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10 Ways to Manage Arthritis Pain: A Comprehensive Guide

  1. Strengthen the muscles around a painful joint.

  2. Engage in non-impact cardio.

  3. Be careful not to overdo physical activity around the house.

  4. Make fewer trips up and down the stairs.

  5. Take an over-the-counter pain medication.

  6. Try cold and heat therapy.

  7. Use a mobility aid.

  8. Maintain a healthy diet.

  9. Remove hazards in your home that could lead to a fall.

  10. Look after your overall well-being.

Dr. Westrich is the Research Director of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service at HSS specializing in hip and knee replacement surgery.

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