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5. Stiff Joints

One of the telltale signs of arthritis is joint stiffness and this is especially true with rheumatoid arthritis. Quite often, individuals report that joint stiffness is something that frequently occurs throughout the day, and usually cold, damp days make this especially true. While stiffness is something that will hang around you for some time, there are some holistic approaches that you can use to help combat joint stiffness. Range of motion activities are some of the most practical and holistic remedies that you can use to help alleviate some of the stiffness so that you can manage your day. Consider light stretching routines or simple range of motion activities that cause you to move your joints around in a controlled manner. Do this daily for best results.


6. Pain
It is hard to imagine having rheumatoid arthritis without any pain or symptoms of pain. The goal for many with this condition is to best manage pain in the best way possible. Pain can often present itself in a number of ways, with the most common area affected being the joint affected. The pain you feel will vary from person to person, so this is something that you will have to gauge for yourself. If you are experiencing pain, consider discussing this with your doctor to find out what options are best for you. In addition, you can discuss this with your physical therapist to see if any holistic approaches work for your body and for your joints.