Although there are still a number of different conditions that can influence the health of your joints, one of the most frequent is arthritis. For many sufferers, the inflamed, painful joints and the low mobility caused by this disease can make an otherwise enjoyable lifestyle anything but pleasant.
Living with rheumatoid arthritis will mean having to make adjustments to how things were and will remain in the future. It will mean having to manage pain and discomfort. This will most probably include medicine, physical activity, caring for your joints, using heat and cold to your advantage, and learning new ways of generally coping each day.
Arthritis of any type is a challenge that will now take a lot of time and patience. It can be hard making changes to the manner in which you do your everyday things. But ultimately the results are well worth it, you may have more movement, less pain, and increased enjoyment of life. You may also reduce the possibility of further long term damage to your joints.
Of course, there are people who will argue the other side of this.
Many suggestions for management of your arthritis in the future may be explored and explained by your local State representative medical advisory office. There are courses available that have been thoroughly researched and have been demonstrated to reduce pain, improve quality of their lives, reduce disability and further reduce the dependency of medical interaction.
Sir John Charnley’s great innovation was to realise that low friction between the ball and socket of the hip implant was vital. So he designed his own implant as well as the surgical procedure to go with it – to create the total hip replacement. BBC News website readers have been contacting us with their experiences of hip replacement operations. Here are some of your stories. It was all very difficult. I first got rheumatoid arthritis when I was 14. It …