What is the best thing to help with osteoarthritis?

What is the best thing to help with osteoarthritis?

Exercise. Exercise is one of the most important treatments for people with osteoarthritis, whatever your age or level of fitness. Your physical activity should include a combination of exercises to strengthen your muscles and exercises to improve your general fitness.

What aids are there for arthritis?

Appliances such as electric can openers, food processors and mandolins for slicing make work easier. Reachers – long-handled tools with a gripping mechanism – can be used to retrieve items stored high or low. Built-up handles and grips make utensils easier to grasp and put less stress on finger joints.

Are you classed as disabled if you have osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis can be considered a disability by the SSA. You can get Social Security disability with osteoarthritis. When you apply for disability benefits, your diagnosis and medical evidence to back up your diagnosis needs to match a listing outlined in the SSA’s Blue Book.

What are three treatments for osteoarthritis?

This guide summarizes evidence on the effectiveness and safety of three treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee: use of the supplements glucosamine, chondroitin, or both combined; viscosupplementation (injection of hyaluronan into the knee); and arthroscopic lavage and debridement of the knee joint.

How can I live with arthritis in my hands?

A complete treatment plan for arthritis of the hand includes these additional approaches:

  1. Exercises — strengthening and stretching — to reduce symptoms and improve function.
  2. Hot and cold packs.
  3. Rest.
  4. Healthy eating and managing diabetes and cholesterol.
  5. Weight loss if you’re overweight.
  6. Smoking cessation.

How can I make living with arthritis easier?

Rethink Everyday Tasks

  1. Make voice dictation your friend.
  2. Buy arthritis-friendly clothing.
  3. Get automated gadgets.
  4. Invest in adaptive tools.
  5. Buy a Roomba.
  6. Sign up for grocery delivery.
  7. Trick out your toilet.
  8. Make your shower safer.

Does osteoarthritis qualify for PIP?

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps cover the extra costs you may face if you need help taking part in everyday life or find it difficult to get around. It is an important benefit for people with arthritis. Who can claim Attendance Allowance? You can claim PIP if you are working.