Home' Active Retirees : Active Retirees Apr May 2017 Contents www.thehearingcareshop.com.au/ar 1300 919 664
DON’T PAY FULL PRICE FOR HEARING AIDS!
Leading brands and models to suit all budgets
Save thousands with Australia’s only online hearing care store
supported by over 230 audiology clinics nationwide
Oticon OPN 1 MiniRITE
OUR PRICE $8,200 per pair
RETAIL $11,800 per pair
Siemens Signia Cellion 5
OUR PRICE $6,900 per pair
RETAIL $9,000 per pair
TAKE OUR FREE
Online Hearing Test
Are you, or is someone you know,
worried about hearing loss?
Take a hearing test from the
comforts of home!
Helping people hear and enjoy life
Included – appointments, batteries, electronic drying kit
YOU SAVE $3,600
YOU SAVE $2,100
The Hearing Care Shop Ad 210x275 2017-02.indd 1
8/02/17 9:50 am
claw, cat’s claw and turmeric have a long history
of traditional use for arthritic conditions." Keep in
mind it's important to follow your doctor's advice
on alternative medicines.
There are a number of foods that can cause
inflammation and increase joint pain for those
suffering from arthritis. Foods high in sugar,
fats, oil, MSG, refined carbohydrates, gluten
and alcohol can all increase inflammation of the
joints. According to the Arthritis Foundation,
sufferers should increase the proportion of fruits
and vegetables in their diet. Making fish their
main protein and getting more omega-3s can also
make a big difference to symptoms.
Corinne Bett says bromelain, an enzyme found
in pineapple, can also reduce inflammation in the
What behaviours cause pain
and how to avoid them
Because many activities that trigger joint pain
are necessary everyday tasks, it’s difficult to
completely avoid them. However, it is possible
to moderate them. It’s important to take note of
behaviours that cause you pain and avoid them
when possible. For example, gardening is an
activity that is necessary and often enjoyable.
However, it can also aggravate back, neck and leg
pains. In order to lower the amount of pain you’re
experiencing, you might need to cut down on the
activities you identify as causing you pain.
Another way to minimise pain is to use tools
that have been specifically tailored to help.
“ There’s some good advice from occupational
therapists of appliances that can simplify a lot
of home activities,” says Dr Browne. Speaking to
professionals and getting personalised advice for
how to moderate painful activities and maintain
your lifestyle can help you get the most out of life
even when living with arthritis. ••
Active Retirees∏ | 35
While it’s necessary to seek advice from a health
professional to help you create a detailed pain
management plan, there are a few tips you can
follow to reduce your joint pain. Here are Corinne
Bett’s seven tips for managing arthritic pain:
MAINTAIN A HEALTHY DIET AND
AVOID BECOMING OVERWEIGHT
Eating anti-inflammatory foods can be
helpful. Watching what you eat and
maintaining a healthy weight will help
you avoid excess knee pain.
PERFORM REGULAR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Keeping your muscles active will help
them support your bones and reduce
joint pain. It will also help you stay at
a healthy weight.
AVOID HIGH IMPACT SPORTS
Heavy landings will cause inflammation
in your joints, leading to pain.
KEEP CORRECT BODY POSTURE
Maintaining good posture ensures
you don’t put too much weight on any
specific part of your body.
DO NOT OVERUSE YOUR JOINTS
Overuse is one of the most common
causes of osteoarthritic pain. Know
your limits and don’t push yourself
more than you should.
USE SUPPORTIVE SHOES
The right footwear can be extremely
useful for those suffering from knee
and back pain. Talk to your doctor
about exploring different options.
FOLLOW YOUR HEALTHCARE
Listen to your GP and specialists. They are
the experts. Follow their advice on the
correct use of prescribed medications
and natural therapies.
7 TOP TIPS FOR
For sufferers of arthritis,
simple everyday tasks can
become extremely difficult.
8/03/2017 2:37 PM
Links Archive Active Retirees Feb Mar 2017 Active Retirees Jun Jul 2017 Navigation Previous Page Next Page