TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. TENS involves a small device that sends mild electrical pulses to nerves in the painful area. All it feels like is a vibrating or tapping sensation and it doesn't hurt. A TENS unit can help decrease the pain. If you are interested in it, you can talk to your doctor or physical therapist.
Physical therapy can be a big help to anyone with arthritis. Therapists can give you certain exercises that can help the pain. They can also give you ideas on how to help yourself.
Acupuncture is a practice where small, thin needles go into the skin at specific points on the body. This procedure is used to help reduce moderate pain. It is generally safe and has few side effects. If you are interested, talk to your doctor about it.
Ultrasounds are painless ways of helping reduce pain. It sends sound waves into the area it is being done on. A physical therapist can perform these.
Some people with rheumatoid arthritis claim that fish oil, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, has improved their arthritis. If you are consider taking this, check with your doctor first.
I take a medication that needs to be refrigerated daily. I am planning a trip to Europe and need to know what I can buy for keeping my medication cool throughout my stay. There will be no refrigerator in the room.
Can you give me 4 of the best kitchen aids for arthritis sufferers. I am giving a food demo on Dec 1st in NZ and would like to hear of some devices to make chopping vegs and opening cans etc.
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