Self-management is about being aware of and putting into practice the little things that make a big difference to your quality of life when you have arthritis.
Taking medication does not represent the full spectrum of arthritis treatment, but is rather just one (albeit essential) part of the puzzle of keeping your arthritis under control. Self managment is about recognising this and understanding that you and how you live is the key to taking back control of your life from arthritis.
Even if you have been suffering from arthritis for years, the powerful steps required to effectively self-control are simple to learn and will revolutionise every aspect of your life – from your time with family and friends to your workplace.
Arthritis Ireland runs self-management courses, like the Living Well with Arthritis programme, that teach techniques and offer support to help you live positively with arthritis.