How OA Patients Recover From Total Hip Replacement
Although total hip replacement is often an effective treatment option for osteoarthritis, some factors may affect how well patients recover from the surgery.
Arthritis and Depression: It's Not All In Your Head
Arthritis, which can lead to painful bones and joint damage, is a physical condition. However, according to recent research, it may also affect patients' mental health.
Don’t Let Illness Get You Down
Lifestyle changes involved in treatment of long-term illnesses can take a toll. People with the biggest, long-term lifestyle changes may have the toughest time coping.
Asking For Help Can Make Some Sad
Sometimes it’s difficult to ask for help, even if it’s really needed. For some, the assistance of others is met with relief. For others, it can bring depression and sadness.
Anxious with Arthritis
The pain of arthritis can seem ever-present. Eventually, that pain can become more than physical; it can dampen your day and sour your mood.
Arthritis affects an estimated 50 million people in the United States alone. Physical joint pain may not be the only negative effect, psychological disorders may accompany arthritis as well.
Depression Makes the Pain Worse
Knee arthritis can be so painful that standing seems impossible. Even those with mild arthritis say they feel extreme pain, especially if they have depression.