No Reason to Endure Daily Pain: Ways to Alleviate Arthritis Symptoms
Although there is no cure for most types of arthritis, the truth is that there are ways you can manage this disease. Once you commit to the fight and start using the right methods, you can live well with arthritis. Here are some ways to approach the fight.
First things first, in order to fight arthritis you must take your medications as prescribed. And although this may sound too obvious, the truth is that many people often skip or forget to take their medicines. But for them to be effective and provide the much-needed relief, they must be taken as directed. For instance, paracetamol pills like panamax tablets are usually the first medicine doctors recommend for the relieving all types of musculoskeletal pain, including arthritis. Paracetamol has been used as an analgesic for over 120 years for its efficacy, safety, widespread availability and low cost that position it as the main go-to for pain relief. But again, only when taken regularly, panamax tablets can help manage severe pain and reduce the need for stronger pain medicines.
Second, some foods and spices can also play a role in relieving joint pain. Mainly, it’s about healthy eating and including lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds in your diet. Apart from being natural inflammation fighters, these food types can also help you control your weight (keeping a healthy weight is important in order to ease up some of the stress the joints endure). You can add things like broccoli and cabbage as they are full of a compound known as sulforaphane which is known for slowing cartilage damage in joints caused by osteoarthritis. Fatty fish like tuna and salmon rich in omega 3 can also help fight inflammation. When it comes to spices, turmeric is one of the best-researched inflammation fighters, so make sure you stock up.
Third, applying topical medications like different types of arthritis gels and creams can also dull the pain. They can provide short-term but effective relief and work best for joints that are close to the surface of the skin like those in the hands or knees.
Last but not least, when suffering from arthritis, exercising should be at the top of your list of priorities. Physical activity is essential for strengthening the muscles around the joints. Moreover, this can also help maintain/ improve bone strength, your overall strength and energy levels.