Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. Rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, and gout are all commonly known subtypes of arthritis.
These conditions mostly result in pain, stiffness, swelling, and decreased range of motion. Besides seeking help from a doctor to treat it with medications and surgery, arthritis sufferers, indeed, can do something at home to help manage these symptoms.
Proper amount of active exercises could keep the affected joints moving, strengthen the muscles that support the painful joints and preserve and increase joint range of motion, relieving the effect of the condition. Commonly recommended sports include cycling, swimming, and skiing. You should consult your doctor about the most suitable sports for you.
Ice packs or ice compresses are effective in reducing pain and inflammation from many conditions, arthritis included. You can apply ice packs to the affected joints for a short period of time to quickly remove the pain. Remember not to overuse it, or it will worsen your situation.
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