National Arthritis Awareness Month

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month and seeing as that arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability, everyone should make the effort to be informed and make your health a priority. According to arthritis.org, one in every five American adults has doctor-diagnosed arthritis. This means that you most likely have a loved one or someone you know who is currently living with one of the 100+ types of arthritis, but don’t throw in the towel because it is not untreatable, nor is it inevitable. Contrary to popular belief, despite the fact that arthritis is a chronic condition, it does not have to become the center of your universe and you do not have to let it take over your life.

This is where Catholic Health Services comes in. We have rehabilitation hospitals as well as outpatient specialty clinics that can give you the help you need in living as normally and independently as possible, even with arthritis. Our highly skilled and attentive staff gives patients the push they need to regain their strength, feel better, and live better. Since exercise has been shown to alleviate some arthritic pain and symptoms, physical therapy and our aquatic therapy program are implemented, along with regular access to a physician, to get you back on track and amplify your quality of life.

Life is simply too short to spend it in pain, watching others live the life you wanted for yourself. Take the first step in making a change and let Catholic Health Services take that step with you, because you can be so much more than a person suffering with arthritis.

 

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To learn more about our rehabilitation facilities and other service lines, or to read testimonials from some of our patients, please visit catholichealthservices.org

 

If you or someone you know is living with arthritis, please feel free to join the discussion and share your experiences or advice in the comments section!

4 Comments

  • Linda Lamers says:

    Being from a family who suffers from all types of arthritis, thank you for letting us know that it is manageable. Most people think that only elderly people are the one’s who suffer, but this is not true — to learn more about arthritis, please visit http://www.arthritis.org or join us at our annual arthritis walk TEAM CHS — to sign up you can email me at llamers@chsfla.com. Thanks again!

  • Linda Lamers says:

    Being from a family who suffers from all types of arthritis, thank you for letting us know that it is manageable. Most people think that only elderly people are the one’s who suffer, but this is not true — to learn more about arthritis, please visit http://www.arthritis.org or join us at our annual arthritis walk TEAM CHS — to sign up you can email me at llamers@chsfla.com. Thanks again!

  • Alison Spiegel says:

    Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! Catholic Health Services has been maintaining this site along with the layout for a while now, but I just started blogging in May, starting with the Nurses Week article. I’m glad you’re enjoying the content and hope you keep reading 🙂

  • Alison Spiegel says:

    Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! Catholic Health Services has been maintaining this site along with the layout for a while now, but I just started blogging in May, starting with the Nurses Week article. I’m glad you’re enjoying the content and hope you keep reading 🙂