It can help you fight back.
Arthritis can be extremely debilitating and make every day activities a challenge. Arthritis is something that runs in our family and watching my Dad fight through pain is hard. He suffers from arthritis in his neck and shoulders and lifting, sitting for extended periods of time has become more and more difficult.
My father has played guitar since he was 18 years-old, it is his passion and something that he has done every single day since. Some days, even that has become a painful task. It breaks my heart to see him go through pain.
I am lucky enough to have two parents who are extremely active in my daughters’ lives. My dad especially helps me out with helping them with their homework and giving Gabby her guitar lessons. Among many other things. Some days, he calls and he tells me that he’s having “one of those days” and won’t be able to make it or help out. It pains me when I see the look on his face when Mimi asks him to pick her up and sometimes he can’t.
On cold days my joints hurt, especially my knees. I also suffer from neck pain and I mostly feel pain in the joints of my hands. When it flares up, I have a hard time typing on my computer, using a pen or even opening up a snack package for my youngest daughter. Unlike my Dad, I haven’t been officially diagnosed with it but, I think I can attribute it all to old sports injuries, wear and tear, my job and heredity.
Having a solution to fight back to arthritis is essential, that means finding a pain relief formula that works. Tylenol Arthritis is specialized to help you relieve the pain of sore joints. I have always counted on Tylenol to help relieve me from the almost daily pain that I feel and I often worry the effect that it can have on my kidneys. I was happy to discover that Tylenol does not affect kidney function the way that other pain medications can.
My father has used Tylenol Arthritis in the past and has had great results. Tylenol provides fast and long lasting relief for up to 8 hours and gentle on the stomach. Which is something he needs to consider with other ailments he has, knowing that it is gentle is a peace of mind.
Myself, I find that changing positions often helps, stretch your legs out to keep the blood flowing and bending unnecessarily, move your neck back and forth, take breaks when you feel you need to and take your time. Of course, on days that these methods fail, I count on medication that I can trust.
Do you or someone you know suffer from arthritis?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.