Techni Ice joins the World Arthritis Day 2021! Today is a special day that helps raise awareness in all audiences about arthritis. WAD or World Arthritis Day has been observed on this day, October 12, since 1996 all over the world. It is the day that people would be more aware and mindful of how arthritis takes off the quality of life and how this kind of condition may keep you from doing simple tasks and things you love. 

Read along to know more about arthritis and what measures you should consider in preventing and treating this inflammatory disease. 

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a common disorder that affects your joints and has more than one form or type. Each form causes different symptoms and needs different treatments. It can cause pain in joints, increases stiffness, and sometimes shows swelling making it difficult to move or stay active. This is most common in the following areas of the body such as feet, hands, hips, knees, and lower back. As we all know arthritis usually affects older adults, and can also develop in men, women, and children of any age.

What you can do? 

Below are a few healthy habits you can practice to help reduce the risk of developing painful joints. 

  • Healthy living choices quit smoking and drinking. 

● Eating a healthy diet will reduce inflammation in the body. The top 5 most anti-inflammatory foods you can eat are berries, fatty fish like salmon, avocados, broccoli, and dark chocolate or cocoa. 

  • Exercise regularly to strengthen the muscles around the joints. 

● Maintain a normal and healthy weight through diet and exercise that will provide pain relief and reduces inflammation in the body. 

  • Heat and Cold. Apply heated pads to aching joints to help relieve pain temporarily. While ice packs can relieve pain and inflammation on your sore muscles after physical activity or strenuous exercise. Techni Ice’s reusable ice pack is what you can use for both hot and cold applications and is also available with body and knee wrap for easier and less hassle way of doing hot and cold compress. 
  • Lastly and most importantly, consult your Doctor! 

All the things stated above are just some of the general information that can help you to understand what arthritis is and what you can do to prevent and treat this type of condition. We still encourage you to have a visit to your family doctor to know what will work for you and what is not. 

Share some of the key things you have learned today and help raise awareness too!