Entries by Sanria

The Unsung Heroes

  If you have Rheumatoid Arthritis, osteoarthritis,  Ankylosing Spondylitis, or any critical illness your pain and stress can be off the charts. Truth time: You’re not the only one hurting. Another negative side effects of being diagnosed with Chronic Arthritis is the strain it can put on our families. Our diseases can wreak havoc on […]

KEEP MOVING, TO STAY A STEP AHEAD OF ARTHRITIS.

There are many different forms of exercise to choose from. The type that is best for you will depend on your personal preference, the severity of your symptoms and whether or not you have other musculoskeletal conditions or health issues. If you aren’t sure which exercises are suitable for you, be guided by your doctor […]

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Mind-Body Practices when Living with Arthritis

I have resorted to Mind-body practices like mindfulness which has helped me to deal with rheumatoid arthritis which usually is accompanied by pain, fatigue, sleep difficulties and stress, among other concerns. By remembering that the body and mind work together, I have learnt to channel this bi-directional (mind influences body, body influences mind) experience towards […]

Points to remember about Arthritis

  This is the last week of May-Arthritis Awareness Month, join in the efforts to increase arthritis awareness and encourage someone you know with arthritis to take the leap and engage in safe and effective physical activity programs to improve their physical function and overall quality of life. Arthritis Awareness Month is the perfect time […]

When a Loved one has Arthritis

  Looking after someone or becoming the carer for someone who has arthritis can be difficult and it can be challenging. There is a fine balance to strike which involves providing a good level of care but also allowing that person their independence and respecting their wishes about their care. It’s important to gauge when […]

An RA Update

People have long feared rheumatoid arthritis (commonly called RA) as one of the most disabling types of arthritis. The good news is that the outlook has greatly improved for many people with newly diagnosed (detected) RA. Of course, RA remains a serious disease, and one that can vary widely in symptoms (what you feel) and […]