When it comes to fighting arthritis, there’s no arguing with the axiom “move it or lose it.” Movement and physical activity have been proven effective in relieving arthritis pain and, in some cases, delaying the onset of symptoms.
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Nearly 70 percent of people being treated for rheumatoid arthritis experience pain, stiffness or fatigue on a daily basis. However, many patients don’t realize that better communication with their rheumatologist could lead to improved care.
I’ve walked through process of recovering from loss probably hundreds of times; and if you’re living with chronic illness, you probably have too. While it never gets easier, there are things you can do to move through recovery in a healthy way.
Gardening is good for you on many levels, but the effort involved can make existing aches and pains worse, or even cause new ones. This summer, take steps to ensure your gardening experience is as comfortable and beneficial as possible.
One of the most difficult situations in which you need to decide between home care or professional care is when something affects your joints. Figuring out when things will get better on their own and when you have a more serious problem is not easy.
The health benefits of volunteering are well documented and include reduced stress and an increased feeling of self worth. It is no wonder that for many people with chronic conditions, volunteering can even help maintain or improve one’s physical health.
For years it was believed that people with arthritis should not exercise because movement could cause further damage to joints. Now, physical activity is recognized as playing an integral role in its prevention and treatment.
Older women suffer up to two and a half times more disabilities than men.