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Who can help me?

Physical Therapist

If you have problems moving around or if you have lots of pain, a physical therapist can help. A physical therapist can help you find exercises that you can do pain-free and help you loosen up. They also have ultrasounds, heat packs, and other aids to help your pain.

   
Who can help me?

Pharmacist

If you take lots of medicine, it can be real hard to understand their purposes and side effects. A pharmacist can help you understand your medicine. They can explain stuff to you and give you handouts about your medications. Some pharmacies also carry health care supplies, like scooters, safety bars for the bathroom, and other supplies that can make your life easier.

   
Who can help me?

Counselors

If your arthritis gets to the point where it stresses you out or causes you to be depressed, you may want to consider going to a counselor. They can help you pinpoint why you are so stressed and help you move past it. If you are staying depressed all the time, it can cause your arthritis to be worse.

   
Are there any organizations that can help me?

Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is a great organization that's main goal is to help fund research for cures and treatments for arthritis. They provide all kinds of information and they can be a great help. You can contact your local Arthritis Foundation and they can help you find a doctor in your area and other programs.
Here is the link to there website- http://www.arthritis.org

   
Who can help me?

Dietitian

It is very important that anyone with an illness eats properly. If you feel like you can't plan well-balanced meals, consider talking to a dietitian. A dietitian can help you plan meals that are healthy and well-balanced.

   
Who can help me?

Family and Friends

Family and friends are very important to your well-being. You need to have a social life. Also, your family can be a big help to you. They can split chores with you and help take care of you when you are feeling really bad. Family and friends can also cheer you up when you are feeling down.

   
Who can help me?

AJAO

The American Juvenile Arthritis Organization (AJAO) can be very helpful for parents of children or teens with arthritis.

   
Who can help me?

Support Groups

Support groups are a great way to talk and share ideas with other people who are facing the same things you are. Your local Arthritis Foundation can help you find support groups in your area.

   
Are there any organizations that can help me?

YMCA

Some YMCAs offer different kinds of exercise programs like water aerobics and yoga. Talk to you doctor first and if he says that you would benefit from it. Then call your local YMCA and see what programs they offer.

   
Who can help me?

Arthritis Doctor

Everyone who has arthritis most likely goes to an arthritis doctor. Your arthritis doctor is the person who will most likely be able to help you the most. He will be able to prescribe medicine for the pain, tell you if you need therapy, or even help you find somewhere who can help you more than himself.

   
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