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  • Caring for a Person with Arthritis
    will learn about arthritis what the pain cycle is and how to break it the importance of exercise and the benefits of relaxation methods They will also receive some practical tips on improving communications between the carer and the person being cared for as well as information on treatments for arthritis and how to identify medical priorities Ultimately and most importantly they will learn about self management and how to

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  • Coping with Emotions
    of different emotions which may change over time You may feel anger anxiety fear or depression with arthritis Having the same disease as someone else does not mean that you will feel the same either physically or emotionally Just as

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  • Coping with Pain
    everyone is unique Arming yourself with information is the first step along the road to controlling joint pain and arthritis pain and living life with arthritis to the full In this booklet you will find Pain management How pain can affect people with arthritis The pain cycle The pain barrier The importance of focusing away from pain Pain control methods How to use your joints to avoid stress and pain

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  • Disabilities & Entitlements
    available and get more information and advice from In this booklet you will find Qualifying for benefits The main disability related payments Other benefits Caring for a person with a disability Transferring benefits from abroad Health services Community care and other services Transport and travel Housing Income tax and levies Education and training Employment Legal matters Complaints appeals and the role of the Ombudsman Equality for people with disabilities Download

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  • Drugs and Complementary Therapies
    for you isn t always easy but this booklet is a good starting point Whether you want to know more about your current medication or treatment or whether you want to explore others this short guide will give you the key facts about some of the main drugs and therapies which can benefit people with arthritis In this booklet you will find Drugs Drug groups What types of drugs are

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  • What Is Gout?
    but can affect other joints such as the knee ankles hands or wrist Gout Symptoms Signs and symptoms of gout are generally acute they come on suddenly without warning A significant proportion of people with gout experience them at night Attacks usually occur in the big toe and any physical contact is painful The symptoms develop over a few hours and the swelling can very often look like an infection and the skin may peel Gout may also occur in the ankles hands wrists knees or feet Many people describe the affected areas as warm hot If several joints are inflamed at once this is called polyarticular gout Urate crystals cause inflammation This is where the joint becomes intensely painful red hot shiny and swollen Urate crystals can also collect under the skin and elsewhere forming small firm white pimples called tophi which are not usually painful Similar attacks can be caused by calcium crystal deposits in joints This type of crystal arthritis termed pseudogout or pyrophosphate arthritis affects the knee and other joints more than the big toe and is linked with osteoarthritis Gout Treatment There are a number of possible treatments for acute attacks of gout including NSAIDs

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  • Healthy Eating and Arthritis
    by reducing the stress on your joints through weight loss If you are underweight a balanced diet should help you overcome exhaustion and gain healthy weight The aim of this booklet is to explain what makes up a healthy diet and what foods if any might be particularly beneficial or bad for people with arthritis In this booklet you will find A healthy lifestyle Why a healthy diet is important

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  • Let's talk Arthritis
    your rheumatologist for example knows about the things that are worrying you such as the level of pain you are experiencing where the pain is and whether the pain is getting worse At your medical appointment discuss your medication and treatment with your rheumatologist for example are you experiencing side effects or is the medication working In this booklet you will find During the Consultation What do patients learn from

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