It’s cold now, and your arthritis is flaring up. Do you stay inside the house where it’s warm, or do you go outside and continue being adventurous? Many people living with arthritis face this decision every fall season. Luckily, there are things you can do, and mobility equipment you can buy that will help you remain mobile while living with arthritis.
Exercise. Exercise. Exercise.
Exercising with arthritis may be difficult, but there are many advantages to regularly doing it. Maintaining an active lifestyle will help reduce and prevent arthritis pain. Along with reducing arthritis pain, if you regularly exercise you’ll enjoy other benefits such as:
- Improved range of movement
- Boosted Energy
- Improved joint mobility
- Reduced stiffness
- Increased muscle strength
Don’t Overdo It
While exercising should be a priority, taking care of and listening to your body should be your number one priority. If you feel your arthritis starting to flare up, don’t “tough it out” and do a vigorous workout. Instead, plan your workouts around the times when you usually experience the least amount of pain. Additionally, always remember to stretch before and after exercise.
Ask For Help
A lot of us don’t like asking for help but, sometimes you need to. If you’ve recently started experiencing joint pain, it’s always best to talk to a rheumatologist, orthopedist, or your primary care physician to see what are the next steps. Also, don’t be shy about asking for help around the house. You may have been able to do certain things in the past, but now that you have arthritis, those activities may be painful to do.
Invest in Mobility Equipment
For days when your arthritis is severe, a mobility scooter or wheelchair can help tremendously. These devices are perfect for those with limited mobility who still want to remain mobile. You’ll still be able to go to your favorite places and see family. The best part is that there is a wide range of mobility scooters and wheelchairs, and that means even the most active people are bound to find one that suits their needs.
Remain Mobile with Freedom Mobility
Here at Freedom Mobility, we want to help everyone remain mobile. That’s why we do more than sell mobility equipment. We also provide information, advice, MD scooter rental, and much more. Give us a call or contact us today to see how we can keep you moving while living with arthritis.