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Managing Arthritis

Updated: May 26, 2023

Arthritis is a chronic condition that affects a significant number of individuals worldwide. The disease causes inflammation and stiffness in the joints, causing varying degrees of pain in the affected areas. Here are a few simple and effective ideas to ease the discomfort at home.

  1. One of the best ways to manage arthritic pain is by staying active. Exercise has been shown to increase joint flexibility and reduce joint stiffness, leading to fewer episodes of pain. Low-impact exercises such as swimming, cycling and walking are highly recommended for those with arthritis.

  2. Maintaining a healthy body weight is crucial for managing arthritic pain as it reduces stress on the joints. A healthy diet, combined with regular exercise, can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

  3. A good night's sleep is essential for overall health and is especially important for people with arthritis. Adequate rest helps to reduce inflammation and ease joint pain.

  4. Alternating between heat and cold therapy is another effective way to manage arthritic pain. Heat therapy can help to reduce stiffness, while cold therapy can help to minimize inflammation.

  5. You might find it beneficial to add on an organic topical ointment in addition to any medication. Choose a completely natural product that will be safe to use as needed without worrying about conflicting side effects. Over-the-counter therapies are incredibly useful to take the edge off the pain. We highly recommend our Peruvian Gold Joint Balm, our best selling pain relief balm beloved by our customers.

  6. A warm bath is a great way to soothe arthritic pain. It relaxes your muscles, reduces stiffness, and minimizes inflammation. Add Epsom salt and essential oils like lavender or rosemary to the bath for added relaxation and anti-inflammatory benefits. Clove is a wonderful addition to numb nerve pain while frankincense and peppermint bring a warming and cooling sensation that shifts your focus off the pain.

  7. Incorporate anti-inflammatory foods into your diet: Foods that have anti-inflammatory properties can help manage arthritic pain. Some of the best anti-inflammatory foods include ginger, turmeric, green tea, and fatty fish such as salmon.

  8. Practice meditation and relaxation techniques: Stress can exacerbate the symptoms of arthritis. Therefore, incorporating relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing can help manage chronic pain caused by arthritis.

The Bottom Line

Incorporating a variety of the above-discussed methods into your daily routine can significantly reduce the symptoms of arthritis. We take a holistic approach when developing our therapies, and so should you! We believe your health is the sum of good habits practiced over time. Don't forget to seek advice from your doctor before trying new treatments or therapies, especially if you are on medication or have severe arthritic pain.

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