Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common type of arthritis, affects the quality of life for nearly 27 million Americans, including many in our community. Because many consider arthritis pain something they must simply “grin and bear” as a normal part of aging, At Home Solutions believes many could benefit from learning about the importance of proper diagnosis and the various methods to manage OA pain. Click on the link below to open an article on managing osteoarthritis pain.
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- Get Moving to Manage Osteoarthritis
- Recommendations to Manage Arthritis Pain
- Separating Arthritis Facts from Fiction
Click the links below to access resource Web sites to find out more about care for osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis Risk Quiz
This handy tool available at FightArthritisPain.org allows users to take a quick quiz that reveals their risks for osteoarthritis and offers tips on managing the condition.
Arthritis Exercise Videos
The Arthritis Foundation provides expert-approved step-by-step photo and video demonstrations for exercises that are designed to be safe and effective for people with arthritis.
The Arthritis Foundation created a program to encourage manufacturers to design with “Ease-of-Use” in mind for those who suffer from arthritis. View products that carry the Arthritis Foundation Ease-of-Use Commendation Logo in this downloadable PDF.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: 10 Tips for the Caregiver
EverydayHealth.com offers useful information to help caregivers learn how to deal with the emotional toll of rheumatoid arthritis.
Fighting Arthritis Pain with Food
This article, written by the Today Show’s nutritionist, notes how nutrition can fight the inflammation associated with several types of arthritis. The article lists important nutrients that reduce inflammation and several foods that contain those nutrients.
Caring for Seniors with Arthritis
Care.com answers some common questions and provides advice for families and caregivers dealing with a loved one’s arthritis care issues.
Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases
This fact sheet offers a detailed overview of symptoms, treatments, medications and other information specific to arthritic conditions, courtesy of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. A PDF version is also available.
Arthritis: Keeping Your Joints Healthy
AARP provides this in-depth health guide which overviews various types of arthritis, symptoms, treatment options and more. They also offer other helpful resources.
Pros and Cons of Joint Replacement for Arthritis Relief
Everyday Health provides information on when to consider joint replacement for arthritis relief as well as the benefits and possible risks and complications.
Animations of Various Joint Replacement Surgeries
The Arthritis Foundation presents several informative animations showing exactly what is entailed with specific joint replacement surgeries. You can play the videos with or without narration.