Arthritis & Self-Care

Arthritis can disrupt many aspects of a person’s life – from work to exercise and leisure activities, mental health and more. Medications play an important role in controlling inflammation and symptoms, but what else can people do to regain control in their day-to-day lives?

A healthy diet, exercise, sleep, lowering stress and finding balance can all impact arthritis symptoms. However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to self-care when living with arthritis.

According to Arthritis Research Canada Senior Scientist and Occupational Therapist, Dr. Catherine Backman, “Arthritis is something you can learn to live well with once you figure out how your disease is impacting you personally.”

At Arthritis Research Canada, we’re conducting research to look at the impact of arthritis on everyday life and to develop tools, resources and programs to help people overcome challenges caused by their disease. In Episode 12 of the Arthritis Research Education Series, we dive into self-care research and strategies for everyone from the newly diagnosed to those who have lived with arthritis for decades.

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Learning to live with arthritis can be hard. Discover how a little self-care can go a long way when it comes to quality of life.

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