Tuesday, September 6, 2016

How Reducing Stress Can Help Minimize Joint Pain

Everybody deals with stress. Sometimes, it is manageable—but when combined with arthritis and joint pain, anxiety can become overwhelming. In fact, if you suffer from joint pain or degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis, stress can amplify your discomfort by causing flare-ups and inflammation.

Follow these tips to reduce your overall stress, and in turn, minimize the effects of joint pain and arthritis.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle
To combat stress and anxiety, follow a sleep schedule that gets you the rest you need. Avoid excessive drinking and smoking, as well as unhealthy eating habits. A balanced diet helps you maintain a healthy weight and the right vitamins can even lessen your risk for flare-ups.

Keep your mind at ease
Try not to take work home with you. Focus on doing things you enjoy. In your spare time, meditation and yoga can help boost your mood—reducing stress, dulling pain, and keeping your mind and body flexible.

Exercise regularly
A proven stress-reducer, exercise helps mobilize your joints to limit pain and stress. Aerobic workouts, such as walking and swimming, keep your cardiovascular system healthy and your muscles active and strong.

Stay sharp
It’s important to exercise physically and mentally. Practice a healthy balance of relaxing activities, such as yoga and meditation, with creative hobbies, such as writing, painting, and photography.

Treat yourself
Draw yourself a relaxing bath and enjoy a glass of your favorite wine. Schedule an appointment with a massage therapist or acupuncturist to address your problem areas. These activities can benefit your joint pain and overall stress levels simultaneously.

If you experience persistent joint pain, worsened by stress and anxiety, stem celltherapy can be an effective treatment option. This noninvasive procedure repairs damaged tissue and relieves discomfort in your knees and other joints, helping you to live a happy, healthy, pain-free life.

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