3 Proven Ways to Manage Arthritis Pain

3 Proven Ways to Manage Arthritis Pain

Arthritis affects your joints through inflammation that causes swelling, pain, and stiffness. It is an autoimmune disorder, meaning that your immune system attacks healthy cells, causing inflammation. People with arthritis know that it worsens with age, but even young people are affected by juvenile arthritis.

The following three strategies can help manage and relieve symptoms of arthritis, including pain, inflammation, and swelling:

  1. Physical Activity – Regular exercise can help reduce arthritis symptoms and releases endorphins that allow your body to relax. Weight loss due to regular exercise also reduces stress on your joints. The best exercises for arthritis are low-impact activities such as walking, swimming, or yoga.
  2. Anti-Inflammatory Diet – Your diet has a direct impact on your arthritis symptoms. An anti-inflammatory diet of fruits, nuts, and leafy greens can reduce the inflammation that causes joint pain. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, can also help reduce pain and swelling in the joints.
  3. Viscosupplementation Viscosupplementation is the injection of hyaluronic acid into the joints to increase joint lubrication and reduce friction. This viscous fluid is an FDA-approved treatment for arthritis designed to reduce pain and inflammation caused by arthritic joints.

At Restore Joint Health, our doctors specialize in treating osteoarthritis through viscosupplementation. This non-surgical, efficient procedure can help relieve your arthritis symptoms with ease. If you have any questions or are interested in learning more, feel free to call us at (402) 307-5225 or visit our office at 10601 S. 72nd St. Suite 102, Papillon, Nebraska 68046.

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