Painful flare-ups related to rheumatoid arthritis is still a fact though there are many medications available in the market. The satisfactory news is that you can do many things to decrease and even counteract pain.

#1: Exercise can be a key element in keeping joint pain at bay

It can boost up your energy and moods and can reduce your temperament.Walking, cycling, swimming and light weight training done three times a week for 30minutes can offer these benefits, but check with the medical physician to make sure that they are safe.

If pain persists more than hour, than you’ve overdone it. Don’t exercise when the joints are inflamed, change to alternate positions after taking break intervals, while performing activities like gardening or cooking.

#2: Don’t lift heavy weights

Instead of lifting a heavy pot, tumble it across the counter, use a shoulder to open rather than your hand, and hold books in the palm of your hands and not with your fingers.

#3: Stretch it out

Try stretching all of your joints each day to the extent that it does not cause you pain.A Physiotherapist or physician can help recommend a stretching program for your needs. People with rheumatoid arthritis tend to feel stiffer in the morning times than other times, so take a shower to warm up your joints and then stretch to help loosen you up for the rest of the day.

#4 take Rest

Getting enough rest is important. Taking break is very necessary to reduce fatigue which is a common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. Break interval can relax your mind, ease pain in joints.

#5: Take a warm bath or shower

Have a warm bath or a shower or soaking sore hands in warm water. It gives you relief. Hot pads available at most pharmacies can be applied for 10 – 15 minutes at a time for temporary relief.

#6: Don’t put on weight

Being overweight can exaggerate stress and effect your weight bearing joints.Visualise the events and be prepared and plan for problems before they arise.