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Care Partner for Rheumatoid Arthritis Female
I find it difficult squatting but what I do is I use hot methylated cream to massage my knees and hips and the next day I get relieved. I can move about freely.
Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Age: 51 Female More than 5 years
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
Because of morning stiffness, my day can’t start without first doing this:
People with RA have a higher incidence of depression and anxiety, in part due to inflammation and pain, as well as the uncertainty of the course of the illness and a ... read more
Joan Westreich, LCSW-R
Social Work Coordinator, Early Arthritis Initiative, Hospital for Special Surgery Healthcare provider for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Physical therapy may seem challenging now, but it'll help in the long run. Trust me.
Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Age: 29 Male More than 5 years
Try sleeping on your stomach. If you have arthritis in the back, you might find it helpful to spend time sleeping on your stomach. This may also help with posture, e ... read more
Healthcare provider for Rheumatoid Arthritis Male
An Easier Way to Get In and Out of Your Car
An Easier Way to Get In and Out of Your Car
Can't Open a Tight Jar? Try This Trick
How to Remove Tiny Seals on Containers
Try meditation and deep breathing to form a relaxing bedtime routine. This will lower stress levels and get both your body and mind ready for a restful sleep.
Brittany Ferri, MS
Occupational Therapist and owner and founder of Simplicity of Health, LLC Healthcare provider for Rheumatoid Arthritis Female
My advice for the newly diagnosed is to take the time to care for your body. If you're walking and need to take a break, then take a break! Stopping to stretch w ... read more
Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis 1 to 5 years
What’s your top strategy for managing RA pain?
Keep a pair of hemostats in your kitchen. These are a sort of forceps used for surgery, but you can also buy them at hardware stores, and they make it easy to peel a ... read more
Dr. JB Kirby Healthcare provider for Rheumatoid Arthritis Age: 52 More than 5 years
Change "I can't" to "I'll try."
Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Age: 77 Female More than 5 years
It's okay to ask for help. I know it's really important for me to have help when I am struggling, but sometimes I really struggle to ask for it. So, as a first step, ... read more
Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Age: 36 More than 5 years
I use Magnilife Arnica Pain Relief Gel on my hands and foot whenever I get an RA flare-up in them. It's the best I have found to relieve inflammation and pain. Need ... read more
Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Age: 74 Female More than 5 years
Movement is key, but not all movement is created equal. A good activity is something that might ache a little initially, but any discomfort should improve with conti ... read more
Lauren Petersen, PT, DPT
FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers of Oklahoma City Healthcare provider for Rheumatoid Arthritis Female
Move in the water! Exercising in the water has benefits for people with arthritis. The water provides buoyancy and therefore less stress on the joints. The water is ... read more
Kelly Todd, PT, DPT
at Athletico Physical Therapy Healthcare provider for Rheumatoid Arthritis Age: 40 Female
Using disposable flatware and plateware will make for easy clean up.
Brittany Ferri, MS, OTR/L, CCTP
Occupational Therapist | Owner & Founder of Simplicity of Health, LLC Healthcare provider for Rheumatoid Arthritis Female
Switch your cotton sheets and sleepwear to satin. We usually use cotton for our bed sheets and sleepwear because cotton is airy and cool. But a smoother fabric like ... read more
Care Partner for Rheumatoid Arthritis Age: 40 Female More than 5 years
Include strength-training in your exercise routine to help maintain healthy muscle function. If you have issues with balance, or other limitations, a personal traine ... read more
Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Age: 46 More than 5 years
I don’t let myself feel guilty that I can’t do as much as I use to. I move slower and watch my body mechanics (how I move) making sure I pivot, not twist. Make sure ... read more
Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Age: 72 Female More than 5 years
Get an absorbent, terry cloth dressing gown to wear after a shower or bath to avoid spending a lot time trying to dry off.
Healthcare provider for Rheumatoid Arthritis Age: 24 Male
I think I understand why my mother had to get out of bed very slow in the mornings! She had to limber up her joints before she got up. We heated with wood and the fi ... read more
Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Female