Arthritis is a disease containing a group of degenerative conditions and pain marked by having joints inflammation that causes pain and stiffness.
If you have Osteoarthritis, it gets worse as you age. Moreover, its the conventional type of arthritis and caused by continued wear and tear through the years.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a type where the immune system attacks the joints thinking they are foreign tissues. Due to that, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease.
Traditionally, the doctors treated arthritis with anti-inflammatory painkillers and medications. However, depending on the patient, some drugs were causing side effects.
Today, there are various effective methods without sides effects. Various Vancouver chiropractic services will help to relieve the pain. Moreover, there are also natural ways that can help in reducing arthritis naturally. Even though, you will need to consult your Vancouver Chiro therapist before you try these natural remedies:
- Using Hot And Cold Therapy
Having a simple cold and heat treatments bring a significant difference in treating arthritis pain. If you have long and warm showers and especially in the morning, it helps in easing joints stiffness. Moreover, you can use a moist heating pad or electric blanket during the night to help keep the joints loose.
Cold treating, on the other hand, are also better in relieving pain in your joints, inflammation, and swelling. You can wrap an ice pack or frozen vegetables using a towel and then apply to your joints for quick relief.
- Losing Weight
When you have too much weight, it becomes an impact on the amount of pain you will experience when suffering from arthritis. The more weight you have, it will put more pressure on your joints and mostly your feet, hips, and knees.
When you lose weight, it helps to improve your mobility, reduce the pain and prevent having future joints damage.
- Trying Acupuncture
An Acupuncture is a treatment practiced by acient Chinese and it involves inserting various thin needles. The needles were inserted in specific body points.
The process helped in rerouteing energies and also restoring body balances. However, this practice is the most researched and also recommended by WHO to treat various conditions.
The practice can reduce arthritis pain. In case you plan to explore the treatment, its better you access a certified and licensed acupuncturist.
Despite losing weight, there are other essential benefits associated with exercises. When you have regular movements, it helps in maintaining joints flexibility.
However, weight-bearing exercises are damaging such as walking and running. So that to avoid, you can try low-impact activities that will not add further stresses in your joints such as swimming and water aerobics.
- Meditation That Copes With Pain
Having both meditation and relaxation techniques will help in reducing arthritis pain. It helps to reduce the stress and enable you to deal better.
In various studies, mindful meditation practices help most people suffering from joint pains. Moreover, the researchers indicate that people having arthritis and depression will benefit the most from meditation.
If you reduce stress, then swelling, and inflammation pain drops.