Get a friend or family member to help you re-organize your home, so that you can reach everything without any effort, in case you should be hurting. Small items are hard to pickup, so try to have the things that you use most in easy reach. If you have arthritis and are designing a home, talk with your builder about some modifications. Sit and speak with your builder to create a list. These changes can ease pain and will make your life easier to deal with.
Ask friends and family to help you. It can be scary, overwhelming and frustrating at time to cope with arthritis. Being able to talk with others about your symptoms and your experience will make you feel better. There are also support groups online with people that will enjoy talking to you, and this will help you feel better as well.
Think about attending cognitive behavioral therapy. This therapy helps change negative behavior by training one to think in a more positive way. Since a disease like arthritis usually causes a great deal of stress, therapy can be a great way to combat it.
Don’t skip stretching. If you are pain free, the effort you take in stretching will help your joints be more flexible. If you’re not sure what will work for you, your doctor can give you guidance with coming up with an appropriate program. After you get out of bed and have a shower, you should stretch for a bit to warm up and loosen your joints.
Always be prepared. Your arthritis could reignite without warning, so to prevent problems, keep a plan ready to be placed into action. Take a break between your tasks, and make sure you can ask someone to help you in case you are hurting, and still need to perform daily tasks.