Tips to help ease arthritis pain…

April 18th, 2012 2 Comments

Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout are common types of arthritis in older people. Warning signs include ongoing joint pain, swelling and stiffness of joints, pain when touching the joint, challenges when moving the joint, and experiencing redness in a joint. As one who is involved in NJ elder care, if you or your aging loved one experiences arthritis pain, these tips may help ease the discomfort:

  • Getting lots of rest
  • Exercising
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Taking medicines such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen
  • Watching your weight
  • Applying heating pads, cold packs
  • Swimming in a warm pool
  • Soaking in a warm bath

It’s important to say: always check with your physician before trying any new treatment.

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