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Slide 1 - Introduction to Arthritis
Slide 2 - What You Will Learn Facts about arthritis What you can do about arthritis How The Arthritis Society can help How you can get involved
Slide 3 - Facts and Figures of Arthritis Most common chronic disease in Canada Affects one in six Canadians Number one cause of long-term disability in Canada Two-thirds more women are affected than men More than 100 types of arthritis There is NO CURE for arthritis By 2026, more than six million Canadians will be diagnosed with arthritis
Slide 4 - Arthritis Information Arthritis means inflammation of a joint. Symptoms include: Pain Stiffness Swelling Difficulty moving a joint Irreversible joint damage
Slide 5 - Categories There are two main categories of arthritis: Inflammatory arthritis Degenerative arthritis
Slide 6 - Inflammatory Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis most common type Autoimmune disease Extreme fatigue Unusual stiffness Pain and swelling Restricted movement
Slide 7 - Degenerative Arthritis Osteoarthritis Affects one in 10 people Degeneration of cartilage Pain and stiffness Decreased range of motion Increased functional difficulties X-ray changes are visible
Slide 8 - Why People Get Arthritis Degenerative Arthritis Primary No obvious reason Inherited tendency Secondary Prior injury Inflammatory Arthritis Genes Inherited tendency Trigger Viral infection Environmental factor
Slide 9 - Risk Factors Inflammatory Arthritis Age Family History Gender (female) Smoking Degenerative Arthritis Age Family History Excess Weight Joint Injury Other Types of Arthritis
Slide 10 - Diagnosing Arthritis Inflammatory Arthritis Personal Medical History Family History Joint Examination Blood Tests X-Rays Degenerative Arthritis Personal Medical History Family History Joint Examination Other Types Ruled Out X-Rays
Slide 11 - Diagnosing Arthritis It is important to diagnose arthritis early in order to prevent or delay disability.
Slide 12 - Early Warning Signs If you or someone you know has any of these symptoms for more than six weeks, see a doctor. Joint pain Joint stiffness (especially in the a.m. upon waking) Occasional swelling of any joint Difficulty moving a joint Pain that interferes with your work/daily activities
Slide 13 - Managing Arthritis The more you know about your disease, the better you will feel… Managing arthritis includes: Medication Nutrition Physical Activity Daily-living Adjustments Health-care Supports
Slide 14 - Nutrition Healthy eating habits… IMPROVE energy REDUCE the risk of many health problems
Slide 15 - Benefits of Physical Activity Improves pain control Decreases stiffness Increases energy Improves function
Slide 16 - Types of Activity
Slide 17 - Conserving Energy Balance activity with rest Rest periods are important Let muscles and joints re-energize Enable you to do more To conserve energy Plan ahead Do what is most important first Get help from others Protect your joints Practice relaxation techniques
Slide 18 - Helpful Devices
Slide 19 - Arthritis Friendly Products
Slide 20 - The Arthritis Society Education and Services Introduction to Arthritis Chronic Pain Management Arthritis Self-Management Program Arthritis Information Line 1.800.321.1433
Slide 21 - The Arthritis Society Canada’s principle health charity for arthritis $175 million invested in arthritis research for better treatments and a cure Our Mission The Arthritis Society provides leadership and funding for research, advocacy, and solutions to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by arthritis. Our Vision Living well while creating a future without arthritis.
Slide 22 - How You Can Get Involved Volunteer Donate Raise awareness Participate
Slide 23 - The Walk to Fight Arthritis Sunday June 10, 2012 Walk Start 11:00 Mississauga Valley Park – 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.
Slide 24 - Regional Contact Information Peel and Halton Region Office 214-40 Finchgate Blvd. Brampton, ON L6T 3J1 905-455-6273
Slide 25 - Arthritis Information Line 1.800.321.1433