When I get up in the morning, I often feel that my joints are not moving smoothly, and I have a feeling of stiffness, especially for people with bone and joint diseases, which is also called morning stiffness.
Morning stiffness refers to the feeling of local discomfort and inflexibility of the joint when it is just moving after the diseased joint is still for a long time, just like the joint is glued. Mild symptoms can be alleviated or disappeared after activities, and severe symptoms can be alleviated within 1 hour or several hours. Morning stiffness occurs in more than 95% of rheumatoid arthritis patients, and may also occur in patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases.
It is suggested that people with joint diseases should not get up in a hurry after waking up in the morning. They should first increase the mobility of joints through exercise to improve the rigidity and stiffness. This can also enhance the flexibility of limbs and the reaction speed in the face of emergencies, and prevent injuries. Before exercise, you can improve the local blood flow and relax the muscles by rubbing, massaging, hot compress with a hot water bag, and irradiating the joints of the limbs that are prone to stiffness with infrared rays.
When moving the hand joints, break the fingers with both hands, or cross and twist both hands. When moving the wrist, shoulder, knee and other multi axis joints, they should move in sequence according to all directions of the joints. The movements should be balanced and slow, reach the maximum range of joint movement as far as possible, and then maintain it slightly. The strength should be limited to causing mild pain. Each group of movements should be repeated 20 to 30 times, and the contracture and adhesion fiber tissues should be pulled step by step to maintain and enhance joint function, so that morning stiffness can be relieved as soon as possible.
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