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  • When a Teenager Has Arthritis
    Of course a small booklet like this cannot cover everything It will give you basic advice and as mentioned above direct you to other sources of help including other organisations and other useful Arthritis Ireland booklets A glossary at the back of the booklet explains technical and medical terms In this booklet you will find Part 1 About JIA What is juvenile idiopathic arthritis JIA What causes JIA 4Are all

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  • 10 Steps to Easier Living with Arthritis
    arthritis by taking an active role in understanding and treating your condition By doing this you will experience less pain and stay more active than those who feel there is nothing they can do The 10 key steps listed on the next page form a simple to follow check list for living well with arthritis Read the rest of the information in this booklet to find out more about each

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  • Big News Magazine
    Big News Magazine you are doing such a great thing Not only can you improve how you live with arthritis with the most trustworthy information managing your disease from experts in arthritis but your support will h elp thousands more people to manage the pain of their arthritis From walking groups and support meetings to cake sales and skydives Big News is packed full of pictures and the latest goings

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  • Arthritis FAQs
    the home due to their disease You can find out more about the condition in our Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis information booklet What is ankylosing spondylitis and who does it affect More than 44 000 people in Ireland have ankylosing spondylitis a progressive and chronic rheumatic disorder that mainly affects the spine Unemployment rates in workers with AS are three times higher than in the general population You can find out more about the condition in our Understanding Arthritis information booklet What is fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a common disorder causing widespread pain aching and stiffness that affects the muscles ligaments and tendons but not the joints It may affect one part of the body or several different areas such as the limbs neck and back You can find out more about the condition in our Living with Fibromyalgia information booklet What is gout Gout is a condition where crystals build up in the body and cause joints to become very painful Around 24 000 Irish adults consult their GP with gout every year You can find out more about the condition in our Gout information booklet What is psoriatic arthritis Some people who live with the skin condition psoriasis also develop a form of arthritis known as psoriatic arthritis It causes inflammation in and around the joints Psoriatic arthritis can affect most joints but typically causes problems in fingers and toes with pitting and discoloration of nails You can find out more about the condition in our Understanding Arthritis information booklet What is polymyalgia rheumatica Polymyalgia rheumatica PMR is an inflammatory condition affecting the muscles in and around the shoulder and upper arm areas buttocks and thighs The cause is unknown You can find out more about the condition in our Understanding Arthritis information booklet What is lupus Systemic lupus erythematosus SLE or lupus is a disease in which the body s natural defences the immune system are upset Cells and antibodies which are in the blood to defend the body against infection begin to attack it instead and cause inflammation You can find out more about the condition in our Understanding Arthritis information booklet What is juvenile arthritis Approximately 1 000 children in Ireland have juvenile arthritis It involves inflammation pain and swelling in one or more joints for at least six weeks You can find out more about the condition in our When a Child Has Arthritis or When a Teenager Has Arthritis information booklets How does arthritis affect Irish workers It is estimated that the costs of arthritis to the state in terms of lost working hours per annum is 1 6 billion Arthritis sufferers make up a large proportion of people living with musculoskeletal disorders MSDs which are the most commonly reported cause of work related ill health in Ireland The direct cost of MSDs in the workplace in Ireland is estimated to be at least 750m Ireland spends more per capita 40 9 on sickness and healthcare benefits than 24 other countries featured in a

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  • Be Active with Arthritis- Exercise with a Chartered Physiotherapist
    problems reducing depression and social isolation Indoor Exercise Programme This programme will help to reduce pain and stiffness and maintain or improve mobility muscle strength and functional ability Two essential components to the programme will be included in every session Exercise including range of motion and stretching exercises strengthening exercises balance and coordination activities and endurance routines Relaxation Activities introducing and practicing various stress management techniques which are helpful for stress and pain reduction Programme Information Regular exercise is proven to be one of the most effective treatments for arthritis It reduces pain keeps joints moving restores flexibility and strength and protects joints against further damage However only 30 of the 915 000 people in Ireland with arthritis get enough exercise as overcoming fears about exercise can be very difficult especially when in pain To attend these classes participants will have to be independently mobile and a basic general health screening will be performed in advance of the class Participants are not advised to attend these classes if they have the following Poor balance Unable to follow commends clearly Poor water confidence People with active inflammation Fee 60 for 6 classes Payments to made in advance of the class In

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  • The Case for Self Management
    living with a chronic illness in Ireland and this proportion will continue to grow in the years ahead Despite great advancements in medications in recent decades the healthcare system has come under unprecedented strain as it saddles the burden of major budgetary cutbacks coupled with this growing pandemic Taking arthritis as an example high tech biologic treatments have been extremely effective in stopping joint damage in its tracks but as no cure exists patients still need to manage their own condition outside of the clinical setting and the impact it has on their lives such as pain fatigue social isolation and loss of employment This is where the Arthritis Self Management Programme delivered nationwide by Arthritis Ireland over the last 7 years makes a big difference By complementing clinical treatment with education and training in problem solving and action planning it enables and empowers patients to live happier healthier lives The evidence demonstrating the efficacy of this initiative is resounding both nationally and internationally In a 3 year evaluation of the Arthritis Ireland course Living Well with Arthritis comprising 3 500 participants put through 200 courses the results show a significant improvement in ability to cope with pain fatigue and

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  • All Courses & Events - Arthritis Ireland
    Location Sligo Park Hotel Contact Contact Caroline on 086 8359811 For your calendar Google Calendar Apple iCalendar Information talk with Michael Bell BirdWatch Sligo Arthritis Ireland on Facebook Arthritis Ireland on Twitter Arthritis Ireland on YouTube Arthritis Ireland on Google Plus Arthritis Ireland on LinkedIn Quicklinks Information About Arthritis Treatments Care Self Management Arthritis Your Life Booklets Exercise Medical Cards Other Resources Helpline Let s Talk Arthritis Peer Support Self

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  • All Courses & Events - Arthritis Ireland
    With Arthritis Online Breaking the Pain Cycle Chartered Physiotherapist Exercise Programme The Case for Self Management All Courses Events Home Courses All Courses Events Meditation Morning Westmeath Branch share on facebook 03 Feb Meditation Morning starts on Wednesday February 3rd 2016 at 11am in the Greville Arms Hotel Date 03 February 2016 Time 11am Location Greville Arms Hotel Co Westmeath Ireland For your calendar Google Calendar Apple iCalendar Meditation Morning starts on Wednesday February 3rd 2016 at 11am in the Greville Arms Hotel and will take place every second Wednesday thereafter For further information or to book your place please call 087 980 9729 Arthritis Ireland on Facebook Arthritis Ireland on Twitter Arthritis Ireland on YouTube Arthritis Ireland on Google Plus Arthritis Ireland on LinkedIn Quicklinks Information About Arthritis Treatments Care Self Management Arthritis Your Life Booklets Exercise Medical Cards Other Resources Helpline Let s Talk Arthritis Peer Support Self Management Courses About Self Management Living Well With Arthritis Living Well With Arthritis Online Breaking the Pain Cycle Get Involved Fundraise Mini Marathon Take on a Challenge Donate Leave a Legacy Corporate Fundraising In Your Area All Events Your Local Contacts Your Exercise Groups Your Fundraising Events Your National Events

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