many adults are suffering from arthritis this is brought about by, genetics, obesity injuries age, and autoimmune disorders. Arthritis is the inflammation or swelling and stiffness of one or more joints.
Specific symptoms vary depending on the type of arthritis but usually include joint pain and stiffness, swelling, and reduced amount of motion.
The common known examples in adults are Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia, gout, and lupus.
Simple physical exercises are the most natural and effective way to reduce and relieve the pain.
When you are physically active it can easily reduce pain, and improve body function, mood, and quality of life for adults with arthritis. Regular exercises also help reduce your risk of contracting lifestyle diseases like heart disease and obesity
Sometimes you might have to cut down on physical activity this depends on your body’s warning signs.
Manage your weight
Lose excess weight and stay healthy especially when you have arthritis. For people who are overweight or obese, losing weight reduces stress on joints, particularly weight-bearing joints like the hips and knees.
Losing a little weight is good for people with arthritis. You can check on your diet and a little exercise like walking does wonders.
Go for regular check-ups
Arthritis presents itself with symptoms like joint pain, stiffness, and redness. When you have the symptoms talk to your doctor so that he can fully check you out. Once a diagnosis is fully established you can start treatment right away to minimize the symptoms and prevent the disease from getting worse.
The focus of arthritis treatment is to
Minimize joint damage.
Improve or maintain function and quality of life.
You can also ensure that you have control of your arthritis by attending regular doctor appointments as requested and adhering to the treatment plan.
Heat or cold treatment
You can heat up a pad and place it on your stiff joints the heat will increase blood flow and soothe the joints. You can also place ice cubes on your stiff and inflamed joints, the cold therapy constricts blood vessels. You can opt for these two treatments in alternates.
Protect your joints from pressure
Although physical activity helps reduce arthritis symptoms but strenuous activity applies pressure on your joints increasing stiffness, pain, and inflammation which makes arthritis worse. Go for simple activities like walking or swimming.
You need to listen to your body. In case of any inquiries, you have to talk to your doctor. Do not self-medicate to easy pain that’s an abuse of drugs.