12 Things You Can Do To IMPROVE YOUR LIFE WITH ARTHRITIS
1. Stretch multiple times a day. 2. Alternate your exercises doing weight bearing and non-weight bearing exercises. 3. Use tools that make it easier on your joints such as large handled can openers and large grips on kitchen tools. 4. Carry grocery bags on your forearms, instead of straining the joints in your fingers. 5. Have commonly used items within easy reach to avoid squatting, kneeling or having to reach high overhead. 6. Get up and move often. Don’t sit for more than 30 minutes without getting up for a break.
7. Avoid prolonged kneeling. 8. Have good posture when sitting and standing.
9. Drink plenty of water. 10. Eat nutritious foods.
11. Avoid fried foods, sodas and other items that increase inflammation in your body. 12. Work with our physical therapists to create a treatment plan and update it with a yearly check-up. If you have joint pain, call us today to learn about our arthritis relief programs. We recommend a yearly physical therapy check-up to ensure you are performing at your best.
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