So, You’ve Got Joint Pain & Stiffness? Here’s 6 Top Ways to Get Relief!
Whether its after waking up or from doing physical activity, joint pain and stiffness can be nagging and awful, actually stopping you from getting the movement your body needs. But there are some good ways to decrease and even alleviate the symptoms and we’ve got some awesome suggestions below…
Hot & Cold Therapy– When your joints are either sore or swollen, this can really help during different times of the day. If there’s no swelling but your joints are stiff or achy, use a microwavable moist heat pack for 15 minutes at a time. Heat draws blood to the area, helping to loosen those stiff joints. But if they are swollen, say after doing physical activity, use an ice pack to reduce the swelling for 15 minutes per hour.
Eat Foods Rich in Fatty Acids – Foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids not only bolster your immune system, they also help your body to relieve inflammation that can cause both pain and stiffness. And this can definitely help you decrease your use of over the counter pain meds. Cold water fish such as wild salmon, albacore tuna, Atlantic herring, mussels, sword fish, sardines, and Atlantic mackerel are high in these amazing acids. Brussels Sprouts, flax and chia seeds have good amounts, as well as walnuts, soybeans, eggs and yogurt.
Copper Infused Compression Gloves – Compression helps blood flow and circulation, and provides support, relief and recovery from painful stiffness, swelling, and sore muscles. Form-fitting, light-weight compression gloves fit like a second skin, and the open finger-tip design lets you comfortably handle small details. And the adjustable wrist straps give you the perfect fit you desire.
Stretching Exercises – Having strong and flexible muscles help to give your joints the support they need. You can help to avoid pain by keeping your muscles supple. Check out various ways to stretch on You Tube, including Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates which are fabulous ways to stay loose.
Light Exercise – When you increase flexibility and strength, you help to eliminate pain and stiffness. Walking, cycling, swimming, and even moving around in the garden is the kind of exercise that’s easy on the joints while helping you to stay loose.
Massage - Okay, so we’re talking about self-massage and it can really help. Rubbing and loosening the areas around your hand and wrists, knees and ankles can improve you range of motion while helping to decrease pain. Yes, massaging those muscles around you joints can definitely bring about relief.
Always speak with your doctor or a therapist to learn if these tips may work for you.
Copper Fit Compression Gloves™ – These amazing gloves are the latest copper-infused compression gear designed to give you more power, more support, and more confidence in your everyday tasks. Compression gloves help provide support, relief, and recovery from sore muscles and painful joint stiffness in your wrist, palms and fingers. Our form-fitting open-finger design fits like a second skin. Plus, the sure grip technology across the palms and fingers provides added power and confidence when driving, opening or closing valves or jar lids, or any tasks requiring a non-slip grip.