When you live with osteoarthritis (OA), it’s common to experience anxiety. In fact, many chronic illness sufferers develop anxiety as a result of their condition(s).
The stress and pain that comes along with managing OA is a perfect storm for anxiety to develop. The cycle of anxiety and flare-ups must be stopped before it starts in order to keep your arthritis in check.
When dealing with anxiety, and especially when dealing with it in conjunction with OA, it is important to get control so the anxiety can’t overwhelm you and threaten your health.
While it’s true that anxiety is an illness that requires a multi-faceted treatment approach, there are ways you can ease your symptoms yourself before they trigger a flare-up.
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