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Joint pain, all the squeaks? You have arthritis does not win!

June 13 2006

It seems that you can not stop arthritis? There is great news - now you can! Use the 10 tips for arthritis specialists, and your life will be much easier.

Protect your joints

Make sure that your joints are not located in one position for a long time. Alternate work and rest during the day.


Workout should be part of the lives of everyone with arthritis. A good workout helps warm up muscles and tendons, making them more flexible and less prone to disruption and tension. Spend at least 10 minutes a day for exercise and work through each muscle group.


Take a break from physical activity. Take rest in the shade or shade. Dampen the joints with cold water, wind or ice, make a cold compress in a towel, use it to reduce pain and swelling.


Exercise may help reduce pain and stiffness in the joints and increase their strength and flexibility. They also help to monitor the weight, make you more resilient to stress and improve overall health.


Therapeutic massage can help relieve your pain, soothe sore muscles and reduce inflammation and swelling. Use butter or cream for a softer massage. If possible massage area of inflammation 5-10 minutes a day.

Watch your weight

Overweight, not even very big effort on the joints and is responsible for body weight, and can cause arthritis. Studies have shown that loss of excess weight reduces the risk of osteoarthritis and pain in the neck area. Losing weight can also help slow the progression of arthritis.

Medical examination

If you feel pain, watching the tumor for more than one week, then you should think about the visit to the doctor. Remember that there is more than a hundred types of arthritis. It is important to determine exactly what kind of arthritis you have.

Strictly follow your doctor's instructions

You should not stop taking medication just because you think they do not help you. First, consult your doctor. It is important to understand that treatment can take from several days to months, until the drugs really work.

Watch for new products

Development of medicine involves the emergence of new drugs for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other types of disease. If you think that the current medication does not help, consult your doctor on other treatment options.

Find information on the treatment themselves

It is important to independently search for information about the disease. Find a few good Web sites and subscribe to their mailing list, if available. Can get in a couple of online communities of patients with arthritis forum or bulletin board. Do not hesitate to visit a doctor and do not hesitate to ask questions.

Васильева Камилла

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