Ask The Experts- April 2019

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: April 9, 2019

Dear Red Hot Mamas:

What can I do to relieve the discomfort of osteoarthritis? I most appreciate you providing me with some recommendations. Thank you.


Dear Valerie,

There are some healthy lifestyle ways to help with your discomfort. Here are some things for you to consider:

Lose weight – your weight can make a big impact on the pain you might be experiencing. It adds stress on joints in your back, hips, knees and feet.

Get more exercise – Work with your doctor and establish an exercise routine. This will help keep your joints more flexible and build muscle strength.

Use hot and cold therapy. It will ease pain and increase blood flow in the area.

Try acupuncture – make sure you find a licensed and certified acupuncturist in your state.

Wear comfortable shoes that support your weight.

Practice relaxation techniques – meditation, deep breathing exercises can be used to control pain.

Get a massage. Regular massages can help reduce pain and stiffness.

Get enough rest and prioritize your energy.

And, be sure to work with your doctor to develop a pain management and treatment plan.