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Getting Relief From Arthritis Naturally

By Stephen R. Farris

When it comes to arthritis, dealing with the pain can be wrenching at times. The condition can develop in our joints and cause us not to be as mobile as we once were. We may not feel like getting out of bed and into our daily routine, and it can affect us to the point it becomes more difficult to do some of the simplest tasks, such as opening a lid from a jar, to walking outside to bringing in the daily mail.

However, there are a few things we can do to get a little relief from arthritis pain when it flares up.

Losing Weight

Even just a few pounds of weight can cause our bodies to function differently. It can even cause undue stress on our bones, joints and muscles. Losing weight can reduce that pressure and help give you much needed relief.

Exercise

Incorporating exercise into your daily activities can also lessen the pain of arthritis. You might try walking for 15 minutes in the mornings or afternoons. You can even try aerobic exercise such as yoga or tai chi. Exercise can help loosen up stiff joints and tight muscles.

Spice up Your Meals

Certain spices, such as turmeric, have anti-inflammatory properties in them. They not only help reduce inflammation in your body, especially if you are an arthritis sufferer, but can add a boost of flavor to your dishes. Do some research to find out what other spices are available to help with inflammation as well. Check into foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, as they can help reduce joint stiffness and pain.

Massage

There's nothing like a soothing massage to relax you after a hard day at work or play. If you suffer from arthritis, you might consider setting up an appointment to get a massage. A massage can help loosen stiff and tight muscles and helps improve your range of motion.

When you start to feel pain from arthritis, or aches in your back, joints and neck, you can get relief from a professional chiropractor, such as those found at The Joint Chiropractic. The Joint has over 500 nationwide locations and no appointment is necessary. One of their highly trained on-staff chiropractors can examine you and suggest treatment options that can help give you relief from the pain you're feeling.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Atlanta, Ga.

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