The study showed those people who were deficient in Vitamin D had more osteoarthritis pain and struggled to even get out of a chair.
A study in the US has found that obese sufferers who are deficient in vitamin D get more osteoarthritis pain and have greatly reduced mobility.
It appears that Vitamin D is linked to obesity and osteoarthritis and these two things are often found in the same patient. Continue reading
Self management of osteoarthritis helps you feel more in control and so people feel less depressed.
Good to see the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK have finally noticed there is widely differing standards of care for osteoarthritis sufferers.
In my years of blogging this has been something I have noticed all over the world. Not only are there differing standards between countries but also within countries.
This is a very unsatisfactory state of affairs and actually quite unnecessary as NICE advocate self management for osteoarthritis!
Self management allow the patient to feel like they have some control over their condition and gives them goals to work towards. In my experience it often relieves the depression that goes with chronic diseases such as OA.
Do you feel left on the scrap heap?
(photo courtesy of Melissa M. Morris)
This article is driven by the question on this article on osteoarthritis pain and the weather.
(Oh dear I seem to be full of bad puns today-sorry!)
Effectively the person asked if she should move closer to work to avoid the long commute even though she is happy living where she does.
Rather than presume to advise her on such a huge lifestyle change I have decided to write this article on how to reduce your osteoarthritis pain when driving. In it I will give you some tips on how to reduce the pain and stiffness on arrival as well as how to set up your car seat correctly. Continue reading