Ask For Help
At times the most difficult step in getting help of any kind, including when dealing with a chronic condition like arthritis, is to ask for it. Individuals who have arthritis must find the fine balance called interdependence, where they are not completely dependent on others but also not living in isolation. Friends and family are hopefully there to support and to assist those with arthritis when the need arises but should also respect the individual's privacy and solitude when needed. Arthritis patients should always remember to not be afraid and to ask for help when itâs needed.
There are also plenty of arthritis support groups out there that can help match individuals struggling with arthritis to the resources they need to function better.