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Daily Life with Osteoarthritis

Annotation:American Pain Foundation - Since there are more than 100 different types of arthritis, this condition is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. Practical advice for feeling better and avoiding flare-ups of pain are provided in this article.

Annotation:National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health - Take care of yourself with education, exercise, diet, and sleep.

Annotation:Arthritis Foundation - Advice for making your life easier while living with arthritis.

Annotation:American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Basic tips from PM&R physicians, to increase your odds of keeping your joints pain free.

Annotation:The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center - Even small amounts of weight loss reduce the chance of developing osteoarthritis in the knee, while for those who already have arthritis, weight loss reduces pain in the joints. This discussion is written for the physician, but includes much useful information for the arthritis patient.

Annotation:The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center - Exercise is an important part of the treatment for arthritis and this encouraging article discusses how to overcome common barriers to physical activity in the arthritis patient.

Annotation:Arthritis Foundation - Information on appropriate exercise programs with videos and links to local resources.

Annotation:Arthritis Foundation - A look at virtually impact-free exercise choices for people with painful joints.

Annotation:Arthritis Foundation - Provides clear complete information on controlling pain through understanding, prevention, and management.

Annotation:University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine - Important principles for families coping with arthritis. Click on other tabs for more help in coping strategies.

Annotation:Everyday Health - How to assist someone diagnosed with osteoarthritis.

Annotation:National Institutes of Health - This is a wonderful article that explains the stages patients experience after a diagnosis of chronic illness, followed by practical strategies for coping with the realities of a new “normal.”

Annotation:American Pain Foundation - Tips on planning and packing for travel, useful for anyone with a chronic pain problem.

Annotation:American Pain Foundation - This brief article provides encouraging advice for couples faced with the limitations of chronic pain.

Annotation:657 Mission Street, Suite 603 San Francisco, CA 94105-4120 Phone: (415)356-1230 Fax: 415-356-1240 Toll-free: 800-464-6240 - Organizes exercise programs, support groups and events.


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