Dr. Campbell's tips for arthritis pain management - WRBL

WNCN News

Dr. Campbell's tips for arthritis pain management

Dr. Kevin Campbell Dr. Kevin Campbell

Dr. Kevin Campbell appears every Wednesday morning on WNCN Today. He will also provide a special one-minute guide to healthy living each week for WNCN.com.

 Here, Dr. Campbell gives you five tips for arthritis pain management:

  1. Start and end your day with stretching - Your joints will ache the most after spending hours immobile while you sleep. Minimize this pain by performing gentle stretches before you get in bed for the night, and again upon waking to get you ready for the day.
  2. Stay active - Even when you aren't sleeping, immobility can lead to discomfort. If you've been sitting still for a while, get up, walk around, and move your joints. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adopting a fitness routine that is specifically designed for arthritis patients.
  3. Listen to your body - While it's good to stay active, too many repetitive motions can lead to further damages of the joints. Don't push yourself. Rest your body when it needs it.
  4. Stop smoking. Need another reason to quit? According to the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, the toxins in your cigarettes can accelerate the progress of your arthritis.
  5. Find pain relief that works for you - There will be days when your pain gets the best of you, and you need to have a plan. Try OTC pain medications first, but if the pain persists, talk with your doctor about prescription solutions.
  • Health with Dr. CampbellMore>>

  • Dr. Campbell - New study suggests that we can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease

    Dr. Campbell - New study suggests that we can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:00:23 GMT
    Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that can be quite devastating to both patient and families. Today in the U.S., more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.
    Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that can be quite devastating to both patient and families. Today in the U.S., more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • Dr. Campbell: Can sitting at your desk cancel out the benefits of exercise?

    Dr. Campbell: Can sitting at your desk cancel out the benefits of exercise?

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:08:09 GMT
    There is now evidence that time spent at your desk may actually reverse the benefits that you have obtained from that quick pre-work trip to the gym or a run or walk during your lunch break.
    There is now evidence that time spent at your desk may actually reverse the benefits that you have obtained from that quick pre-work trip to the gym or a run or walk during your lunch break.
  • Dr. Campbell: EKG screening of high school athletes

    Dr. Campbell: EKG screening of high school athletes

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-07-11 09:00:23 GMT
    When a seemingly healthy young athlete suddenly drops dead while playing sports, it's tragic and hard to accept. Some estimate that nearly 100 young athletes die every year in the U.S. from a preventable sudden cardiac arrest—if their underlying disorder had been previously identified.
    When a seemingly healthy young athlete suddenly drops dead while playing sports, it's tragic and hard to accept. Some estimate that nearly 100 young athletes die every year in the U.S. from a preventable sudden cardiac arrest—if their underlying disorder had been previously identified.
Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.