Use Helpful Devices
Assistive tools and devices can make routine activities much easier if you have arthritis. WebMD tells you which gadgets are easier on joint pain.
Acupressure may help reduce chronic stress and pain. Find out if acupressure can help provide the relief you're looking for.
Track DMARD Effects
DMARDs are a standard treatment for RA, but their effectiveness needs to be regularly evaluated and side effects monitored. Learn what you need to do to stay well on DMARDs.
Biofeedback may help you reduce stress, manage pain, and relax. WebMD tells you about biofeedback techniques.
Learn more from WebMD about coping with the fatigue that comes with fibromyalgia.
Follow Sleep Routine
Proper sleep is essential for managing pain. Find out from WebMD what you can do to improve your rest and get better sleep.
Chiropractic treatments may help relieve some kinds of pain through spinal manipulations and other therapies. Find out from WebMD if chiropractic might be right for you.
Have the Sex Talk
Are you avoiding sex due to pain and related problems? WebMD suggests ways to talk to your partner, health care provider, and counselor.
Dress More Easily
When you have arthritis, putting on socks or shoes can be a painful ordeal. Find out from WebMD how to use -- and make -- assistive devices and simple changes in routine that can make getting dressed easier for you.
Make Pain Meds Work
You likely take pain meds. Have you gotten complacent about how you use them? Brush up on the habits you need to help pain meds work. And make it a goal to pay attention to small acts that might be sabotaging your pain management.