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Mar 12, 2019

Make the Most out of Your Next Rheumatologist Appointment

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If you have arthritis, it’s likely you see your doctor pretty regularly, but you probably don’t spend a lot of time at each appointment. Because of this, it is essential that you make the most out of every visit. With good planning, you’ll be better prepared to talk with your doctor and get the best […]

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Mar 6, 2019

Six Steps for Cutting Clutter and Making Life More Simple

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The New Year is here, spring is right around the corner, and countless people are working to get out from underneath the clutter in their lives. For those with arthritis, it’s not as simple as breaking out the cleaning supplies and organizing things into piles, but it is important to make de-cluttering a priority. For […]

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Feb 15, 2019

Eight Steps for Finding your Joy with Arthritis

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Sadly, joy may seem like a distant emotion that got lost in the hustle and bustle of coping with arthritis. Now your focus is on managing pain, attending doctors’ appointments, fighting fatigue, and dealing with paperwork. A new lifestyle that you never asked for is taking precedence as you are struggling to navigate the unknown. […]

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Feb 8, 2019

Five Strategies for Keeping Arthritis from Affecting your Relationship

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Building a strong relationship isn’t easy, but a having a chronic illness like arthritis can make it a struggle. Arthritis brings many physical, emotional, and financial demands that can drive couples apart. Unless both partners have strong coping skills and the tools to manage the obstacles that can occur, arthritis can seriously damage the relationship, […]

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Jan 15, 2019

10 Ways to Build your Quality of Life with Arthritis

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People living with arthritis are often discouraged by how much the disease can take from their life. If you have arthritis, physical limitations caused by chronic pain and fatigue can diminish your quality of life. When you suffer from arthritis, so much energy is consumed just trying to accomplish ordinary tasks and usual daily activities […]

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Jan 8, 2019

Nine Strategies for Managing Depression Caused by Arthritis

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Anyone who suffers from arthritis knows that the blues can become a part of life. According to The Arthritis Foundation, “People with arthritis have high rates of depression and anxiety. Many of those affected don’t receive mental health treatment – which could potentially help with their physical arthritis symptoms.” The good news is that it […]

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Dec 12, 2018

Tips for Cold Weather Exercise with Arthritis

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Winter has hit North Carolina! And while it may not be officially considered winter for a few weeks, these frigid days tell us otherwise. The temperatures are quickly dropping and that comfy couch and cozy blanket are much more appealing than a brisk walk outside. Unfortunately, inactivity will make pain and depression worse for arthritis […]

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Dec 6, 2018

7 Ways to Keep Crafting with Arthritis

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The holidays are here and anyone who likes to craft know that this truly is the most wonderful time of year. Baking, quilting, paper crafting, sewing, and woodworking are in full swing during the holiday season. Most crafters know how easy it is to drift into the craft “zone” which can lead to cramped fingers, […]

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Nov 10, 2018

Seven Tips for Boosting Self-Esteem with Arthritis

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It’s hard to keep healthy self-esteem and positive body image when your body is literally turning on you. When you have arthritis, managing physical symptoms and preventing future damage are focal points of your treatment. Unfortunately, arthritis can take a heavy emotional and mental toll as well. The emotional and mental sides may not be […]

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Nov 2, 2018

Seven Strategies for Managing Flare-ups During the Holidays

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While this is the most wonderful time of the year for most, for those who suffer from arthritis it means increased chances of painful flare-ups. A flare-up is defined as pain, inflammation, stiffness, and fatigue that can limit your ability to life everyday life. If not effectively managed, arthritis flare-ups can hinder your lifestyle and […]

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