Seniors who have arthritis may feel worse in winter because of changes in barometric pressure. If your senior loved one has arthritis, there are several home remedies Burlington senior care professionals suggest trying this winter to find relief from pain.
The antioxidants contained in cloves can inhibit arthritic pain in your loved one’s body. Eating as little as half a teaspoon of cloves a day can be effective for pain relief and may also prevent inflammation.
Increase Omega-3 Intake
Your loved one may also want to consume more omega-3 fatty acids. Fish is a great source of omega-3, and your loved one can eat fish on a regular basis. Some seniors also find canola oil, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, quite beneficial, while others take omega-3 supplements.
Avoid Food Allergens
Researchers at the University of Oslo in Norway found seniors who ate even a little bit of food they were mildly allergic to had a much higher chance of developing arthritis. Food testing may help your loved one avoid allergens and prevent arthritis.
Listen to Music
According to researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, listening to music can help a senior with arthritis feel better. The blind test discovered people who liked the music they were listening to had the best results. Encourage your loved one to regularly listen to music he or she enjoys.
Wear Shoes That Fit Well
While going barefoot may help stop arthritis pain, it may not be realistic in winter. Choose a pair of shoes with great arch support and heel contour for your loved one. Replace shoes with new ones on a regular basis when the inside begins to wear out.
Eat Spicy Foods
Fix a meal with plenty of spices when your loved one experiences arthritis pain. Consider Mexican, Thai, or Indian recipes. The spices in these foods can help reduce swelling and block pain messages to the brain.
If your loved one needs help managing arthritis pain or other chronic conditions, get in touch with Home Care Assistance. We provide live-in and respite care Burlington seniors can depend on. Our caregivers can help your loved one with all aspects of daily life, including mobility assistance, meal prep, and housekeeping, allowing him or her to live independently in the home for as long as possible. Call (802) 231-0415 to speak to a Care Manager and schedule a free consultation.