Don't Allow Arthritis to Limit Your Life

By First Posted: Mar 2, 2020 Mon 2:43 PM
Don't Allow Arthritis to Limit Your Life
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Arthritis describe pain, swelling and stiffness in a joint or joints. If you have discomfort in or around a joint that doesn’t go away after a few days, it’s a sign that you might have Arthritis. Although there’s no cure for arthritis, treatments have improved significantly in recent years. Arthritis isn’t a single disease. The term “arthritis” is used to refer to joint inflammation or joint disease.

There is no absolute cure for arthritis. Genetics can increase your likelihood for developing arthritis, as can a strong family history of the disease. Women are also more prone to arthritis than men. You may try to prevent arthritis and still develop the disease. However, you can take actions like mentioned below to reduce your risk and not allow arthritis to limit your life.

>Maintain a healthy weight. This can help to fight off OA.

>Don’t smoke, or quit smoking. This may reduce your chance of developing RA.

>Try to avoid injury when playing sports or participating in recreational activities.

>If your job requires a lot of pushing, pulling, or lifting of heavy objects, take precautions to avoid injury to your joints.

>If your job calls for a lot of typing, practice good posture. If necessary, get a special keyboard, wrist cushion, or pad.

Moving your hands and fingers can help retain your ligaments and tendons supple and increase the function of synovial fluid. Try regular hand exercises to strengthen muscles and relieve arduousness and pain. Simple exercises like flexing and bending, finger touching, and finger sliding can help keep your fingers limber and avert arthritis to limit your life.


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