Have you ever heard a person with arthritis say, "I'm in a flare"? Or, perhaps you've said it yourself. An arthritis flare is an episode of increased pain, stiffness, and fatigue. The intensified symptoms seem to come out of nowhere. The suddenness and severity of a flare can be very disruptive to your normal routine.
But, life doesn't stop when you're having an arthritis flare. What can you do to minimize the impact and recover as soon as possible? We've put together some advice on How to Manage Arthritis Flares.
- What Defines an Arthritis Flare?
- Readers Respond: How Do You Tame an Arthritis Flare?
- The Living With Arthritis Checklist
- 10 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself if You Have Arthritis
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