In our senior years we often discover that our bodies often don’t feel the same as when we were just a few years younger. All of a sudden the pains, stiffness and aches start to appear and we look for instant relief from the pain and suffering. Possibly what is ailing is a condition called Osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis pain can occur in any joint, but it most often affects the knees, hips, back, neck, shoulder and hands, which may not only affect your ability to get around but also limit your ability to engage in many of your favorite day-to-day activities and hobbies.
Understanding what hurts and what can help
Learning how to manage osteoarthritis pain can help you take back control of your life and be able to participate in more of the daily activities you enjoy. To get pain relief for arthritis, it helps to know what can make osteoarthritis pain feel worse and what can help you in managing it.
makes osteoarthritis pain feel worse
- Overdoing physical activity
- Getting too little sleep
- Overly tiring your joints
- Putting undue stress on affected joints (eg, carrying heavy shopping bags with one hand)
can help make osteoarthritis pain manageable
- Getting regular, moderate exercise
- Losing weight, if necessary
- Getting herbal massages, and heat and/or cold treatments
- Giving your joints a rest when they need it
- Drink enough Water
- Eat more anti inflammatory Foods
There are all kinds of medications available to treat Arthritis pain. However if you're finding it difficult to take your Arthritis medication because of stomach issues, there are natural alternatives like Thai herbal Compress Massage that are used to treat arthritis.
Fortunate when you visit or live in Thailand you can take advantage of inexpensive Herbal Compress Massage therapy. With the non invasive and natural Thai herbal Compress Massage can get the pain under control—and get you back to of doing the things you love.
Lifestyle changes can help you get pain relief for arthritis, and can also help prevent osteoarthritis from getting to the point where it limits your ability to participate in everyday activities. Here are some helpful suggestions to consider.
Research shows that acupuncture, massage, moderate exercise and yoga can be an effective way to help manage osteoarthritis pain, reducing joint pain and stiffness, helping build muscles around affected joints, and increasing your flexibility and endurance.
Before getting started, talk to your doctor or physical therapist about the type of exercise that's right for you. Then get moving with a program that can include
- Strengthening exercises to build the muscles that support the joints affected by arthritis
- Range of motion exercises, such as stretching your arms, legs, and back, to help keep your joints flexible
- Endurance exercises, such as walking or swimming, to help keep your heart, lungs, and muscles strong
Reduce added stress on your joints.
- Don't over-stress an affected joint
- Avoid staying in one position too long. Reposition your body often to keep your joints from becoming stiff and painful
- Balance activity with rest. Don't keep going when your joints are telling you they need a break. Take a breather when you need it
- Watch your weight. Maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce stress on your joints and increase your ability to get around.
At Spa Patcharapat we treat Osteoarthritis with Thai Herbal Compress Massage. Our Herbal Compress is only made with fresh Thai Herbs.
99/1 Nong Kae Takiab Road, Hua Hin, Thailand