Inflammation is one of the challenging conditions for people suffering from arthritis. A combination approaches and lifestyle changes can help to stop inflammation that fuels arthritis symptoms. If you address the inflammation that fuels pain and stiffness, you will be able to get relieve the discomfort. Continued inflammation in the joints leads to destruction of the joint and may lead to long-term disability. There are different ways to manage arthritis inflammation that won’t cure the disease, but will improve you symptoms and potentially help in preventing joint damage.
Five ways to manage arthritis inflammation
Arthritis medications include prescription disease-modifying ant-rheumatic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and biologics that work by targeting inflammation agents involved in body’s immune system misfiring.
2. Food diet
“While there are no comprehensive clinic studies on the diets that have an impact on arthritis, people appear better when they cut foods believed to contribute to inflammation,” says Bernadette C. Siaton, MD, a rheumatologist and assistant professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology and clinical immunology at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in Baltmore. The results may be different in different people but consider cutting the foods that are known to increase inflammation such as dairy, red meat, processed foods, and sugary foods. Instead of these foods, eat various foods such as fresh fruits, nuts, non-nightshade vegetables, whole foods and fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
3. Do exercises
Exercises are very important in making you remain active. Low impact exercises such as water aerobics or swimming, are the most recommended exercises. They help in increasing flexibility and build strength. But knowing when to exercise is vital, for instance it is not good to go for low-impact exercises when you have a very sore joint.
4. Sleep better
Inflammation is affected by the quality of sleep you get. Make sure that when you are experiencing psoriatic arthritis pain, ensure that you don’t disrupt your sleep. If you find it difficult sleeping for a minimum of seven hours a day, then consult with you family doctor and learn how you can improve your sleeping habit.
If you are under treatment for arthritis inflammation, try these alternative strategies to see whether you can get relief. Above all, consult with you family doctor and learn of any other ways to reduce inflammation pain. Different treatments work for different people, so identifying the right treatment that will work for you should be the first step.