(Carole Eustice/ Very well Health) — Living with chronic pain and other debilitating symptoms of arthritis is tough. Even if you’re working with an amazing healthcare provider and have a tailor-made and effective treatment plan, it sometimes can be easy to fall off track and develop bad habits or a negative attitude. These are all problems you can overcome though. Here are ten ways to do that.
Many forms of arthritis are chronic diseases, meaning they can’t be cured. As tough as it is to accept this, it’s important to try.
While you can’t get rid of arthritis, it can be managed. There is no cure for arthritis. However, treatment advances can help to minimize pain, improve range of motion, and prevent further damage.
See a healthcare provider as soon as you have symptoms so you can begin treatment quickly. By being realistic about arthritis from the beginning—and understanding the condition isn’t going away—you’ll be able to make decisions that will keep you as healthy and active as possible. (…)