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Relief For Hip And Back Pain When You Have Arthritis

Apr 17, 2008
Maybe you think that, if you ever get arthritis it will be in the future when you are old, you couldn't be more wrong. It is true that arthritis, most of the times, is associated with old age but the truth of the fact is that arthritis can affect all age groups and anyone on this planet. People who are suffering from arthritis will mostly complain about pain that occurs in the hip and back area of their body. Naturally they would like some pain relief for it.

There are a few options open for these people. They should learn about all of them so they know what to choose when it comes to relieving pain in the hips or back caused by arthritis.

Know what you do

You will see, or all ready know, that if you make little changes in your daily and nightly routine you can take some of the hip and back pain away. Just make sure you know your body and pick up the little signs your body give you.

The moment you feel the pain in your hip or back surfacing take a moment and think about what you have just done before the pain came along. What did you do physically? Did you run or work hard? Did you eat something in particular or maybe you woke up after a night with little sleep? When you suffer from arthritis these are the little things you have to remember.

In general terms you could say that when you have a good night sleep and do mild exercises during the day, like small walks or a bit of swimming, you should have less back pain. Sometimes this means changing your lifestyle, that's a choice you will have to make yourself.

There are many types of medication

Of course the small changes in your daily routine will not always relief all the pain. Maybe you should consider getting some prescription or non-prescription drugs. Always consult with your doctor before taking this step. Most of the drugs are mere pain relievers and will help you with getting rid of the pain but will not get to the root of it. For some forms of arthritis there are immune system suppressing drugs which could be helpful. There are also some biologic response modifying drugs that can be used. But always consult a doctor and never start experimenting on your own.

There is help

Lets be honest, for some people there will be no pain relief. Some forms of arthritis affect the body in a way that pain relief is not possible. This might by a very scary thought but you should be aware of this fact. If you are not able to find some form of pain relief there are some other options open for you.

These days there are some tools and aids on the market that have been invented specifically to help people that suffer from arthritis. These inventions range from specially made canes, special can openers and even gardening tools. While these special tools will not take the pain away in your hip or back they will make sure that you can keep on living by making sure that those body parts are not stressed while doing your daily activities.

Pain from arthritis affects more people than we can think of and in all age groups and with all kinds of backgrounds. But suffering from pain in your hips, back or other body parts does not mean you shouldn't continue living your life.
About the Author
Richard Collins knows about back pain first hand. He has seen all kinds of doctors and done all kinds of therapies. On his blog at www.gottabackpain.com he talks about what can be done to alleviate the pain.
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