Susan has been writing about living with osteoarthritis with NewLifeOutlook since August 2017. For the past nineteen years, she has been an elementary classroom teacher in a large urban district in Connecticut. She has also pursued her own education, earning an MA in Elementary Education and a 6th Year Advanced Certificate as a Classroom Teacher Specialist. She has continued her learning by attending conferences and writing grants, securing approximately $5000 of materials for our students’ enrichment.
Her work with inclusion teaching and using humor to successfully connect with behaviorally challenged children was recognized with two Excellence in Teaching Awards (2006, 2012) and a nomination for Teacher of the Year in 2006.
She began a blog about living with arthritis to express how her life had changed since an OA diagnosis ten years ago. Soon after, she discovered NewLifeOutlook and have been grateful for her participation in this platform to share and connect with other people living with this type of condition. When she's not teaching or writing, she enjoys spending time with my family and friends. She loves watching comedy, traveling, and reading on the beach.
Osteoarthritis complications may appear over time. Common complications include bone spurs, side effects of long-term medication use, and more.
Arthritis in the hands can make it challenging to move your fingers or hold onto objects. Thankfully, there are a few ways to cope with arthritic hands.
What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis diagnosed in older adults, although anyone at any age can develop OA.
Arthritis gloves can offer therapeutic relief if you are looking for a new way to relieve pain and stiffness in your hands.
Experiencing osteoarthritis in the fingers and hands can make everyday tasks like tying your shoes, opening jars, and even holding your cell phone painful.
What does arthritis feel like? You feel fatigue, joint pain, and emotional pains. OA isn't just physical, it's also emotional too.
Working with arthritis can be difficult when pain in your joints gets in the way of getting your job done. So how can you manage your symptoms at work?
If you're looking for a natural approach for treating joint pain and inflammation, these five essential oils for osteoarthritis may help you find relief.
Like lugging heavy luggage, osteoarthritis can slow you down and make travel more of a challenge. Consider these tips for traveling with osteoarthritis.
How to live with osteoarthritis focuses on prioritizing your daily activities proactively, so you don’t run into a painful flares.