While arthritis doesn’t have a specific diet to follow, there are foods that should be avoided if you want to reduce your chances of arthritis inflammation and pain. Here are the top 10 foods to avoid if you have arthritis: Fried Food—You don’t want salt, you don’t want fat, you don’t want artificial preservatives, and [...]
If your work involves heavy lifting, you should strongly consider the potential for additional pain and damage stemming from your arthritis. Plan your job around mitigation of your arthritis condition. Always consult with your medical health provider if you are concerned about the potential for workplace injury. If your work is more sedentary or hands [...]
Arthritis can be debilitating disease that is a constant barrier to doing simple everyday tasks that were once routine. Adopting devices designed to assist people with arthritis can aid greatly in regaining access to lost abilities. Tools such as scissors or knives have been redesigned to accommodate the effects of arthritis. Other devices for opening [...]
Smoking and drinking alcohol can both be causes of inflammation and pain related to your arthritis. Tobacco is full of toxins that can cause trauma to the connective tissues while even a seemingly moderate amount of alcohol consumption (1-2 drinks per day) can cause inflammation and increased joint pain from arthritis. Avoiding smoking and consuming [...]
Yes, cold and heat can provide temporary pain and stiffness relief. Applying cold will help to reduce the joint swelling by slowing circulation in the area you’re cooling down. Reduced swelling helps regain motion in the joint while the cold numbs the area from pain. Applying heat to the area will increase your circulation and [...]
Yes, weight can increase arthritis pain. It’s easier to stay active if you’re also a healthy weight. Being at a healthy body weight is a great way to provide relief to painful and inflamed joints. Every pound of extra weight provides greater stress to already compromised joints.
No; stay active. Letting your joints stiffen up will lead to a loss of mobility, and encourage joint pain and possible damage. You need to maintain your joints’ range of motion (flexibility) with low-impact activities that use all of your joints in a wide range of motions. Talk to your doctor about a good exercise [...]
A substantial number of arthritis sufferers are identified as being overweight or obese and are relatively inactive physically; this adds further unneeded stress to their joints.
1 in 4 Canadian women and 1 in 6 Canadian men have arthritis. Women are more likely to have arthritis than men with nearly 60% of all people with arthritis being female.