While scientists admit there is still no sure cure for arthritis, they have also been exploring ways and means to lessen the pain that inevitably comes from this corrosive condition. There are several simple ways to deal with and lessen the pain of arthritis in the joints, such as:
Keeping active. The biggest mistake that most joint pain sufferers make is to sit down or lay down and give up. Physical activity, such as walking, swimming, or even making a bed, becomes very daunting when the pain threshold seems to become exceeded with every little action. But even though the brain is receiving messages from the joints that something is very wrong (which is what pain is really all about) in the case of arthritis the sufferer needs to realize that there is no immediate danger of any injury, and that continuing with an activity will eventually make the pain receptors in the brain turn off when it realizes no real damage is being done.
Controlling weight is really a key to pain control when it comes to joint problems like arthritis. Exercise and diet are essential components in keeping joint inflammation and pain to a minimum. Obesity not only stresses joints beyond their natural capacity but can also lead to complications such as heart disease and diabetes.