Arthritis is a serious disorder that causes your joints to become inflamed and painful. Arthritis is commonly found in elderly individuals although joint pain can also occur as a result of genetic factors, injury, obesity, physically challenging jobs, as well as certain autoimmune diseases. If you are struggling with arthritis, here are 15 life hacks to make arthritis less painful:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Create a mixture of apple cider vinegar, honey and a cup of warm water. Drink this mixture every day in the morning to get some relief from arthritis pain.
- Use small containers
Store all the items that you use the most in small easy to carry containers to prevent you from harming yourself or adding pressure to your joints.
- Rice Sock
Fill a thick sock with rice and tie it at the top to prevent it from flowing out. Heat the sock for 2-3minutes and place it on the sore parts for relief.
- Use parchment paper
When baking or cooking, line the surface with parchment paper to save you from having to scrub any stuck grime.
- Buy a Crockpot
A Crockpot can come in handy when your joints are too painful. Simply dump all your ingredients and let them cook away slowly.
Keep canes in various spots in your house just in case your hips give out. Ensure that you also keep one in your car.
- Epsom salt
Use Epsom salt and lemon juice and mix in a cup of water before drinking it twice daily before you sleep and after you wake up to manage your pain.
- Keep scissors close by
Carry a pair of small scissors in your purse to help you open sealed packets such as condiments and sauces in restaurants.
- Invest in a hemostat
Buy a quality hemostat to help you grab and open a range of packages. A hemostat will also prevent you from having to use your teeth to open packets.
- Eat healthily
Eat healthy and try as much as you can to stay away from consuming processed food. Processed foods contain toxic and chemicals to promote inflammation.
- Use heat bags
You can use heat bags instead of hot water bottles. Simply warm them up in a microwave and place them on troubled areas.
- Cold packs
Use cold packs or make your own using two parts water and one part alcohol. You can also fill Ziploc bags with corn syrup to dish soap and freeze them.
Mix two tablespoons of lemon juice and a tablespoon of honey and drink the mixture daily.
Eat cherries daily to keep pain at bay.
Cook turmeric in water to make a paste that can be applied every day on the most affected areas.