5 Easy Crafting ideas for Arthritic Hands

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Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints. It can affect people of all ages and can make everyday activities difficult. Fortunately, we have plenty of enjoyable crafting ideas for those with arthritis.

A psychologist’s perspective on managing chronic pain

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Who is referred to psychology? The people I see in my clinical role in pain psychology have usually lived with chronic pain for some years. Most, although not all, have been using medications prescribed for their pain. They’ve usually tried other medical options including injections or surgery. Yet, they still live with chronic pain which is affecting almost every aspect …

Supporting Someone Living With Pain During a Pandemic

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It is estimated that 38% of adults in the UK are living with pain. Whether it is arthritis, fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, or one of the many other conditions that can cause it, living with pain is a massive issue around the world. Ongoing pain can be debilitating and massively affect the quality of life and day-to-day living, even with the normal support that is available. When the coronavirus pandemic struck, life suddenly became even more challenging for many people living with pain.

Living Life in the Lockdown of Chronic Pain

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By Becky B Lockdown is not a new phenomenon for those who live with chronic pain. Living with chronic pain means you live your life in various forms and degrees of lockdown – both in normal times and during a pandemic. Pain prevents you from doing the things you love to do, going to the places where you want to …

Finding Fulfilling Work Whilst Living With Pain

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This article was written by our member Astriid Living with the struggles of chronic pain can affect every single aspect of your life. For those who haven’t experienced it for themselves, there can often be a real lack of understanding as to just how debilitating such an experience can be. As such, it isn’t surprising that much of this uncertainty …

Making medicines safer for everyone – the Yellow Card Scheme

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Many of us take medicines every day, to ameliorate symptoms, to treat and prevent disease. Medicines are essential for many people, unfortunately there is no perfect medicine, all medicines can cause unwanted side effects (sometimes called adverse drug reactions), in some people. Many side effects are mild, but some can be serious and even life-threatening. The more information we have …

Surviving Pain: The Early Days

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An Interview with Antony Chuter, Chairman of Pain UK An invisible illness, chronic pain is a condition that is currently affecting around 43% of the United Kingdom’s population, but is scarcely discussed and seldom accorded the recognition it deserves. What’s more, there are around 8 million adults living with pain that is moderate to severely disabling, yet shockingly, this chronic …