If you suffer from rheumatoid with arthritis then you may often be concerned about joint pain and stiffness.
Recommendations for maintaining mobility in everyday life with the disease
1. Take care of weak joints, and strain strong ones.
2. Don’t overexert the joints that are most likely to experience pain. Use these joints only for the right job.
3. When carrying objects, keep your palm open and distribute the weight evenly on your arm.
4. Heavy items should be moved rather than lifted.
5. When you get up from your chair, tighten your thighs instead of leaning on your hands.
6. Avoid the position of grasping fingers.
7. Use devices that distribute the load across your entire palm or arm.
Rational movement-the basis of joint safety
You can minimize stress on your joints by ensuring that your muscles are properly positioned and used when moving. Proper movement mechanics will allow you to use your body more effectively. Heavy objects are best held at chest level, using your forearms to distribute the weight.
Support your back and legs while sitting. The forearm and hip should rest comfortably on the seat and table. To change your position or sit more comfortably, try to move your chair, not your entire body.
When using the computer, use armrests and wrist and forearm supports, especially when working at the computer for a long time. The tilted desktop is convenient for reading and writing, as it prevents the neck muscles from overexerting themselves.
When working while standing, the height of the countertop should allow you to work comfortably, without having to bend over or stand on your toes.
Movement and recreation
Don’t let your joints strain too much. During the day, each joint joint will remind you of itself with pain, which will require a short break from work and take a break. On days when your joints are most stressed, it is best to reduce the pace of work to prevent overexertion. During long writing sessions, take breaks of 10-15 minutes, and during long sitting or driving sessions, warm up more often and change positions.
Planning your daily tasks
Plan your own daily tasks in advance. Do everything at a moderate pace and don’t get distracted. Take a break and take a break before you feel tired or sore. During the day, alternate between light and moderate activities, and take breaks to warm up.