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May is Arthritis Awareness Month

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Definition of arthritis by Merriam Webster: inflammation of joints due to infectious, metabolic, or constitutional causes alsoa specific arthritic condition.

Everyone will at some point-in-time in their lives discover arthritis in their own bodies. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, it is the number one cause of disability in the United States! Today, one in four people has arthritis in this country. There is no cure, but arthritis can be somewhat managed by following your doctor’s recommendations for pain medications, exercise, and diet. Still, arthritis is a painful condition. I have osteoarthritis and can attest to its disabling effects and the pain associated with arthritis.

Get Involved

Arthritis Foundation:

“When you join the movement, you become part of the answer. No matter how you want to give back, we have the right opportunity. Take part in an event. Advocate on behalf of others with arthritis. Form meaningful connections and Live Yes! locally or online. Take a moment today and join our community of champions to help those with arthritis live their best life.

 

Join our army of more than 150,000 Advocates and Ambassadors and help us make positive changes on Capitol Hill.

Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life.

When you join the movement, you become part of the answer. Our events and volunteer opportunities allow you to form meaningful connections and find ways to give back

Strong, outspoken, and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions.

The Arthritis Foundation designates the Partner of those companies that demonstrate the highest level of commitment to help people with arthritis.

Connect locally or online with a community of people like you. Find support, learn, and grow in a trusting caring environment. Our community has special places for parents and young adults, too!

Research is needed to find a cure and better management systems. Since it affects everyone at some point, that research should be important to you.

With so many working from home due to COVID 19 (coronavirus), here are a few tips and products to help with your home office:

  • Your computer screen should be just below eye level. You can use books, or try a computer stand.


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  • Arthritic hands do better with a mouse


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  • Don’t cross your legs while sitting, use a footrest, and keep your feet on it.


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  • The right amount of light will keep you from hunching over. Add a bright lamp.
  • Using voice recognition software, and/or a headset will help you avoid the literal pain in the neck.
  • A standing or treadmill desk can also be helpful, but make sure you’re dividing time between sitting and standing.

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