Tips for Juvenile Arthritis

Tips for Juvenile Arthritis

Children living with arthritis experience many of the same challenges as adults living with this disease. In addition to fluctuating episodes of pain and limited ability to carry out the activities of daily living, a child needs and wants to feel normal, to develop independence, to exercise regularly, to maintain nutritional requirements, and to develop and maintain family and social relationships. In what follows are tips to help your children when they have arthritis: Promote Normalcy Adjust your expectations of the child only when a flare-up of arthritis occurs or joint damage prevents specific activities. Make your expectations of the...

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Heat and Cold Therapy for Arthritis

Heat and Cold Therapy for Arthritis

Heat and cold can provide much-needed relief to your arthritic joints. It is inexpensive, yet effective. However, it is important to know when it is appropriate to use heat or cold. It is a topic of much confusion as many people do not know if they should be pulling out their heating pad and hot pack, or their ice pack. In what follows, you will gain more understanding as to when to use each one. First of all, keep these things in mind: Cold is used to reduce swelling, inflammation, and the pain related to arthritis. These signs and symptoms...

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Foods to Eat with Arthritis

Foods to Eat with Arthritis

Foods can supply a source of great nutrition, happiness, and strength. Did you know that there are specific foods that a person can eat to ease the pains of arthritis? There are even foods that people can eat to assist with the relief of depression, anxiety and so on. The list could truly go on and on as to all the amazing benefits specific foods aid out to various people. When someone has arthritis, it’s no joke that they are on the divine search for relief in all aspects that they can get it. Arthritis hurts, literally and it’s only...

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Connection Between Stress and Arthritis

Connection Between Stress and Arthritis

You already know that living with arthritis poses daily challenges, including increased stress. However, this stress can also make your arthritis worse. Stress results in increased perception of pain, increased joint inflammation, and lower mood. That is why it is so important for people, who have arthritis, to manage their stress levels. In what follows are tips to help you reduce your stress levels: 1. Ensure you spend quality, fun time with family and friends – Although you may not feel like visiting with others, this is good for you as it helps you forget about the pain and challenges...

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