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.
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.
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.
The American Juvenile Arthritis Organization (AJAO) can be very helpful for parents of children or teens with arthritis.
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.
I take a medication that needs to be refrigerated daily. I am planning a trip to Europe and need to know what I can buy for keeping my medication cool throughout my stay. There will be no refrigerator in the room.
Can you give me 4 of the best kitchen aids for arthritis sufferers. I am giving a food demo on Dec 1st in NZ and would like to hear of some devices to make chopping vegs and opening cans etc.
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