Connect with us

    Hi, what are you looking for?

    healtheralhealtheral

    Wellness

    Relax Those Stiff Joints

    Credit: Unsplash
    Starting the day feeling like a stiffened rope.

    If you are dealing with rheumatoid arthritis or leading a predominantly sedentary lifestyle, waking up with stiff and possibly painful joints might be a common occurrence for you. It’s one thing when your joints crack loudly one after the other in the morning. Joint cracking itself is usually harmless. However, if that cracking is accompanied by pain or swelling, or worse, if your joints are unable to crack and remain stuck in painful, rigid positions, then it’s a cause for concern.

    When dealing with frequent stiff and painful joints, there are several techniques you can use, both in your morning routine and throughout the day, to provide some relief. Right after waking up, but before getting out of bed, perform some gentle stretches under your blanket. Rotate your wrists and ankles, and flex your knees and elbows. Following this, enjoy a warm shower. The heat from the water will help relax your muscles, allowing your joints to move more freely.

    Throughout the day, aim to move and shift your body whenever possible. Remaining sedentary can cause your muscles and joints to become fixed in place, so keep them mobile and flexible to prevent stiffness. Additionally, be mindful of your diet, as certain foods can trigger joint inflammation, especially if consumed close to bedtime.

    Credit: Unsplash

    Speaking of bedtime, it plays a crucial role in joint health. Ensure you get sufficient rest every night, and do so on a mattress that caters to your body’s need for either softness or firmness. A mattress that doesn’t provide adequate support can lead to uncomfortable sleeping positions that strain your joints.

    Advertisement
    Advertisement

    You May Also Like

    Nourishment

    Swimming is a revitalizing workout for those who have a fondness for water. Individuals who are fearful of water or lack swimming skills are...

    Nourishment

    As an individual embarking on a weight loss journey, one of the most challenging aspects has been maintaining a diet below 1200 calories without...

    Nourishment

    Are you stocking up your pantry with weight loss foods? These are the foods advertised as aiding weight loss on television. Have you ever...

    Nourishment

    Throughout my entire existence, I have never utilized Coconut Oil for culinary purposes. All I was familiar with was Parachute Coconut Oil, which my...