Arthritis Pain Relief and
Activities of Daily Living
- How to make every day count.
by Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR
Nathan Wei is a nationally known board-certified rheumatologist and author of the Second Opinion Arthritis Treatment Kit. It's available exclusively at this website... not available in stores.
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Arthritis pain relief has been my life's work.
As a rheumatologist, I spend a great deal of time thinking about which medicines will best help my patient.
But, just as important as medicines are the helpful hints and other ideas that can make life easier for the patient with arthritis.
So I’ve collected a number of these arthritis pain relief ideas and put them in this section.
After being in practice since 1981, I’ve been fortunate to have many people including physical therapists, occupational therapists, other rheumatologists, and patients give me ideas that I’ve passed on to countless patients.
Some of these techniques will seem to be common sense; others will be, “Gee, why didn’t I think about that?”
These hints should be used in combination with proper medications, appropriate exercises, and a healthy life style.
Please check with your healthcare practitioner, though, to make sure these ideas are right for you.
Dressing and clothes Tips on how to get dressed more efficiently
Body mechanics-moving right Amazingly important information about how to move and function with the least stress on the joints.
Cooking with arthritis All about how to make life easier in the kitchen when preparing meals.
Hygiene and grooming
Keeping the house clean All about how to keep the house clean and tidy with the least amount of stress on your joints.
All about how to keep yourself looking clean and neat when arthritis is making it tough... simply and easily.
69 magic tips for arthritis sufferers 69 magic tips to help you with all sorts of things... if you have arthritis.
Work and Play- Tips on how to deal with aches and pains no matter what you do for work or leisure... (What is causing my joint pain?)
What is causing my joint pain? Introduction to the section on Work and play. What activities can you participate in and what can you do if you get aches and pains? Find out here.
Arthritis and basket-weaving If you weave baskets, this section is for you.
Arthritis and walking A great form of exercise. Here’s what to watch for...
Arthritis and skiing A great recreational sport. Tips on how to get rid of aches and pains.
Arthritis and snowboarding A great recreational sport for the young and the young at heart. Tips on how to get rid of aches and pains.
Arthritis and swimming A great form of exercise for people with arthritis. Tips on how to get rid of aches and pains.
Arthritis and running Not everyone can do this... but for those who can, it’s a great work out. Tips on how to get rid of aches and pains.
Arthritis and camping Fun in the great outdoors. Here are a few ideas to keep the aches and pains away.
Arthritis and fishing One of the most relaxing and fun activities. Landing the big one can cause aches and pains.
Arthritis and hunting Stalking that buck or that bird takes its toll on your joints. Some advice.
Arthritis and card playing This social activity is lots of fun. Here’s how to keep the aches and pains away.
Arthritis and knitting One of the more popular hobbies. Can do a number on the hands.
Arthritis and piloting planes If you pilot your own plane, you know how those ling hours in the cockpit can cause aches and pains. Useful tips.
Arthritis and gardening One of the most popular hobbies. Here is some information on how to do it with less pain.
Arthritis and traveling A fun thing to do but it can lead to aches and pains. Some great advice to help.
Arthritis and pottery An enjoyable hobby but it can lead to aches and pains. Some advice.
Arthritis and horse back riding Fun to do but it can do a number on your body. Tips on how to avoid aches and pains.
Arthritis and sailing Exhilarating fun ... here’s what to do so you don’t hurt afterwards.
Arthritis and boating Being on the water is a blast! Keep the aches and pains away...
Arthritis and bicycling A great form of exercise and recreation... here’s how to keep the aches and pains away!
Arthritis and dancing Another great form of exercise and recreation... here’s how to keep the aches and pains away!
Arthritis and homemaking The work has to be done. Here’s what you can do to make it less taxing on the joints.
Arthritis and tennis A lot of fun but it can hurt if you don’t do the right things!
Arthritis and birdwatching An enjoyable hobby... but not one that is free of pain. Here are some tips for you.
Arthritis and painting Did you know Renoir had rheumatoid arthritis? Here are some great tips for you if you spend time at the easel.
Arthritis and woodworking Lots of arthritis sufferers enjoy this hobby. Some things you need to know...
Arthritis and golf One of the most popular leisure activities. Here is some great advice on how to get rid of aches and pains.
Arthritis and motorcycles Many people with arthritis like getting out on the open road with their ‘cycles. Some advice to help you.
Arthritis and office work If you work in an office, you know a long day can bring on the aches and pains. Some great tips.
Arthritis and tinkering with cars Many people with arthritis have this hobby. Important information to help you with aches and pains.
Arthritis and photography Enjoyable and rewarding. Some great advice on how to handle aches and pains.
Arthritis and stamp collecting Another enjoyable and rewarding. hobby. Advice to pay attention to if you have aches and pains.
Arthritis and plumbing If you’re a plumber, this section is for you.
Arthritis and hiking Great outdoor activity. Some tips to help you with aches and pains on the trail.
Arthritis and trapshooting Shooting is a wonderful hobby. Here are some tips you can use.
Arthritis and chess Even great chess players have aches and pains. Some wonderful advice for you.
Arthritis and bowling Whether you’re in a league or you do it for fun with the family, bowling can lead to aches and pains. Here are some tips for you.
Arthritis and parenting You get no final exams as a parent and there’s no instruction manual. It’s the hardest most difficult thing to be good at. Some advice to help you with your aches and pains.
Arthritis and scuba diving It’s hard to beat the wonderful experience of scuba diving. Here are some tips to help you with your aches and pains.
Arthritis and collecting tropical fish Another relaxing hobby. Some advice to help you with aches and pains.
Arthritis and crossword puzzles A fun activity. Some advice for you if you have aches and pains.
Arthritis and accounting A taxing profession if you suffer from aches and pains (ha-ha). Some great advice for you.
Arthritis and skydiving Not too many people I know do this but there are some ways to avoid aches and pains.
Arthritis and firefighting One of the most physically taxing jobs... and a set up for aches and pains. Here are some tips.
Arthritis and raising sheep Physically taxing with many chores that make your joints take a beating. Here is some information for you.
Arthritis and keeping bees Lots of work to do to maintain the hives. Here’s some advice for you.
Arthritis and the couch potato Hey... even being a slug can hurt sometimes. Some words of wisdom.
Arthritis and the electrician A great job but rough on the joints. Some advice for you.
Arthritis and the lab tech Exacting and interesting work. Here’s some nice advice to help you avoid aches and pains.
Arthritis and RV camping A favorite activity for retirees. Some words of wisdom to help you with aches and pains.
Arthritis and canoeing/ kayaking A great form of recreation... and a great workout too. Some advice on how to avoid aches and pains.
Arthritis and farming Farming is physically taxing. Here are some tips to help you if you have arthritis.
Arthritis and scrap booking A popular activity. Some tips to help you if you have aches and pains.
Arthritis and dog training A lot of work and it has its share of activities that can cause aches and pains.
Arthritis and the law enforcement officer Difficult work with physically and mentally demanding activities. Some tips to help out with your aches and pains.
Arthritis and the mechanic The body takes a real beating when you do this for a living. Some great tips for you.
Arthritis and the coin collector Like the stamp collector, there is the potential for aches and pains. Here’s what you can do to minimize them.
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