Therapy for Rheumatism sufferers

In the rainy season or cold air, rheumatism is one of the diseases that often recur. Besides medication, there are several therapies that can be done for rheumatism relapse when the air is cold.

Rheumatism is a disease
joint pain so excruciating with extraordinary and makes the sufferer does not move freely, especially when the air is cold.

Rheumatism or also known as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a disease that attacks the joints or supporting tissue around the joints.

Reporting from Health.com on Friday (10/29/2010), following 7 therapy can be done to combat rheumatism in the winter:

1. Sports
Perhaps many people think that exercise can aggravate the joints, but very many studies that show that helped to reduce arthritic pain, fatigue, increase flexibility of motion and strength, and make better overall rheumatism.

Three types of exercise are good for rheumatism is motion exercises, strengthening exercises and endurance exercises (cardio or aerobic), such as water aerobics, walking, swimming, cycling and gardening.

2. Physical Therapy
Physical therapy typically using heat, ice, electrical stimulation and range of motion exercises to help reduce swelling and inflammation due to rheumatism.

3. Mind-body therapies
Mind-body therapies can help patients with rheumatoid arthritis using his mind to make the body feel better. Mind-body therapies may include mindfulness meditation, biofeedback, breathing exercises and relaxation. Some types of body-mind exercise therapy such as yoga, qi gong and tai chi.

4. Fish oil
Fish oil can reduce pain and inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Fish oil is as effective as anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen and naproxen) to relieve pain and inflammation.

5. Heat therapy
One of the simple home remedies for arthritis is heat therapy. Take a hot bath or shower for 15 minutes can help you relax and soothe sore joints and muscles.

6. Acupuncture
Acupuncture may trigger the body to release hormones ‘feel-good’, known as endorphins, reducing pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.