Arthritic Pain Buster
ARTHRITIC PAIN BUSTER
Arthritis is a degenerative disease that attacks the weight bearing joints which become inflamed, resulting in stand pain. A strange thing about arthritis is that it is very elusive; joint pains can be attributed to many causes. It is only through persistent monitoring that you’d know for certain if you are afflicted.
Many doctors say arthritis has no cure. They can only prescribed pain relievers. Of course such “remedy” does not solve the root of the problem. It is merely a symptomatic cure. But is it really true that arthritis has no cure?
Doctors’ today advice arthritis patients to pace their activities, by spreading out the task over several days, your joints won’t need to put it up with so much stress. For instance, in cleaning the house, vacuum one day and polish the floor the next day. Also, instead of straining your wrist joints when reading a book use a book stand or rest.
A flaring attack of arthritis leaves one quite immobile. The arthtai chritic patient would not dare think of exercising. But becoming inactive is almost guaranteed to make matters worse. This reminds me of some tai chi students who are quite last to persevere and learn the stances that would correct their body alignment to ensure a better energy flow. They go,” Ouch! Tai Chi is giving me so much pain. I’d rather not do it.” The wiser and more patient ones eventually reap wonderful results health-wise.
This is also true with arthritis. Sit and you degenerate more. The longer you procrastinate, the more your muscles and joints go on atrophy and possibly even be deformed, losing their ability to function. Immobility makes the muscles small, weak and stiff. Exercise is vital for arthritis.
Nature has its own way of curing the body’s illness. The natural way of flexing the joints makes the muscles strong, alleviating the pain by activating the release of the body’s own natural painkillers.
People say, “No pain, no gain”, others say, “Whatever you do, don’t strain yourself”.
Everyone is different, and you can be the best judge of how much you can take. Go easy on yourself in the beginning until you get used to exercising.
Swimming is an exercise which is also a welcome treat. Swimming makes all the muscle groups move in the buoyancy of water.
Whatever exercise you choose for yourself, be aware of the components of fitness – strength, endurance, flexibility or range of motion. The last refers to the degree the joint can be moved in the direction for which it was designed. Ranges of motion exercise are very important as they restore flexibility, maintain joint movement, and relieve stiffness.
Many warm up exercise in tai chi take care of this aspect. Yoga asanas is also another option to consider. These two ancient methods not just oil those squeaky joints but give the body revitalized energy and promote relaxation.
Stress condition have decisive role to play in causing arthritis to strike, according to the researchers of the Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Many arthritic patients suffer intense bouts of pain whenever there’s stress.
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