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5 Tips to Dealing With Arthritis

Posted on: May 17th, 2017 by JayHawkPharmacyBlogger

While arthritis can strike at any age, the condition by and large occurs in our twilight years. Besides being incredibly painful, it adds the additional frustration of limiting one’s ability to enjoy normal day-to-day activities. However, some relief is available. Jayhawk Pharmacy would like to offer these tips, courtesy of the Arthritis Foundation:

 

  • Understand all of your treatment options: Exercise, arthritis pain medication or joint surgery for severe arthritic cases can reduce or eliminate your pain caused by arthritis.

 

  • Eat the right foods: Following an anti-inflammatory diet full of fish and vegetables could potentially reduce arthritic flare-ups. Eating healthy can also result in weight loss, which can reduce pressure on your joints, easing your arthritic pain.

 

  • Find the right exercise plan for you: If you are in pain caused by arthritis, exercise may be the last thing on your mind. Activities such as water aerobics and swimming can give you the exercise you need without increasing your joint pain brought on by arthritis.

 

  • Take frequent breaks: Whether you’re in the middle of an arthritis flare-up or you want to avoid another flare-up, it’s important for you to give yourself a break. Taking short naps, going to bed early to get a full 8 hours of sleep, and resting when you feel tired can help reduce the pain caused by arthritis.

 

  • Utilize arthritis mobility products: Give your joints a rest and reduce your recovery time after an arthritic flare-up by using mobility products specially designed for those who suffer from pain caused by arthritis.

 

At Jayhawk Pharmacy, we offer a wide variety of mobility aids that can help you get around easier. From walkers and rollators to canes and crutches, Jayhawk Pharmacy can help you find the best mobility device for your specific needs.

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