Everyone is at a different level of “exercise” when it comes to inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Also, each human is a bit different, of course! Someone might have a “bad shoulder” or a “bum knee”. It’s important to understand some basic concepts about exercise and arthritis:
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With everyone staying home, footwear likely hasn't been on the top of your to-do list. But with fall approaching, it's time to start talking about what shoes are most comfortable for YOU! Scroll to see what you should consider when buying shoes so you can rock your footwear game this fall with comfort and style. Boots These are a go-to in the fall and winter, especially in wet and snowy climates. ❄ Trendy, versatile, and stylish, these can be great for people with toe arthritis, as you don’t have to grasp to keep them on. Additionally, boots provide a lot of stability through the foot and ankle, minimizing ankle arthritic pain, and chronic knee pain.
Have you ever felt like you're alone in what you're going through? With social media, ads, and entertainment, it's easy to feel like everybody else's lives are perfect when we're barely managing our own. That's why I was inspired to share the story of Venus Williams. Olympic Gold Medalist, author, and famous tennis player are just some of the few impressive titles she has under her belt. But perhaps her greatest success of all is her battle with Sjogren's Syndrome.
While working with clients with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases for the past 15 years, I've noticed some silver linings that come with these diseases. These are the top 9 that I'd like to share with you! When someone stops to hold the door, lift something heavy, or just offer a genuine smile (under a mask of course!), it means so much more. Being able to recognize those acts of kindness is inspiring. Better parking! You learn to love yourself for who you are, not what your body can do. Knowing that even on your worst of days, you are not alone. Other people have gone through, are going through, and will go through the pain you experience, and there are resources to help!
People who have Rheumatoid Arthritis and other autoimmune diseases often suffer from chronic fatigue due to constant stress, inflammation, and lack of sleep. Insomnia is also common among people with these types of diseases. Medications can also play a role. As we know many medications used to treat autoimmune diseases have a common side effect of fatigue (not to mention hair loss!). These side effects can be exceptionally worse on days that one takes their medication.. I mean who hasn’t experienced methotrexate fog?!