If you have been with chronic pain for a while now due to your rheumatoid arthritis, there is a good chance that you are willing to try many things to see what works. This is where electrical stimulation comes in. Physical therapists use a tool called the transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit and it is a low current tool that helps to manage pain. Usually, if you are given treatment with a TENS unit, then you probably have been experiencing pain for a while now. Discuss being referred to a physical therapist for your rheumatoid arthritis pain or talk with your therapist at your next visit for more information.
While there are many options available for managing rheumatoid arthritis using medication, there is also a good amount of holistic options available, with exercise being one of the best options. At this point in your wellness, you should skip away from any high intensity exercise programs and focus more on programs that offer light to moderate forms of exercise that includes range of motion exercises and frequent stretching. In addition, some forms of yoga and meditation with deep breathing can be helpful in managing pain. Consider doing some form of light exercise or range of motion activities every day to help manage the symptoms of your rheumatoid arthritis.