Making Everyday Activities With Arthritis Easier

For the roughly 54 million people in the United States living with some form of arthritis, the joint pain, stiffness, fatigue, and other symptoms can make day-to-day activities difficult. Fortunately, there are plenty of strategies that can help make daily life easier to manage. For tips on traveling, picking the right chair, furnishing an arthritis-friendly home, bathing, and more, check out the following resources.


Limited Mobility Traveling Tips: Traveling With Arthritis

 

1. Traveling With Arthritis

Traveling with limited mobility can present challenges, but now there are more resources than ever before to help people with osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and other forms of arthritis travel. So whether you’re heading just over the state line or halfway around the world, read on to find out how to plan the best trip possible for your abilities.


 

Getting Through Airport Security

 

2. Getting Through Airport Security

Getting through the gauntlet of airport security can be a challenge when you have arthritis, but these guidelines can help you prepare for traveling with arthritis and flying with medications.


Arthritis & Lupus: Sun Sensitivity Symptoms and Tips

 

3. Sun Protection for People With Arthritis

For many people with arthritis or lupus — either because of condition itself or the drugs they take to treat it — sun protection should be part of a comprehensive self-management plan. This article offers tips for arthritis, lupus and sun sensitivity to help people who suffer from conditions that require them to be aware of how much exposure to the sun they get.


 

Finding the Best Chair for Arthritis

 

4. Have a Seat: Finding the Best Chair for Arthritis

We spend a great part of our lives sitting in chairs. It would make sense, then, for the chairs we sit in to provide comfort and support. But too many of us consign ourselves to chairs that make us uncomfortable and may even be adding to or creating problems in our muscles and joints. This article provides guidelines for selecting a chair that is right for you.


Furnishing An Arthritis-Friendly Home

 

5. Furnishing an Arthritis-Friendly Home

Furnishing a home is about more than making a space look appealing; it is also about creating a place that is functional and works for the people who use it. When you have arthritis, you may have a number of issues with mobility and functioning. Fortunately, with some simple fixes, you can make your home work for you. Best of all, you can do it without undertaking major renovations or breaking the bank. This article offers budget-friendly ideas and simple fixes for creating an arthritis friendly home — read on for some tips to get you started.


 

Tips for Bathing Safely with Stiff Joints & Pain

 

7. Tips for Bathing Safely With Stiff Joints and Pain

Soaking in the bathtub or taking a shower can be good for both body and soul. Admittedly, the mechanics of a bath or shower are more of a challenge when you’re sore and stiff, have trouble bending, or can’t reach very far. But there are things you can do to make it a whole lot easier and safer, and most of them won’t break the bank. Whether you suffer from stiff, painful joint or are a caregiver helping someone else, read our tips for bathing with joint pain.

Want to learn more about living with arthritis? Read “Steps to Manage Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare-Ups” and “Managing Sleep Problems in RA,” “Osteoarthritis: Who Gets It?” “Osteoarthritis: How Is It Treated?” “Osteoarthritis: Top 10 Self-Management Tips,” and “How Our Understanding of Osteoarthritis Is Changing.”

Diane Fennell is the Senior Digital Editor of Pain-Free Living.

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