Osteoarthritis Pain: Tips To Relieve ItBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - August 22, 2014
Osteoarthritis pain can be hard to live with. Some people experience so much pain that they find it hard to live a normal life.
There are numerous medications that can help ease your osteoarthritis pain, but if you are not getting enough relief or are looking for a more natural way to feel better, you may want to try these tips.
Extra weight can put added pressure on your joints and make it harder for them to work properly. It can also cause the joints to rub together and make your osteoarthritis pain more severe. Even losing just a few pounds can help and if you do decide to diet, make sure you choose a healthy one.
Aside from helping you lose weight, exercise can help loosen your joints and make them more flexible. This can help make your movements less painful. Don’t overdo it though and always be sure to start off slow.
Vitamins And Nutrients
Certain vitamins and nutrients have been proven to help relieve osteoarthritis pain. Vitamin C has been proven to slow down the progression of osteoarthritis. Vitamin D can help reduce cartilage loss, greater knee pain and difficulty walking, all problems associated with osteoarthritis. It can also help slow down the progression of the disease.
If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and are experiencing pain, talk to your doctor to find out what you can do to lessen the pain and prevent the disease from getting worse. Your doctor may recommend a certain diet or exercise program or may suggest a different medication or additional supplements.