What is arthritis? For more than 43 million adults (1 in 5) in the United
States it most likely means a change in their lifestyle. For some, this
will be more dramatic than others, and likewise some people will have more
options available to them to treat their arthritis. There are many types
of arthritis but osteoarthritis is the most common, and affecting 21
million adults leaves arthritis sufferers with a condition that many can
manage using traditional means, healthy living and exercise.
Managing pain can be the biggest challenge for many arthritis sufferers.
Pain is typically a result of inflammation within and surrounding the
affected joint. This inflammation can be reduced by using a cold compress
on the joint or taking an anti-inflammatory drug. Prevention is always the
best cure, so for those sufferers who can do so, taking care of one’s body
(healthy eating and exercise) is a great start to reducing pain.
Before exercising it is a good idea to warm up your
hands by doing some
stretching exercises. Don’t worry, one doesn’t have to be an athlete to
benefit from stretching and doing exercise. Visit our
page online and see how four basic stretches can help you prepare your
hands and forearm for using the Hand Helper—the optimal way to keep hands
functional and active.
Eating right and exercising help your body to control the inflammation
that can increase pain. Ironically, many people believe that they are
better for not exercising. While exercising is not always possible for
those with arthritis, for those that can, doing so will help strengthen,
increase their flexibility and their range of motion—all of which are
important to keeping joints active and functional.
Hand Helper and Arthritis
The Hand Helper helps those people with arthritis in their hands and
- Regain lost strength
- Increase flexibility
- Increase range of motion
We encourage you to find tools
that you can use regularly to help reduce pain and to live a more healthy
lifestyle. The Hand Helper might just be your first step to a bigger
exercise program. Visit our helpful links page to learn more about
arthritis and other topics.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC).
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