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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

According to the National Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, “one in two adults aged 65 and over has some form of arthritis.” That statistic might surprise anyone who is not a part of the baby boomer population, but did you know that two thirds of people with arthritis are actually younger than 65 years? If you do not have arthritis, many people within your social circles may very well be living with arthritic pain.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT ARTHRITIS

- Arthritis is an umbrella term used to describe over 100 medical conditions and diseases, known as rheumatic diseases

- Osteo­arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are more common in baby boomers

- Arthritis affects both men and women; it is more common in women

May is National Arthritis Month and Human Touch is very proud to support this important health movement by sharing education and tips about how to support loved ones and how to manage or prevent arthritis pain. There are plenty of ways you can become involved as well.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

1. Walk to Cure Arthritis – Sign up for a local arthritis walk near you: http://goo.gl/68HfHL

2. Help others with everyday tasks - If you have someone in your family that has arthritis, offer your help with everyday tasks as arthritis can make physical tasks much more difficult. Your loved one may often be physically or mentally tired, even if they have slept well.

3. Learn how to manage or prevent arthritis – http://goo.gl/TdafOY

4. Show someone with arthritis that you care – Purchase wellness products to help your loved ones to ease pain on a daily basis. We recommend these products: DVDs – “Tai Chi for Beginners” (Gaiam), “Yoga for the Rest of Us: Easy Yoga for Arthritis” (PBS) or give the gift of daily massage with the Human Touch ZeroG™ 4.0 Immersion Seating with Smart 3D massage engine that simulates the expert movements of a chiropractor, leaving your loved one relaxed and rejuvenated http://goo.gl/hX5v86

5. Learn about the legislation affecting people with arthritis – As a patient, you can understand how legislation may impact your treatment, and by getting involved, you can also speak out on your behalf. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – http://goo.gl/UZzB0l

 

Sources:

http://www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect/guide/kinds/Pages/arthritis.aspx

http://arthritis.org

 

Written By: Susie Green, Wellness Specialist

 

Wednesday, May 07th, 2014

National Arthritis Month is celebrated every year in May and Human Touch is looking forward to spreading the word, sharing stories from people living with the arthritis and educating others about the symptoms and the benefits of massage for pain and discomfort.

 

According to the Arthritis Foundation, “with the aging of the Baby Boomer population, the prevalence of arthritis is expected to rise by 40 percent by the year 2030, impacting 67 million Americans.” So how can baby boomers help relive pain? Through various techniques like hot and cold therapy, adding turmeric to food, low impact exercise, meditation and daily massage.

“The benefits of having a massage everyday for those with arthritis may include pain relief, mood improvement and increase in mobility.”

-Dr. Hoon Kim

What are the benefits of massage for arthritis pain? “Regular massage of muscles and joints, whether by a licensed therapist at a spa or by self-massage at home, can lead to a significant reduction in pain for people with arthritis,” according to Tiffany Field, PhD, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine. (source: http://ow.ly/vud0c)

 

“When I found that my arthritis was taking over my hips, legs, and lower back, I feared my mobility and lifestyle would be impeded. As a very active senior, I could not picture myself walking with a walker or cane.

A friend recommended your massage chairs so I purchased one and, to me, it’s literally saved my quality of life. It works absolute wonders for me and I could not exist without it. It enables me to get around without a walker, cane or wheelchair, which means the world to me.

Thank you so much for producing such a fine chair. It does work!”

-Rubin Kleinberg

Tamarac, FL

 

If you or someone you know is living with arthritis, please join us on our social networks to share your personal story and help spread the word to families and friends.

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Written by: Susie Green