Drug companies may have people believing that the only way to battle the effects of arthritis is to give in to the aggressive marketing and start on a prescription.
However, millions of people affected by arthritis manage to reverse the damage, beat back the pain, and feel better with no drugs at all, by doing only these 5 things:
Oh, what 5 things are we talking about? Find out in today’s article…
Use Heat and Cold Therapies
Many people who find the coming of winter almost unbearable due to the stiffness that the morning chill can deliver may find that keeping a hoe pad on a timer to warm achy joints and muscles in the morning is of great benefit. Conversely, keeping a bag for ice handy following therapy or exercise can also cool the joints and reduce inflammation later.
When you’re in pain, the last thing you may want to do is exercise. However, studies continue to come out that show people who have arthritis tend to suffer much less when they exercise regularly. Get with your doctor or a certified fitness trainer about where to start in order to optimize results and mitigate the risk of injury.
Add a supplement
Many sufferers of arthritis find that even though they may have a “normal” level of vitamin D or other joint-critical nutrients, they might not have optimum levels. Fighting off the ravages of inflammation will depend upon reaching those optimum levels. Find out here which supplements you should be considering…
Change your diet
Foods that used to once comfort can now turn against you and cause you pain. Many people develop intolerances during their lives that can directly trigger debilitating flare-ups. The best examples are chemicals found in processed foods. The most effective way to stuff inflammation and cool the joints is to get as close to natural and un-processed as possible.
Another thing that is almost a guarantee to excessive inflammation is stress. Biological, environmental, sensory and emotional stress makes it difficult for our immune systems to function like they are supposed to.
The constant “fight” to beat back stress takes a toll. Getting stress under control by eliminating it in the first place will be the best first-aid you can give to those achy joints.