Arthritis doesn’t just cause pain and fatigue. It impacts all aspects of daily life. And because the effects are invisible, it can be hard to know what your loved one is going through. By understanding more about their particular condition and how it affects their life, you can work out what you can do to help them manage their arthritis and enjoy more independence.
of people with arthritis think they are a nuisance to loved ones
think others don’t understand the impact it has because it’s invisible
are scared about the future
are unable to play with their children or keep in touch with friends
There are four main ways you can help: understand their condition, talk with them, help with treatments, and offer advice on benefits.
There are around 200 different musculoskeletal conditions, and it’s important to understand exactly which one they have before exploring any therapies or treatments.