May is National Arthritis Awareness Month! In the clinic we see quite a few people dealing with symptoms associated with arthritis. The good news is that there are some easy ways to help decrease the pain associated with arthritis.
1. Eat heathy and drink plenty of water. Eating earthly and drinking plenty of water will make sure your joints stay hydrated and function properly and you are ready for the day.
2. Stretching. Stretching will allow your muscles to stay loose and allow for optimal movement.
3. Stay active. Walking biking, and swimming are great low impact forms of exercises. Guidelines recommend 150 minutes of activity per week or 30 minutes 5x/week.
4. Heat or Ice. Both can help decrease joint pain, or you can even alternate them throughout the day. Apply either for about 10-15 minutes at a time and leave at least 45 minutes between your next application!
Do you have questions about how physical therapy can help your arthritis pain?! Give us a call for more information at 1-888-THERAPY.
Rebecca Varoga, PT, DPT
Physical Therapy Consultants
PTC_therapy May 9th, 2018
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