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How can I manage arthritis?

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Here’s what you can do to keep the condition in check.

  • Educate yourself. Take a self-management course to learn specifics on day-to-day arthritis care.
  • Get active. Exercise can help you move better, lessen pain, and put off disability.
  • Watch your weight. Extra pounds raise your chances of related health problems.
  • Don't put off treatment. The sooner you're treated, the more likely you are to avoid permanent joint damage.

From: The Basics of Arthritis WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 10, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/10/2019

SOURCES:

CDC: “Arthritis.”

Arthritis Foundation

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Arthritis.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Arthritis.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “What Is Gout?”

American College of Rheumatology: “Gout.”

NIH Senior Health: “Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 10, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: “Arthritis.”

Arthritis Foundation

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Arthritis.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Arthritis.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “What Is Gout?”

American College of Rheumatology: “Gout.”

NIH Senior Health: “Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 10, 2019

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