When something goes wrong with your car, you can check the owner’s manual to find out what it might be. But when something seems wrong in your body, you have no owner’s manual to turn to. That’s why internist and pain specialist Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, decided to create one. Continue reading Improve Your Daily Health With These Digital Tools
If you think housecleaning is a dirty word, you’re not alone! But clever cleaning shortcuts (like focusing solely on high-traffic areas) can make it less painful – in more ways than one. Here are some of Arthritis Today readers’ favorite cleaning tips and tools to keep their joints protected. Continue reading You Said It: Favorite Cleaning Tips and Products for Arthritis
Sleeping allows your body to recover from the day and prepare for the new day ahead. Stiff joints can make sleeping more difficult. Here are some tips to help make your bed more comfortable for a restful night of sleep. Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Your Bed Joint-Friendly
Shopping for groceries can be a minefield for people with arthritis. Breakable jars of food. Unwieldy jugs of detergent. Paper bags of flour with all the stability of a bomb. The key to success: Approach the task as a logistical puzzle and employ the right combination of tools, tactics and staff assistance. Here’s how: Continue reading Grocery Shopping Made Easier if you Have Arthritis
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A diet that is full of fruits, vegetables and lean proteins can help you feel your best and stay healthy. And, if you have arthritis, adding fatty fish, nuts and healthy oils such as extra-virgin olive oil, may be especially beneficial. Continue reading Five Must-have Foods for Your Arthritis Diet
You’ve heard this before, but it bears repeating: One of the best things you can do for arthritis is to lose excess weight. Research shows that while diet and exercise combined are most effective for dropping pounds, dieting alone helps more than exercise alone. No one’s saying it’s easy, but evidence shows it pays off. Here’s how it can help. Continue reading How Shedding Pounds Eases Arthritis Symptoms
Fall is a beautiful time of year – but along with changing leaves and cooler temps can come painful arthritis flares and inflamed joints. Changes in weather are often a source of discomfort for people with arthritis. Thankfully, there are ways you can lessen the impact cooler temps have on your joints, including making a pain plan that works for you.
Reducing the costs of your arthritis medications can make it easier to stay on your recommended regimen. Here are some cost-cutting tips.
Websites like GoodRx.com let you compare local retailer prices. They can filter by location, dosage amounts and quantities.