When you have a chronic illness like arthritis that causes pain and fatigue, chances are you spend a lot of time in your bedroom. Here are tips for a safer and more comfortable bedroom to help you sleep better and have less pain.
Icing or heating joints can provide pain relief and reduce swelling. But knowing whether to go cold or hot — and knowing how to use each form of ‘thermal therapy’ — can be tricky.
“It's not a compliment,” CreakyJoints user Rachel M. said of being told she doesn’t look sick. “It's heard as an undermining of the fact that I feel like poop. The reality is that I'm in pain and exhausted every single day.” In our Arthritis Awareness Month campaign that sought to raise awareness of the challenges of living with invisible illnesses, one theme emerged over and over. Telling people with arthritis and other chronic illness that they don’t look sick invalidates and undermines how they feel.
From stretching before your workout to sitting while you do arm exercises, here are some ways to reduce arthritis pain and discomfort during exercise.
From arthritis-friendly tools to joint-friendly modifications, here are some ways to reduce arthritis pain and discomfort when you’re cleaning your home.
New research suggests that people may underestimate women’s pain level, while overestimating the pain level of men. Additionally, women’s pain is more likely to be attributed to psychological issues, whereas men’s will be attributed to physical issues.
In a study that assessed clinical images across four major rheumatology training resources, researchers found only 13 percent of images featured patients with darker skin tones.
From expert-backed tips to must-have assistive devices, here are some ways to reduce arthritis pain and discomfort when you’re getting dressed for the day.
A new study found that adults with hip osteoarthritis were more likely to have multiple falls over a year than those without the chronic illness.
New research found that arthritis and hypertension are the most common chronic illnesses among veterans, regardless of age or sex. The research also suggests that veterans are more likely to experience multiple chronic conditions (MCC) than non-veterans.