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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 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 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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Oct 25, 2018

Six Strategies on How to Stay Positive When Living with Arthritis

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We are all too familiar with the physical side of arthritis; the achy joints, endless fatigue, and the overwhelming stiffness. But there is a rarely discussed emotional side as well; the stress, anxiety, and depression that can accompany arthritis. Understanding the link between your physical symptoms and your emotions is an important part of the […]

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Oct 15, 2018

Regain: Five Common Arthritis Myths Busted

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Approximately 40 million people in the United States are affected by arthritis. Despite these staggering statics that show that this disease is widespread, many people don’t really understand what it is, how it affects us, and what we can do to ease the pain. A good place to start educating ourselves is by determining what […]

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