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Arthritis and her management

Struggling with any medical condition and illness is a difficult thing, but it is best to ensure you are seeking professional and medical advice on how to deal with it adequately, so you can get the best treatment and then later continue to treat and maintain it yourself, to full recovery from it or manage the symptoms.

Studies from the NHS have shown that ‘in the UK, about 15,000 children and young people are affected by arthritis yearly’.

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain, restricted movement, swelling (inflammation) in the joints and there are different kinds of arthritis, like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and others.

There are different types of Arthritis, which most of the time do not always require medical treatment like medications, but ultimately it is about lifestyle change and ensuring you are doing things to help yourself live better.

Having this medical condition, it can be a struggle to keep up as you need to ensure you are doing everything to stay healthy and avoid triggering your symptoms. Arthritis affects the bones and muscles mainly in the body which is key for movement, so you need to ensure you are doing all you can to maintain the lifestyle you have to which will make mobility easier and painless.

There are many ways you can manage your arthritis, which we will share with you here, so do try them and enjoy your day without having to feel like it is a struggle.

  • Ensure you are first seeking medical advice and treatment to elevate and boost your recovery. Also, by seeking medical help, there may be procedures you can do for this like, joint repair and others depending on your type of arthritis
  • Ensure you are taking any prescribed medication given on time and properly.
  • Physiotherapy is applied with health professional directives, so you are able to do exercise therapy which will help muscle movement, mobility, and manage pain. It all depends on the physiotherapy given
  • Changing your lifestyle, to be healthier. Exercising is very important as it helps with your mobility, makes the muscle stronger, joints less stiff, and overall helps you stay healthy. You can do exercise like, swimming, walking, yoga, and Pilates, which are also relaxing for the mind to.
  • Managing your weight is very important, especially when you have arthritis. excessive weight can increase stress on joints and make it harder to have healthier joints, so be active.
  • Calcium is key! your bones need calcium to grow, strengthen and it helps maintain them too. So ensure you are having food and liquids that are high in calcium like milk, flax, and spinach.

 

Having arthritis can be maintained and as long as you are making the right lifestyle choices for your body, and seeking professional help you can still enjoy your life.

The 10 Best Foods to Eat If You Have Arthritis

  1. Fatty Fish. Fatty fish varieties such as salmon, mackerel, sardines and trout are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory effects. …
  2. Garlic is jam-packed with health benefits. …
  3. Ginger
  4. Broccoli
  5. Walnut
  6. Berries
  7. Spinach
  8. Grapes
  9. Olive Oil
  10. Tart Cherry Juice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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