Wednesday, January 18, 2006


Eight Ways to Manage Arthritis Naturally

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Live to a ripe old age and most likely, you will develop osteoarthritis. There are actually 100 different forms of arthritis ("arth" meaning joint and "itis" meaning inflammation). The common denominator is inflammation, characterized by redness, swelling, heat and pain in the joints.
Simple tasks like getting out of bed quickly, bending down to tie shoelaces, or climbing up the stairs may seem arduous for one living with the condition. But there are ways you can start caring for yourself. Some of the steps given here are simple enough. Others are basic steps toward longer-term goals. Monitor the SymptomsIf you have pain, stiffness or swelling in or around a joint for more than two weeks, consult your doctor immediately. Arthritis can attack suddenly or develop over some period of time. Seek a more specific diagnosis as there are over 100 types of arthritis. You can nip arthritis in the bud if you get the right diagnosis, and know how to treat it specifically. Never Say WaitEarly treatment means less joint damage and less pain. Your doctor may prescribe a combination of treatments such as weight management, pain medication, exercise, use of heat and cold, and ways to protect your joints from further damage. Don't Stress Out Your JointsHeavy people tend to suffer from back problems and knee injuries as these joints are carrying more weight than they can handle. It can also cause or aggravate osteoarthritis and increase your risk of gout. Laughter Is the Best MedicineDon't take yourself too seriously. Hang around lighthearted, not depressive people. Laughing helps relax your muscles, relieve pain and even boost your immune system. It's the least expensive and most fun way to ease your joint sorrows.


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