Let’s talk about one more group, the National Arthritis Foundation at http://www.arthritis.org.sg Arthritis is a general term for many types of medical conditions that result in joint pain: gout, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, and soft tissue rheumatism. I’ll bet most of you didn’t know there were so many different forms of what we all call arthritis. I continue to learn more each day about the various chronic diseases that many of my clients live with daily. Another source is the U.S. Arthritis Foundation at http://www.arthritis.org Arthritis, in general, is not just an older person’s disease, most people develop it between the ages of 15 and 65. If you have arthritis and haven’t been to a specialist, called a rheumatologist, you might consider an appointment. These physicians are well versed in the condition and can offer more specific advice and treatment than a general physician. Remember, knowledge about chronic disease gives individuals power to manage the disease not react to the disease.

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