The Arthritis Foundation is Here to Help

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The Arthritis Foundation is one of the most straightforward and helpful
websites on the world wide web. Maybe you or a loved one has already been
diagnosed with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus
erythematosus, gout, lyme disease, fibromyalgia or any one of the other
100 inflammatory ailments that fall under the "arthritis" banner.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, the importance of an early
diagnosis cannot be overstated when it comes to pain management and
protecting your joints.
The Arthritis Foundation offers many events and programs year-round to
help those suffering with this disease, as well as their friends and
family who are right there suffering with them. The "Time to Walk the
Walk" event encourages you to be a team captain or just take a walk to
fundraise for the cure, making a difference in the lives of almost 46
million people who live with the daily pain of this condition.
The "Life Improvement Series" program is designed to help sufferers with
pain management and functionality. The "Joints In Motion" marathon
training program and "The Jingle Bell Run/Walk" are two more events that
help raise money and connect people with arthritis, to find greater
strength in numbers.
Each year, the traditional black-tie gala dinners, wine events and themed
parties raise more than $8 million for chronic pain research. By getting
involved, you can restore a sense of control and improve your morale,
while doing what you can.
You can get the latest news and advocacy information through the
Arthritis Foundation website. Read about the latest on the Arthritis
Prevention Control and Cure Act that is being passed around Congress or
about which representatives are fighting for you.
Read inspirational stories, like how Lynn Sanders, a volunteer for the
Arthritis Foundation, started her own foundation called "Ehlers-Danlos
Syndrome Network C.A.R.E.S. INC" to educate and help with pain
management. Read about highlights from the 10th Annual Advocacy Summit
and remain informed with all the latest news!
Even if you don't know what's causing your chronic pain, the Arthritis
Foundation can give you information about the 100+ diseases classified as
"arthritis." The website is no substitute for a doctor's visit and
professional medical advice, but reading about signs, symptoms and
potential treatments can at least guide you toward living a relatively
pain-free life.
So many Americans silently suffer, opting to take a nap, sit by the
sidelines or withdraw themselves from their everyday activities. Yet by
learning more about this condition, you'll find that living a satisfying
life is still possible!
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