4 Ways to Get Arthritis Pain Relief
Relieve arthritis pain Twenty-seven million Americans have osteoarthritis. Luckily, researchers are always on the lookout for new ways to reduce arthritis pain. Heres an update on the latest findings.
In a recent study, researchers from Australia found that arthritis sufferers who walked 1,500 steps, twice a day, three days a week, had significantly less arthritis pain and improved physical function (the patients were also taking glucosamine sulphate supplements).
Strengthen Your Quadriceps (If Youre a Woman)
The knee is the joint most commonly affected by arthritis, but strong quadriceps muscles seem to lessen the pain. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics researchers found that women, especially, had a lower incidence of pain and stiffness in their knees when they strengthened their quadriceps muscles.
Try Tai Chi
The slow, rhythmic moves of Tai Chi, a Chinese style of martial arts, has been shown to ease the pain of arthritis in the knees and improve physical functioning in people over the age of 65, according to research conducted at Tufts University.
Ask Your Doctor About Electromagnetic Pulses
In a study at Henry Ford Hospital, people who had therapy using a low-intensity pulsating electromagnetic frequency device had 40 percent pain relief the first day. The patients wore the device on their knees for 15 minutes, two times a day for six weeks