Arthritis Pain Relief and Prevention Plan

If you are suffering from what you may think is possibly arthritis, its important to take charge of your life and first of all, make an appointment with a medical practitioner and find out if your suspicions are true or not.  Prepare for your visit with the doctor, jot down questions if you have to, and carry a paper and pen to note down the replies.  It’s important to create a prevention and arthritis relief plan   if you find yourself diagnosed having it.

Given below are a few suggested questions you can ask the doctor on your first visit.

  • Are my symptoms really those of arthritis?  If not, what is wrong with me and what should I do to treat it?
  • If it is arthritis, what type is it? What is the short term and long term prognosis?
  • What treatments to address pain relief are there?  Which ones have side effects and what are they?
  • What self-care steps should I take?
  • Are there special dietary issues or activities to avoid, medicines or OTCs to keep away from, or any other limitations I should be aware of?
  • How can you help me deal with my diet and exercise planning?
  • What other arthritic and health resources can you recommend for my family and me?

Along with your list of questions, be sure to carry in your description of your symptoms so that you don’t forget and leave anything out.  This will help your health advisor better equipped to diagnose your ailment.  Ensure you’ve included in your list,

  • where you experience pain, whether it’s in the same joint in both the limbs.
  • when you experience the pain, whether it’s related to a particular activity, or time of day, or in particular weather, etc.
  • How long have you noticed that you’ve had the pain.
  • Whether the pain is constant or fluctuates, comes and goes, or increases and decreases.
  • The type and intensity of the pain, whether a dull ache, stabbing pain, cramping, or stiffness and whether it’s mild or severe. 
  • If you’ve noticed any limitations like an inability to bend without pain, unable to get out of the car without discomfort etc.
  • Any family history of arthritis.
  • Any OTC or prescribed medications you are presently taking or other treatments you are undergoing.
  • Any exercise regimen or special diet you are following presently.

 I hope the information given here has been helpful and will help you plan your arthritic pain relief and prevention effectively.  Good luck!



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