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Arthritis Pain

A Staying Healthy Tip from HCR ManorCare

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What steps can I take to combat arthritis pains? For arthritis relief you can:

  1. Outfit your home with tools to take the pressure off your joints – grip bars in your shower, easy grip jar and bottle openers, etc.
  2. Get plenty of sleep (8-10 hours a night) for your body to rest, heal and provide energy to reduce fatigue that sometimes comes with arthritis.
  3. Eat foods high in vitamins and minerals. This can help you lose or maintain weight, which will take pressure off your joints.
  4. Ask your doctor if there are any supplements or vitamins you could take to help with arthritis pain.
  5. Stay active – the flow of nutrients and oxygen to the joints is reduced with immobility.