Category: Pain relief
Guide to Managing a Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare Up
Whether you are newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or have been diagnosed for years, a flare-up can catch you off guard and can be frustrating. You could be going along with your daily life with your anti-inflammatory diet, good lifestyle habits, medication adherence, and still have a flare up. Flare ups, also known as […]
Crocheting: How to Prevent Hand and Wrist Pain 🧶
If you have been crafting or crocheting for any period of time you may notice your hands, thumb, or wrist begin to get sore or achy after use. The repetitive movements especially done in an awkward hand or wrist position can put pressure through the joints and stress the joints. Crocheting can be a fun […]
Is Ice Good for Arthritis Pain?
So is ice good for arthritis? The short answer is yes, it can be! How Ice Works on the Body Cold constricts or makes the blood vessels smaller in the body. The smaller blood vessels lead to less overall blood flow in a given area of the body that helps reduce swelling and inflammation. If […]
Hand Osteoarthritis: What are the Symptoms? What are the Treatments?
Osteoarthritis in the hand can be a real pain! This disease will affect about half of all women and about a quarter of all men in their lifetime before they’re 85 years of age. We use our hands for nearly every activity we do every day so it is crucial that we understand the symptoms […]
Arthritis Pain Relief: What Is The Best Choice For Me?
When you have arthritis you may feel overwhelmed with the treatment options for pain relief. Here is an overview of your options, where we try to help you weigh the pros and cons of different treatments. There are four main criteria that may help you make a decision: Cost Risks Time to feel better Lasting […]