Arthritis and injury care is the most common chronic health condition in Canada - it affects roughly 6 million Canadians.
Arthritis often transforms the lives of affected individuals as it can impede day-day activities. For example, persons with arthritis may find tasks such as cooking and gardening become a challenge as the disease progresses. Arthritis and Injury care can also have adverse effects on mental health - typically manifesting as anxiety and or depression.
Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis often go through the RA flare. During this flare, the disease activity increases resulting in increased pain, swelling, and fatigue. Below are some ways to take care of people with Rheumatoid Arthritis:
“Casein” a protein found in dairy products (milk, ice cream, cheese, etc.) triggers Arthritis pain. Additionally, processed and red meats and gluten cause inflammation and pain in joint tissues and increase the irritation.
Psoriatic Arthritis is usually followed by a skin condition called psoriasis. Like other types of Arthritis, it also causes the joints to become stiff, swollen, and sore. The first signs of Psoriatic Arthritis include: