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LIVING WELLWITH ARTHRITIS
Arthritis By the Numbers50M U.S.5.6M CA21MCA #1$128B3x more2/3 under 65
Arthritis120+ diseases – many of which include jointand/or organ inflammationCOMMON FORMSOsteoarthritisRheumatoidArthritis...
Other Forms of ArthritisPsoriatic ArthritisLupusGoutBursitisTendinitisLyme DiseaseSjogren’s SyndromeSclerodermaBack PainCa...
Osteoarthritis (OA) & RheumatoidArthritis (RA)What Is It?What Causes It?Signs/SymptomsHow Is It Diagnosed?What Happens As ...
Joint withoutarthritisJoint w/RAJoint w/OA
OsteoporosisDefinitionCauseSigns / symptomsRisk FactorsDiagnosisHealthy Bone Bonew/osteoporosis
FibromyalgiaDefinitionCauseSigns / symptomsRisk FactorsDiagnosis
ChronicIllnessSymptomCycle
Comprehensive Treatment PlanMedicationsExercise / physical activitySelf-management skillsStress managementPsychosocial sup...
Improving Quality of LifeEarly diagnosisAdhere to treatment planManage stress & activitiesGet psychosocial supportProtect ...
Physical ActivityPromotes…Joint flexibility and mobilityMuscle strengthNourishment of cartilageBone strengthEndurance, sta...
What To Do?Low-impactStretching / Range-of-Motion (ROM).StrengtheningAerobic Conditioning / Endurance.Balance (helps with ...
AF Physical Activity ProgramsEvidence-based programs proven to be both safe& effective for people living w/arthritis. Peop...
How Much, How Often & How Hard?30 minutes of moderate activity, at least 3 days perweekTIP: When starting out, try three 1...
0 Nothing at all1 Very Weak2 Weak3 Moderate4 Somewhat Strong5 Strong67 Very Strong8910 Very, Very StrongGOODlevel foraerob...
Signs of OverexertionChest pain or heart palpitationsSevere shortness of breathDizziness or nauseaWeakness, numbness, or t...
Safety TipsWarm up/cool downUse proper technique/good formAvoid activity on a full stomachWear comfortable clothes & prope...
Arthritis Foundation (AF)Mission3 focal areasNorthern California Chapter
Ways AF Helps The CommunityFree arthritis informationNational and local publicationsSpeakers BureauContinuing education fo...
Get Involved: Educational EventsJA Family Education Day (Livermore): 4/20/13Summer Science Internship (UCSF or Stanford):6...
Get Involved: Fundraising EventsArthritis Walks (Tri-Valley/Livermore): 5/4/13Arthritis Walk (SF): 5/18/13CA Coast Classic...
Contact InformationArthritis Foundation, Northern California Chapter657 Mission St., Ste. 603San Francisco, CA 941051-800-...
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Living Well with Arthritis

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Overview of some of the most common types of arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia & osteoporosis) and how physical activity can help reduce symptoms.

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Living Well with Arthritis

  1. 1. LIVING WELLWITH ARTHRITIS
  2. 2. Arthritis By the Numbers50M U.S.5.6M CA21MCA #1$128B3x more2/3 under 65
  3. 3. Arthritis120+ diseases – many of which include jointand/or organ inflammationCOMMON FORMSOsteoarthritisRheumatoidArthritisOsteoporosisFibromyalgiaCOMMONALITIESChronic PainDecreased Range-of-MotionStiffnessLoss of Mobility/Possible Disability
  4. 4. Other Forms of ArthritisPsoriatic ArthritisLupusGoutBursitisTendinitisLyme DiseaseSjogren’s SyndromeSclerodermaBack PainCarpal Tunnel SyndromeRaynaud’s PhenomenonAnkylosing SpondylitisSpinal StenosisMyositis
  5. 5. Osteoarthritis (OA) & RheumatoidArthritis (RA)What Is It?What Causes It?Signs/SymptomsHow Is It Diagnosed?What Happens As The Disease Progresses?
  6. 6. Joint withoutarthritisJoint w/RAJoint w/OA
  7. 7. OsteoporosisDefinitionCauseSigns / symptomsRisk FactorsDiagnosisHealthy Bone Bonew/osteoporosis
  8. 8. FibromyalgiaDefinitionCauseSigns / symptomsRisk FactorsDiagnosis
  9. 9. ChronicIllnessSymptomCycle
  10. 10. Comprehensive Treatment PlanMedicationsExercise / physical activitySelf-management skillsStress managementPsychosocial supportOccupational TherapyPhysical TherapySurgery
  11. 11. Improving Quality of LifeEarly diagnosisAdhere to treatment planManage stress & activitiesGet psychosocial supportProtect jointsConserve energyLose weightBe physically active
  12. 12. Physical ActivityPromotes…Joint flexibility and mobilityMuscle strengthNourishment of cartilageBone strengthEndurance, stamina, energyAbility to perform daily activitiesBetter posture, balance and coordination
  13. 13. What To Do?Low-impactStretching / Range-of-Motion (ROM).StrengtheningAerobic Conditioning / Endurance.Balance (helps with fall prevention)TIP: Walk, bicycle or swim
  14. 14. AF Physical Activity ProgramsEvidence-based programs proven to be both safe& effective for people living w/arthritis. Peopleinterested in prevention & those living w/otherchronic diseases (heart disease, hypertension &diabetes) will also greatly benefit.Call the Chapter at: 1-800-464-6240 for locationsnear you.
  15. 15. How Much, How Often & How Hard?30 minutes of moderate activity, at least 3 days perweekTIP: When starting out, try three 10 minutes segmentsover the course of the dayModerate intensity results in moderate increase inbreathing & heart rate and light perspiration orsweatingTIP: You should still be able to speak and breathe fairlyeasily
  16. 16. 0 Nothing at all1 Very Weak2 Weak3 Moderate4 Somewhat Strong5 Strong67 Very Strong8910 Very, Very StrongGOODlevel foraerobic exercisePerceived Exertion Scale
  17. 17. Signs of OverexertionChest pain or heart palpitationsSevere shortness of breathDizziness or nauseaWeakness, numbness, or tinglingProlonged pain, aching and joint swellingExcessive fatigueRESPECT PAIN! STOP exercise & tell someone ifyou don’t feel well. Seek help!
  18. 18. Safety TipsWarm up/cool downUse proper technique/good formAvoid activity on a full stomachWear comfortable clothes & properly fittedwalking/running shoes with cushionStart low & progress slowly over long time periodGo at your own pace; don’t compete with othersListen to your body; you’re the expertAdhere to AF’s Two-Hour Pain Rule
  19. 19. Arthritis Foundation (AF)Mission3 focal areasNorthern California Chapter
  20. 20. Ways AF Helps The CommunityFree arthritis informationNational and local publicationsSpeakers BureauContinuing education for healthcare professionalsOnline peer support communitiesAF’s websites (www.arthritis.org*,www.letsmovetogether.org,www.arthritistoday.org,www.fightarthritispain.org)
  21. 21. Get Involved: Educational EventsJA Family Education Day (Livermore): 4/20/13Summer Science Internship (UCSF or Stanford):6/12/13 – 8/2/13Camp Milagros (Livermore): 7/10/13 – 7/13/13Teen Retreat (Marin): 11/1/13 – 11/3/13Bone & Joint Expo (Pleasanton): 10/19/13
  22. 22. Get Involved: Fundraising EventsArthritis Walks (Tri-Valley/Livermore): 5/4/13Arthritis Walk (SF): 5/18/13CA Coast Classic (8 day ride from SF to LA): 9/28/13- 10/5/13Fashion Show (SF): October 2013Jingle Bell Walk/Run (Pacific Grove): 12/14/13Jingle Bell Walk/Run (San Rafael): 12/7/13
  23. 23. Contact InformationArthritis Foundation, Northern California Chapter657 Mission St., Ste. 603San Francisco, CA 941051-800-464-6240www.arthritis.org/northern-california

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