Some Important Tips to Manage Arthritis Pain

1.Improve sleep

Poor sleep habits can worsen arthritis pain and fatigue, but there are things you can do to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Make your bedroom dark, cool, and quiet. Avoid caffeine or strenuous exercise in the evening, and wind down with a warm bath or practice relaxation techniques before bedtime.

2. Stay active

Even though it might seem like the last thing you want to do when you are in pain, exercise is beneficial for managing arthritis and your overall health. It can strengthen muscles that support your painful joints, preserve and increase joint range of motion, improve sleep quality. It also helps you in losing excess pounds that add stress to painful joints.

3.Manage pain & fatigue

It is important not to allow pain and fatigue to become overwhelming. You can combine your medication with non-medical pain management techniques.

4.Balance activity with rest

Rest is very important when your disease is active and your joints feel painful, swollen, or stiff. Lighten your schedule and obligations and ask for help when you need to.

5. Eat a healthy balanced diet

A healthy diet with exercise can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Also, adding foods with anti-inflammatory properties and that are rich in antioxidants can help control inflammation.

Sources of Calcium in different types of food:

Excellent Sources

Lotus Stem, Fenugreek, Parsley, Ragi, Amaranth, Rajmah, Soyabean, Bengal Gram, Moth Beans, Mint, Safflower Leaves, Mustard Leaves, Black Gram, Bathua Leaves.

Fair Sources

Black Currants, Phalsa, Dried Dates, Dry Apricot, Lime, Raisins, Carrot, Figs, Jaggery, Cowpea, Green Gram, Whole, Spinach, Lemon, Lentil, Ladies’ Finger, Bengal Gram Dal, Lettuce, Beans, Amla, Guava.

Good Sources

Wheat Flour, Tomato, Sweet Potato, Onion, Bajra, Sweet Lime, Raspberry, Cabbage, Jowar, Colocasia.