Arthritis is a real pain. Aching joints, inflamed muscle tissue … wherever you’re feeling it, it hurts!
While there isn’t an actual cure for arthritis, there are ways of managing the symptoms so that you can get on with your life. We’ve compiled 4 suggestions that people have told us work for them. Give them a try and let us know which worked for you. Remember to check with your doctor before starting any new fitness or care regime.
- Exercise. Yes, I know it sounds crazy. Why would anyone want to use muscles and joints that are already screaming in pain? The fact is, though, that that exercise can help reduce inflammation. Using those muscles makes them stronger and more supple, so you’re less prone to pain. The best part is that your body releases endorphins when you exercise. Happiness is its own special kind of pain killer.
- Steam. Sitting in a steam shower for just 10 or 15 minutes each day relaxes all your aching joints and muscles. What better reason to invest in a steam shower? As an added bonus, your skin will always look great thanks to the steam’s hydrating and moisturizing effects.
- It’s all about you. Really. Take some time every day to just focus on yourself. Read, soak in the steam shower, float in a warm pool … whatever you do, shut everything else out and just concentrate on relaxing your mind and body.
- Turn on the heat. Whether you sit in a warm steam shower, soak in a warm tub, or press a hot cloth against your aching body part, heat is the key to managing the pain. Heat helps reduce inflammation and relax muscles and joints.
What methods have you found that ease your muscle and joint pain? Ready to add a steam shower to your home treatment regime? Give us a call today.