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Four Ways to Relieve Arthritis Pain

Arthritis sufferers live their day-to-day lives in constant pain. Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis and it is a debilitative disease, getting more painful the longer someone lives through the disease.

The physicians at Atlanta Hand Specialist we work tirelessly to relieve our patients who are suffering from any form of arthritis. Our dedicated team of doctors and nurses are here to alleviate your pain and get you back to living the life you love.

There are four ways you can alleviate your pain from arthritis without medication or surgery. By utilizing these strategies for yourself, you can delay or avoid a prolonged period of discomfort, improve mobility, or delay the onset of the disease. Improve your quality of life with these four at-home remedies.

Hot and Cold Therapy

It appears some of the oldest treatments are the best. Research has shown that a warm water (not hot) bath or shower has the ability to ease stiffness and keep joints loose.

Warm water can reduce the effects of gravity compressing on the joint, provide 360 degrees of support for sore limbs, decrease swelling and inflammation, and increase circulation.

Lose Weight

Being overweight can increase complications brought on by arthritis and contribute to overall pain. An excess of weight can increase pressure on your joints and increase wear and tear on ligaments. By losing weight, you can improve mobility, decrease pain, and prevent further injury to your joints.

Exercise

Exercising can be a great way to increase mobility, lose weight, and increase blood flow to the joints and limbs. It is important to remember that when exercising, you should avoid activities that will exacerbate your arthritic condition.

Weight-bearing exercises such as running or jogging may increase pain and pressure on your joints, but low impact workouts such as swimming, cycling, or even light walking can improve your daily life.

Herbal Remedies

Supplements and herbs can improve the quality of life of any arthritis sufferer. Please note that while the Food and Drug Administration doesn’t approve supplements for use of pain relief, many of these herbs and supplements are undergoing rigorous clinical trials now to ascertain their suitability.

Some of the herbs and supplements to consider adding to your diet are Black Currant Oil, Borage Oil, Boswellia, Capsaicin, Cat’s Claw, Devil’s Claw, Evening Primrose, Fish Oil, Flaxseed, Ginkgo, Ginger, Glucosamine, Melatonin, Pine Bark, Rose Hips, St. John’s Wort, Stinging Nettle, Turmeric, and Valerian.

Many of these herbal supplements are available over-the-counter in pill form, but also can be made into teas and added to food as spice. Consult your doctor before beginning an herbal or supplemental course on your own.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Specialists

Atlanta Hand Specialist are the arthritis experts.  If you are experiencing pain related to an arthritic condition in your hands, wrists, fingers, or joints, don’t hesitate to call our expert physicians today.

To schedule an appointment, fill out our online form or contact our office at (770) 333-7888. We have six convenient locations in Smyrna, Marietta, Canton, East Cobb, and Douglasville.

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