5 Natural Treatment Methods for Arthritis Awareness Month
Did you know over 54 million men and women in the US are affected by Arthritis? That's one in four people, making it one of the most widespread health conditions in the country.
May is Arthritis Awareness Month and aims to bring awareness to the growing prevalence of arthritis, the need for additional research and advocacy, and to encourage physical activity among the millions of adults with arthritis.
Arthritis is a leading cause of disability and is characterized by joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. It affects 1 in 4 American adults in the United State, and is projected to affect more in the future. By 2040, it is estimated for Arthritis to affect up to 78 million adults. Many who suffer from the disease are limited in everyday activities such as walking, bending, or lifting.
Relief can be hard to find, but Incrediwear is proven to help significantly decrease pain for people who suffer from arthritis. We hope you can find relief too!
Types of Arthritis
There are over 100 types of arthritis but the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Affecting million in the United States every year, each brings about joint pain ranging from uncomfortable to debilitating. Osteoarthritis causes cartilage to break down. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the joints, beginning with the lining of joints. The aim of treatment for both is to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.
Areas Effected by Arthritis
Body parts commonly affected by arthritis include the hands, feet, wrists, knees, elbows, shoulders and ankles. The back, neck, and spine can also be affected by the disease. The joints in the body that are weight-bearing are more likely to develop early symptoms of arthritis.
Natural treatment methods
Are you suffering from arthritis? Here are a few natural treatment options recommended by professionals to help:
1) Losing weight.
Losing weight can bring about many benefits, as they relate to the arthritis condition. These include reducing pressure on your joints, reduced inflammation, and it is even shown to slow cartilage degeneration – a leading symptom of OA.
2) Increasing exercise
By exercising more often, you can increase strength and flexibility. It will also reduce joint pain and fight off the feeling of fatigue. Even if the thought of walking with chronic pain seems overwhelming, the research shows it will provide benefits.
3) Wearing Incrediwear
Incrediwear's technology built into our sleeves, wraps and braces increase blood flow and reduce inflammation. A recent study on the effects of our Knee Sleeve and Osteoarthritis pain relief was published in the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. The findings showed a significant decrease in pain for people who suffer from OA from the continued use of germanium-embedded knee sleeve (the technology that Incrediwear uses to make recovery and pain relief a reality).
Pain is not only physical, it is also emotional. The benefits of meditation are known to help reduce chronic pain. By sitting in a comfortable posture and focusing your attention, the practice of mindfulness meditation can provide pain relief.
Making sure Omega-3 fatty acids are a part of your regular diet is important. Omega-3s are known to fight inflammation and boost your immune system. This may include fish (Mackerel, Salmon, Herring, Oysters), seeds (Flax, Chia), and walnuts.
Incrediwear's Commitment to Arthritis Relief
Every week, we receive testimonials from our customers around the world who have found relief from arthritis pain. Here's a story from Annie:
During the month of May, be sure to help spread awareness of the millions of Americans who suffer from arthritis and make relief a reality through the use of Incrediwear's sleeves and wraps. Be sure to share your story with us!