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Living Well with Arthritis (A Day in the Life)

Some say living with arthritis pain is like having a really bad toothache. It’s wrong. Arthritis is like a spectrum and it inculcates feeling bad about your body.

Unfortunately, arthritis is the leading cause of disability (more than cancer or heart disease) in the US. More than 300 million people in the world have some form of arthritis

Many people diagnosed with arthritis say the worst aspect of their illness is pain. Undoubtedly, it is one of the hardest and most depressing things to bear. It can be very difficult to deal with and can affect all aspects of your life.

However, the more you know about arthritis, the more empowered you will feel. And the more you will be able to help yourself and directly minimize your discomfort.

All individuals have their pain threshold and tolerance so the first important point is to be able to describe yours in particular.

You can then move forward and together with your doctor find out ways that help your personality find relief.

Smart Living with Arthritis:

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There’s a common myth that nothing can be done to treat arthritis. However, the good news is that there are a number of strategies that in combination with medication can help you contend with arthritis pain.

Part of the challenge of learning to live with the condition is discovering what treatments and techniques work for you in order to improve your quality of life.

Medication isn’t the only way to manage arthritis pain relief. Many smart strategies can prevent pain and make living with arthritis as good as it can be:

1. Early and accurate diagnosis {(using blood tests (CRP) and imaging tests like bone X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, computed tomography (CT) scan)}
2. Weight control
3. Exercise and physical activity (to strengthen the muscles)
4. Physical therapy (all forms of joint pain including back, knee, shoulder, hand, wrist, and ankle)
5. Occupational therapy
6. Diet alteration (proper nutrition)
7. Lifestyle modifications
8. Natural Therapies (like Acupuncture, Tai Chi, and Yoga)
9. Transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS)
10. Surgical Treatment (like Arthroscopy, Cartilage grafting, Synovectomy, Osteotomy, arthroplasty

There is doubt that individuals are able to lessen their arthritis pain by some simple changes in diet. But that varies from person to person. Check with your doctor about what could be relevant for you.

Bone Crushing Pain Of Arthritis – Young Girl’s Story:

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Today I want to share the experience of Amy Kay (*) with regard to Arthritis. She was an extremely active young girl playing different jumps and rhymes. However, all of a sudden she couldn’t play sports with the same strength and got exhausted very quickly.

Here is her bone-crushing pain in her own words:

“My dance with Arthritis started early. When I was only 22, I fell on a wet floor and broke my hip. Over the years I have had that same hip replaced twice, can I say ouch! I have also broken my wrists and ankles on different occasions.

I was diagnosed with the gouty kind of Arthritis – the kind that causes swelling and extremely painful fluid and puffiness in the joints. Those of you this reading this know full well l what I mean. I also had old fashion arthritis (rheumatoid), just like my mother before me.

This type of arthritis strikes anytime and anywhere, with bone-crushing pain. I spent many years just like everyone else popping Tylenol and Celebrex.

I also tried every prescription medication my doctor would through my way. I changed prescriptions so many times, at some point, I lost count.

However, I do know each different pill had their own set of debilitating side effects. None were really helping me at all and I had a lot of trouble just walking, much less doing anything else.

Living With Arthritis ~ Medical Mystery Tour:

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“Over the years, the pain of Arthritis has driven me to try a lot of different things. Some were a little helpful, but many were not. I went through the cycle of pain with over-the-counter products, prescription medication, strict diets and even herbal treatments.

Before I found my solution to arthritis, I had personally dealt with over 50 medical professionals. I not only had a lot of stress, but the medication did not provide any real relief.”

It was actually my son of all people, who shared with me something that really worked for him. His name is Chris, and he is very athletic and “into” staying healthy. But like his other siblings, the family gene struck – hitting him right in the ankles at the mere age of 38.

But one day, he was with me on a particular visit to my orthopaedic doctor, who told him he would need to start cortisone shots. Needless to say, he was horrified!

We had both heard from other arthritis sufferers we knew, that once started you on cortisone shots, you would have to continue them. Even if you were to become immune to the help they would provide.

On the way home he shared a little know remedy he had found work on all kinds of muscle and joint pain. When he told me what it was I was extremely sceptical.

We stopped at the grocer’s on the way home and he picked up this little miracle in a bottle. A week later he called and told me the results! The swelling was gone, and he was back on his treadmill. To this day his pain and swelling have NEVER returned.”

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I really appreciate all of whom have made my living with arthritis go much smoother.

Moreover, it is important for everyone to know that in spite of getting Arthritis, people with Arthritis are very strong! And they can do everything that everyone else can do.

All you need is to care for emotional health. You should work together with your family, friends and health-care team for effective arthritis pain management. This not only addresses the physical but also the emotional factors influencing arthritis pain.

For more information on Amy Kay solution to arthritis, visit Arthritis Step By Step Strategy that helps you to cure your arthritis naturally from home within a month.

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* Name has been withheld or altered on request of the author