If you are living with an arthritis disability in New York, you probably already follow your doctors instructions and take your medication as prescribed. Seeing your physician as soon as you feel the first symptoms is always the best plan, but then what? You may not know that there are a few simple precautions you can take at home to help ease the pain and swelling associated with disabling arthritis.

Protecting Your Joints
Use proper lifting techniques and, if possible, assistive devices, such as jar openers, zipper pulls, or handrails. If you have a hobby, such as gardening, it may be helpful to also look into arthritis-friendly tools that can help you take it easy on your joints.

Get a Little More Exercise
Medical studies have shown that exercise can help lessen arthritis pain and increase your range of movement. Be sure to consult your physician before starting an exercise program.

Have a Glass of Orange Juice
Really! Studies have shown that vitamin C and other antioxidants can help reduce the progression of osteoarthritis.

Take a Warm Bath
Soaking in a warm bath can help relax your muscles and soothe aching joints. For extra relaxation, put on some soothing music or light a candle – bubble bath is optional!

If you are considering pursuing Social Security disability for arthritis in New York, contact the White Plains disability lawyers at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C. We are devoted to helping disabled and injured New York workers understand their rights and get the compensation they deserve.