Arthritis pain is one of the more disagreeable types of pain, and perhaps that is because it is so persistent. Plus the fact that every time an arthritis sufferer moves, the pain is aggravated because the joints are the body part that is affected.
There are ways to alleviate arthritis pain, other than tylenol, which by the way is usually the medication of choice for many forms of arthritis.
Your weight can make a great deal of difference as to how much load is being taken on by the joints. Losing weight can have a tremendous effect on pain and its severity. Of course, that is not an immediate solution, but it is a worthy objective.
Exercise can be beneficial, as it helps to maintain flexibility in the joints. Be sure to do non weight bearing exercises such as swimming, water aerobics, and simple movements of the limbs without putting weight on them.
Simple hot and cold treatments are very effective for short-term pain relief from arthritis. Long showers or baths in the morning will help to take away joint stiffness, and use a heating pad at night for the same purpose. Joint pain is best relieved by cold treatments. Wrap a gel ice pack, or a frozen bag of vegetables in a towel and apply to a painful joint for relief.
Acupuncture can be helpful for arthritis pain. Be sure that you get good references to an experienced acupuncturist.
Be sure that you are getting enough Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. You can buy the supplement at the grocer store. Fish oil supplements or flax seed oil supplements will help to lubricate the joints and relieve pain.
Turmeric supplements have anti-inflammatory properties and has been used for years in India for the relief of arthritis pain. Turmeric can be purchased in capsules form.