Part of pain management is to prevent pain. Finding some low impact exercises may keep your osteoarthritis from progressing. Here is a link with information about exercising. Also, a discussion about exercises on our community. Changing your diet may also be helpful. Here is a link with information about diet.
Considering your tolerance to pain is important. You might do more than your body can handle. Movement is very important to all arthritis suffers but consulting with your doctor and knowing your own limits will be the only way you know what your body can tolerate. More information about pain management here.
Maybe members can share how they have dealt with their pain.
More than 130 million people live with chronic illness. Award-winning journalist Richard M. Cohen is one of them, and he writes about what it means to be your own health care advocate and how to claim your own voice.
Here he is giving us a day in the life of someone who suffers from Chronic Pain, on WebMD TV.
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