Make the Most of Osteoarthritis Doctor Appointments
Ali Esfahani
Ali Esfahani
April 23, 2019
Management of chronic pain can be frustrating and difficult for both doctor and patient. Here's how to optimize your time with an osteoarthritis doctor.

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How to Explain OA With the Spoon Theory

If you live with chronic illness, explaining your condition can be tough. The spoon theory was created to do just that, and has since become so much more.
by NewLifeOutlook Team on March 7, 2016
How Having a Pet Can Help With OA

How Having a Pet Can Help With OA

Having a pet helps alleviate negative feelings caused by chronic pain, provides unconditional support, and is a perpetual distraction from the condition.
by Ali Esfahani on February 17, 2016
Dealing With a Lack of Empathy for OA

Dealing With a Lack of Empathy for OA

When you have osteoarthritis, you get used to a lack of empathy from others. But how do we keep it from bringing us down?
by Ali Esfahani on February 9, 2016
Myths About Arthritis

Myths About Arthritis We’ve All Heard

There are a few misconceptions widely accepted about osteoarthritis. These myths about arthritis often lead to a lack of understanding towards the disease.
by Ali Esfahani on January 19, 2016
Osteoarthritis Resolutions

Setting Osteoarthritis Resolutions

The obvious wish for those suffering from OA is a cure. Until that happens, the following are a few potential New Year's resolutions we can commit to.
by Ali Esfahani on January 12, 2016
Christmas With Osteoarthritis

Christmas With Osteoarthritis

"People often don’t realize your time and attention is one of the most valuable assets you can give a person," writes Ali on Christmas with osteoarthritis.
by Ali Esfahani on December 8, 2015
Osteoarthritis in Hands

Osteoarthritis in Hands: Protecting Your Joints

There are many ways you can protect your joints and make living with osteoarthritis in hands and fingers more comfortable.
by Patricia Bratianu on November 24, 2015
Being a Young Person with Arthritis

Being a Young Person with Arthritis

Being a young person with arthritis is a truly frustrating and unique experience. Often thought of as a disease of the elderly it comes as a shock to youth.
by Ali Esfahani on October 15, 2015
Distraction for OA

Distraction for OA Pain Management

It’s natural for your pain to occupy your mind, but it's important that it's not the only thing you think about. Distraction can be a powerful tool.
by Ali Esfahani on August 25, 2015

Sleeping with Osteoarthritis

Sleeping with osteoarthritis can be an problem due to discomfort. Fortunately, there are actions you can take, that may help you get a better night’s sleep.
by Patricia Bratianu on July 29, 2015