Dr Fraser Birrell presents a short video on treating arthritis with home methods.
Dr Fraser Birrell presents this short video on professional help available to manage arthritis pain.
Katy is a young woman living with rheumatoid arthritis. Watch her inspiring story and find out about how she deals with her condition.
Jane Asher, president of Arthritis Care, explains how you can eat a healthy balanced diet to improve the symptoms of your arthritis.
Dr Carol Cooper presents a short video for Arthritis Care on What Is JIA, its symptoms and treatment options available.
Hannah developed JIA, or Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis when she was 8 years old. Find out how she copes with life and how a special talent has taken her to the commonwealth games!
Early diagnosis is imperative for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Don—t delay, learn more here.
Do your joints ache? Find out about the different types of arthritis here.
Do you know all of the treatments available for your arthritis? Watch this video to find out
Many arthritis sufferers also experience depression. If you are one of them then this video can help.
Suffering with rheumatoid arthritis? Learn about new treatments that can slow the disease.
Arthritis is a painful and potentially debilitating condition. In addition, many arthritis sufferers also experience psychological effects and secondary symptoms, like depression, as well as sleep deprivation leading to stress and irritability. This can sometimes be as difficult as the arthritis itself.
There are many sources of help for people with arthritis who are finding it difficult to cope with their condition. Turning to friends and family especially those who themselves are living with arthritis can help immensely.
The effort involved in remaining mobile with arthritis can be exhausting, as can be putting a brave face on it for friends and family. People finding it difficult to cope should speak to a doctor.
Antidepressant medication can be prescribed to alleviate these effects of arthritis. Even in small doses, antidepressants can help to relieve pain and lift a person’s mood.
There are also numerous websites and support pages dedicated to the psychological side of living with arthritis. For more information, continue viewing the videos in this section and visit NHS Direct or Arthritis Care, which also provide excellent sources of information. For specific conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis, inserting the term into a search engine will lead to one of the major charities, providing a wealth of information on all areas of the condition.
Dr Carol Cooper MA, MB, BChir (Cantab), MRCP
Arthritis Expert, Imperial College Medical School
Dr Carol Cooper is climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge to raise money for Arthritis Care and hopes you'll check out her JustGiving page and sponsor her.
10032 Published October 2011
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