Arthritis, one of the most
common disorders that can affect anyone is actually a complex disorder
comprising several conditions, all of which
sharing one common symptom:
arthritis joint pain. There are over a hundred different types of arthritis
joint pain but the most common are osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis
(RA), and gout.
For most patients suffering from arthritis joint pain, living with this kind
of condition means a life-long task punctuated with nothing but agony.
However, this does not have to be the case with you. While it is true that
most forms of arthritis are irreversible (as it is impossible to grow back a
cartilage), there are steps that you can take in order to minimize the pain
that is usually associated with this debilitating disease.
Protect Your Joints
Although arthritis can strike anyone at any time of their life, most cases
of arthritis occurs in people who are older. Aging appears to be a major
contributive factor to arthritis joint pains - a fact that is understandable
as everyone goes through a considerable amount of wear and tear in their
joints as they grow older.
Age also causes toxic waste circulation in the blood, dead cells, and liquid
can accumulate in the various joints and cause inflammation and pain. If
inflammation continues it can cause damage to your joints. In some cases the
cartilage coating on the bone ends, wears down and the joints then rub, bone
to bone creating extreme pain.
By using fatty acids which provide lubrication for the joints, the joints
will not wear down as much as a result less inflammation and less pain. Some
recommend oils are:
- Borage Oil
- Primrose Oil
- NKO Oil
You will benefit from these oils by feeling less joint stiffness and pain in
In order to prevent further damage and worse pain, be extra careful as you
go about your daily routine. Below are some tips to help you protect your
joints, recommend by the Mayo Clinic:
- Save your weaker joints and use the strongest joint instead. For instance,
you can carry things with your palm open. That way, you can distribute the
weight equally over your forearm. Also, instead of lifting things off the
counter or workbench, you can just slide them along the surface.
- Save your little finger. Don't put too much stress on your little finger
by moving your hands in such a way as to push the other fingers toward your
little finger. Instead, try brushing bread crumbs off the table with the
palm facing you and the little finger resting on the table.
- Avoid stressing your thumb and fingers by making a tight fist or holding
items for too long. You can do this by holding a book, mug, or other things
in the palm of your hand, instead of holding them with your fingers. If
you've been reading a book for some time, use a book holder instead of
continually supporting the book with your fingers.
- Exercise those joints. Freedom of motion is one of the things that you may
have to forsake if you suffer from arthritis joint pain. The longer you
suffer, the shorter range of movement you will have at your disposal. You
can avoid this by moving your joints through their full pain-free range of
motion. Do this at least once a day and observe the results.
- Learn to understand arthritis joint pain. Of course, if you have
arthritis, it is most likely that you will experience arthritis joint pain.
However, try to distinguish between arthritis joint pain and pain that
results from overusing a joint. When you are able to do this, you can
determine what specific activity that caused you joint pain and avoid doing
it in the future.
Brad Bahr is the editor of
many health related websites and publications. He has been testing and
reviewing nutritional supplements for over 20 years. After trying hundreds
of products, he recommends one supplement above all others for renewing
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