How to Keep Arthritis from Slowing You Down | downtown-houston

Posted on September 30, 2012

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Is arthritis pain interfering with your ability to do the things you enjoy?  There are things you can do to improve your mobility, reduce pain and protect your joints.BrightStar has physical or occupational therapists can help teach you how to modify activities and accomplish daily tasks more easily. But, there are simple things you can do for yourself, starting today.

  1. Don’t stop moving. Avoid holding one position for too long. When working at a desk, for example, get up and stretch every 15 minutes. Do the same while sitting at home reading or watching television.  There are loop timers available for free on the Internet that you can set to remind you, at 15 minute intervals, to stand up and stretch or walk.Don’t stress weak joints, go with your strength. Put your strongest joints and muscles to work and protect finger and wrist joints.  You can push open heavy doors with

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