Home remedies for rheumatoid arthritis
Low-impact exercises can help to improve the range of motion in your joints and increase your mobility. Exercise can also strengthen muscles, which can help to relieve some of the pressure from your joints.
You may also want to try gentle yogawhich can help you regain strength and flexibility.
Get enough rest
You may need more rest during flare-ups and less during remission. Getting enough sleep will help to reduce inflammation and pain as well as fatigue.
Apply heat or cold
Ice packs or cold compresses can help to reduce inflammation and pain. They may also be effective against muscle spasms.
You can alternate cold with hot treatmentssuch as warm showers and hot compresses. This may help to reduce stiffness.
Try assistive devices
Certain devices such as splints and braces can hold your joints in a resting position. This may help to reduce inflammation.
Canes and crutches can help you maintain mobility, even during flares. You can also install household devices, such as grab bars and handrails in bathrooms and along staircases.
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