Arthritis

Learn about arthritis at the Arthritis Foundation


For the most current information and research, check the Arthritis Foundation.
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Joint Rescue, Topical
Retail: $13.95
NHT Retail: $13.49
Joint Rescue, Topical
Natural herbal gel for tired, well used joints.
TherAid Relieving Cream, Extra Strength
NHT Retail: Starting at $20.00
TherAid Relieving Cream, Extra Strength
All natural formulation of Emu Oil and Citrus Extracts works with your body and applied infrared heat therapy for all natural pain relief.
StretchRite
NHT Retail: $27.00
StretchRite
Improve flexibility and mobility in just minutes a day with StretchRite!
Joint Rescue Dietary Supplements
Retail: $29.95
NHT Retail: $29.49
Joint Rescue Dietary Supplements
Supports joint health, flexibility and comfort
HA Gummy
NHT Retail: $38.95
HA Gummy
The HA Gummy makes getting the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) simple, delicious and, well... fun!
Super Glisodin
NHT Retail: Starting at $39.95
Super Glisodin
The only orally effective Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD). Promotes the bodys own primary and most powerful antioxidants at the cellular level.
Environmental Detox Clay Bath
NHT Retail: $49.00
Environmental Detox Clay Bath
This clay bath assists in eliminating mercury, lead, arsenic, and aluminum. This bath's herbal components also assist in addressing issues of parasites, allergies, anxiety, mood, memory, and more.
Thermotech, first medical grade electric digital moist heating pad
Thermotech Professional Grade Moist Heating Pads
NHT Retail: Starting at $36.00
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Thermotech Professional Grade Moist Heating Pads
Replace your heating pad with a professional Thermotech Digital Moist Heating Pad. Digital hand controller. Moist heat combined with Infrared technology.
Digital Ultima Five TENS Unit
NHT Retail: $55.00
Digital Ultima Five TENS Unit
The Tens nerve simulator can help lessen acute (short-term) pain.
Wrist Wrap
Retail: $99.00
NHT Retail: $59.00
Wrist Wrap
The Qfiber wrist wrap is equipped with Qfiber Fabric covering the circumference of the wrist. The wrist is ideal for use while at work typing on the computer to relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Versatile Body Wrap
Retail: $109.00
NHT Retail: $68.00
Versatile Body Wrap
The Qfiber versatile body wrap is equipped with a large piece of Qfiber fabric that effectively disperses therapeutic heat all around the treatment area.
Core Stretch
NHT Retail: $69.99
Core Stretch
CoreStretch for flexibility, back pain relief and stretch muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Aqua Relief System
Retail: $195.99
NHT Retail: Starting at $150.00
Aqua Relief System
Aqua Relief Therapy System for hot or cold water therapy to treat a range of conditions.
String Back LSO Back Brace
NHT Retail: $125.00
String Back LSO Back Brace
Indicated for use for chronic back pain, degenerative disc disease, spondylosis, stenosis, and more. Provides an anatomically correct fit, as well as, seamlessly adjustable lumbar compression.
Ultima Neuro Hand System
NHT Retail: Starting at $155.00
Ultima Neuro Hand System
The Ultima Neuro was designed specifically to treat pain associated with Neuropathy of the Hands.
Ultima Neuro Foot System
NHT Retail: Starting at $155.00
Ultima Neuro Foot System
The Ultima Neuro was designed specifically to treat pain associated with Neuropathy of the Feet.
JStim Hand Joint System
NHT Retail: $425.00
JStim Hand Joint System
JStim may help relieve pain, increase blood circulation, and reduce symptoms associated with OA and RA.
JStim Knee Joint System
NHT Retail: $425.00
JStim Knee Joint System
JStim may help relieve pain, increase blood circulation, and reduce symptoms associated with OA and RA.
TENS Laser therapy 2000 VIS (Point Black)
NHT Retail: $665.00
TENS Laser therapy 2000 VIS (Point Black)
Compact TENS Laser Therapy for portable laser therapy.
According to the US National Library of Medicine, arthritis is defined by many symptoms that include difficulty in maintaining normal joint movements due to stiffness and pain in the joints due to degeneration or damage. In a few cases arthritis is also associated with extra-articular manifestations such as moderate to severe involvement of skin, eye or heart.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that in US 1 out of every 5 adults (that corresponds to almost 50 million people) have been diagnosed with arthritis. With the physiological aging of the population, it is expected that the prevalence will further rise to 67% by the year 2030. Although there is no cure of degeneration caused by arthritis, there are certain remedies that may alleviate the discomfort and assist you in coping with arthritis.

1.      Keep the Joint Moving

Keep the joints moving as frequent as you can. Maintaining the joint movement may assist in keeping the musculoskeletal elements in proper functional condition. The joints may be vastly assisted by indulging in activities like housecleaning, gardening or talking a walk. Keeping joints in a similar position for a prolonged time period may contribute to discomfort and stiffness, so try stretching and relaxing the joints whenever it is possible.

2.      Perform Moderate Exercise

A variety of exercises may be used for easing arthritis. The simplest exercises are the motion range exercises. These activities assist in restoring and maintaining joint flexibility. Aerobic exercises are loaded with benefits and may assist in toning muscles and enhancing stamina along with multiple beneficial effects on lung, blood vessels and heart. Weight bearing aerobics aim on strengthening the bones. Resistance exercises are a must as these activities help in strengthening the muscles while providing protection and support to the joints. Refrain from aggressive exercising if it brings you any discomfort.
Work with a personal trainer. Check out work out tips on YouTube. Use a physical therapist. 

3.      Take OTC Pain Relievers

OTC medications may be used for alleviating pain, like analgesic acetaminophen and NSAIDs like aspirin, naproxen and ibuprofen. It must be noted that these OTC or non-prescription medicines bear some side effects and are not suitable for all individuals, so before opting such medications, seek a doctor’s advice. After discussing with your doctor, stick to the given instruction in order to prevent serious side effects.

4.      Control Weight

Obesity is one of the most serious contributing factorsthat will add unnecessary stress on the joints. Putting on 10 pounds is equal to increase almost 40 pounds on primary weight-bearing joints like knee joint. Hence being overweight can add a number of problems to your body, such as adding to your discomfort and pain. In order to maintain your joints in proper function, the best strategy is to reduce the excess amount of weight.

5.      Use Fashion to Keep Warm

Use fashion or extra layers to add warmth or reduce swelling to the effected area. A scarf may be put around the knee or elbow joint in case of acute aches. It will provide relief due to the extra warmth. Stretched gloves may produce a reinforced effect which alleviates the arthritis with condition of edema or swelling. The joints may also be benefited by putting on thermal underwear. Electric gloves are another option to keep the arthritic fingers toasty. Put them on before going to bed at night (follow manufacturer's instructions). Goose down blankets can also alleviate the pain.

6.      Apply Hot and Cold Compress

Heat works by minimizing the stiffness and soothing the joints and muscles. For this purpose, a damp, warm towel may be used. Try an Aqua Relief System for a hot or cold therapy to target areas. A Thermotech Professional Grade Moist Heating Pad is an easy way to get moist heat to the effected area. 
At times heat compresses might worsen the already hot joint that’s exposed to inflammation. Cold compresses work by chilling the hot joint that is exposed to inflammation. Avoid cold compresses in case of Raynaud’s phenomenon and vasculitis. For this purpose, cold packs of blue ice, crushed ice or frozen peas may be used. Cold packs must not be applied on multiple joints at one time. For a home therapy system, link here to the Aqua Ice System

7.      Use Assistive Tools

Gone are those days where people were confined to manual operative tools. Say hello to electric knives and can openers. Wagons or carts may be used to carry the heavy load such as laundry baskets or groceries. Apart from these tools, other assist devices that are highly beneficial may include braces, splints, canes and shoe inserts, which may assist in distributing the body weight equally.

8.      Take in Calcium Rich Food

Follow a diet that’s rich in calcium as it provides ultimate protection to bones. Not getting sufficient dietary calcium may be problematic. In such case, taking calcium supplements to prevent the bones from becoming weak is necessary. It is recommended for women to consume 1000 milligram of calcium per day before menopause whereas the dose to be taken after menopause varies from 1200-1500 milligrams. Men are recommended to take calcium in the doses ranging from 1000-1300 milligrams.

9.      Soak in Epsom Salt Water

Epsom salts, also referred to as magnesium sulphate, are often employed for soak to alleviate the joint aches and minimize the swelling. Take a few teaspoons of Epsom salts and mix them in the water for soaking. At times extra localized soaks are essential, for example, feet. When having to deal with painful feet, rest them in a tub containing sufficiently warm water with mixed 2 tablespoon of Epsom salts. This will have a soothing effect.

10.    Try Massage

Arthritis Foundation suggests that by massaging the affected joints regularly, stiffness and pain may be minimized to some extent and the motion range may also be enhanced. Seek help from a physical therapist for guidelines if you want to try self-massage or you can simply get an appointment with a specialized massage therapist regularly. Be sure that the therapist you consult is the one who has a sound experience of massaging arthritic joints.

11.    Take Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are a must for optimal health and may produce a significant beneficial effect on people with arthritis. Omega-3s are found richly in the flax seed oil and fish supplements, which may assist in relieving joint associated pain and stiffness.

12.    Use Capsaicin

Studies have yielded that topical application of capsaicin may alleviate the pain caused by arthritis. The results also suggest that the rheumatoid arthritis participants have benefited more as compared to participants with osteoarthritis.




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