Home Care For Arthritis

ConsidraCare caregivers provide professional Arthritis Care.

What is Arthritis ?

Arthritis is a condition characterized by the pain, tenderness and inflammation of one or more joints in the body. Common symptoms include reduced motion and joint pain and stiffness. Symptoms of arthritis typically arise between the age of 30 and 50 years.


Arthritis and injury care is the most common chronic health condition in Canada - it affects roughly 6 million Canadians.

Early warning signs

What are the early warning signs of Arthritis?

How does Arthritis impact quality of life?

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.

Impact on Quality of Life

Top caregiver do's for Arthritis Care

Top caregiver don'ts for Arthritis Care

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

  • Help them rest and relax
  • Listen to them
  • Don’t dictate or complain
  • Stay patient
  • Provide companionship and your time
  • Provide food
  • Stay on top of medicines and appointments
  • Provide Distractions
  • Limit the visiting of guests

“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:

  • Swollen fingers and toes
  • Uneven nails
  • Dry patchy elbows and knees
  • Redness and pain in eyes
  • Pain in joints & feet
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive issues
  • Soreness
  • Mobility issues
  • Lower back pain

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