When you think of arthritis one of the first things that comes to mind is pain. Pain can be all consuming; whether it’s burning, aching, or stiffness it’s not only an annoyance, it can affect every aspect of your life. You shouldn’t have to just “live” with the pain either. It is possible to manage your pain and improve your quality of life.
The Arthritis Foundation has developed a new toolkit – Breaking the Arthritis Pain Chain – so you can break this vicious pain cycle. The toolkit includes four important sections of information that break down what causes your pain and how to manage it so you can start living life to the fullest:
We’ll help you understand the basics of pain – the types, factors and how your body processes it – and how it affects you both physically and mentally.
Not all pain is created equal. The processes and sources of pain associated with the over 100 different types of arthritis vary for different people living with different conditions. We’ll help you understand what may be causing your arthritis pain.
From prescription medications to natural therapies, the resources in our new toolkit will help you identify which areas of the pain chain to target and with what therapies, so you can manage your pain.
There are many components that go into a personalized pain management plan. The resources in the arthritis pain management planning section of the toolkit will arm you with the tools you need to talk to your doctor, describe your pain, track your pain, and develop a comprehensive plan.
After going through the Breaking the Arthritis Pain Chain toolkit you should feel confident in your ability to manage your pain with your doctor or health care team. Don’t settle for less – you are an important asset in the management of your health and your pain.
Access the brand new Breaking the Arthritis Pain Chain toolkit and find out how you can break the pain chain once and for all!