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Jun 1, 2020

Managing Arthritis During the Summer

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Life with arthritis is certainly a struggle, but it’s crucial to find ways to reduce symptoms and keep living life. One way you can help to manage your symptoms is by understanding how things outside of your control can exacerbate arthritis pain. Once you understand it, take the proper action to protect yourself. For many […]

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Mar 11, 2020

Managing Psoriatic Arthritis Flares

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Not everyone with psoriatic arthritis will have the same experience. However, just about everyone who has psoriatic arthritis has flare-ups or “flares,” which is when symptoms are more severe than usual. Psoriatic arthritis flares can affect the skin, joints, or back. Knowing what triggers flares and understanding early warning signs is key to managing them. […]

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Sep 9, 2019

Arthritis Dos and Don’ts

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There is a lot of advice about how to ease arthritis pain and stiffness with exercise, medication, and stress reduction. But how do you know what will work for you? Take charge of your diagnosis by following these simple dos and don’ts. As a result, you can enjoy life more and potentially slow down the […]

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Aug 16, 2019

Five Common Exercise Hurdles with Arthritis and How to Overcome Them

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Exercise plays a key role in managing arthritis symptoms. Unfortunately, starting and maintaining an exercise program when you have arthritis isn’t that simple. Here are five ideas to help you overcome those common exercise hurdles. Pain. If pain is holding you back from being active, take a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory over-the-counter pain reliever before you exercise. […]

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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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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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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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Jul 9, 2018

Regain: Eight Energy-Boosting Tips

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Fighting fatigue is a daily struggle for people who have arthritis. Instead of suffering through or missing fun activities because arthritis has you exhausted, follow these eight energy-boosting tips. Eat superfoods. What we put into our body has a huge impact on how it operates. Unhealthy, high caffeine, or sugary foods may provide a brief […]

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