Upgrade your morning routine to ease arthritis joint pain

(BPT) - The sun rises, you flutter your eyes open and take a deep breath. It's time to start the day, but before you even get out of bed, you know it's going to be a tough one. For the more than 30 million Americans with osteoarthritis, waking up with soreness or stiffness in the joints can make mornings particularly difficult.

“After a night of inactivity due to sleep, people with osteoarthritis may find that their joints tend to feel stiff when they wake up,” explained rheumatologist Dr. Micah Yu. “While mornings can be difficult, they also can be an opportunity to start your morning routine, soothe aches and pains and set yourself up for a productive day.”