Steps to Manage Arthritis
Posted: Aug 20, 2021
Arthritis is a term often used to mean any disorder that affects joints. Symptoms generally include joint pain and stiffness along with redness, warmth, swelling and decreased movement. We often hear our beloved seniors complaining about joint pains which are mainly caused due to arthritis.
Today I will share some steps that will help our beloved seniors managing arthritis pain:
It is necessary for our beloved seniors that they maintain healthy body weight as extra pounds put pressure on weight-bearing joints like knees, hips etc. resulting in arthritis.
Physiotherapy can help in reducing arthritis pain to a large extent. There are many elder care services in Kolkata that provide physiotherapy services at the convenience of your home. Moreover, they use modern techniques like "ultrasound and electric stimulation" that help in reducing arthritis pain and providing much-needed comfort.
High Blood sugar often stiffens the tissue that supports joints of a body resulting in pain and stress. Senior people must monitor their sugar level from time to time and consult a doctor immediately if they notice some abnormality in their health or test reports.
Regular movement of the body for at least 30 minutes will help to strengthen the muscles that support the knees and hips thereby reducing the chance of having arthritis. Walking or swimming is considered good to prevent arthritis.
Meditation and other relaxation techniques help to reduce arthritis pain by lowering the stress level and enabling you to cope up with arthritis pain and inflammation.
Regular gentle stretching can improve the senior’s range of motion. They should make a habit to stretch their body gently daily for at least 10-15 minutes.
Heat and cold treatments can help relieve arthritis pain and inflammation. A long warm shower in the morning helps to ease the stiffness of the joints. Wrapping a pack of ice or a bag of frozen vegetables in a towel and applying it to the painful joints helps in quick relief. Ice should never be applied directly to the skin.
Senior people should consume fish that are high in Omega- 3s, like salmon, trout and mackerel that will help in preventing arthritis. Additionally, a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables as a plant-based diet provides antioxidants, which are known for reducing inflammation.
Debosree is a professional writer working in the Senior Care Field for quite a long time. She has written many informative blogs and articles on the senior care facilities that are available. He has a great reader base.