Managing Daily Activities
If you have arthritis, you probably know by now even simple daily activities can become a lot harder. Arthritis can turn even the simplest tasks — dressing, washing or brushing your hair —into a real challenge. Feeling tired and drained of energy only makes things worse.
Fighting off fatigue
Fatigue is often dubbed the 'silent symptom' of arthritis. It is important to determine the cause of your fatigue in order to fight it. Did you know that sometimes fatigue is caused by things other than your arthritis? Everyone experiences fatigue differently because its causes are usually a combination of physical and emotional factors like arthritis itself, inactivity, poor nutrition, insufficient or poor quality rest, emotional stress or anxiety, or a side effect of medication.
One of the best strategies to help look at factors that might be causing your fatigue and fight it is starting to bring what we call the “Four Ps
” into your life:
Principles for protecting your joints
Using helpful tools and devices
To protect your hands and wrists, and preserve your grip strength:
To stay mobile and avoid stiffening up:
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