Although there are over 100 different types, the core complaint is the same in all arthritis patients...joint pain.

HOW DOES LYNCH'S PHARMACY HELP?

  • Initial half hour consultation with our Pharmacist outlining Arthritis. This 30minute one-on-one session is broken into three areas -
  1. What is the cause of Arthritis?
  2. How is Arthritis treated?
  3. How do you live with Arthritis?
  • We will go through the causes, risk factors and progression. We will explain the treatment available including conventional medicine and complimentary medicine and complimentary therapy.
All our complimentary medicine has science behind it and has proven it's effectiveness in clinical trials.
  • Access to our Arthritis Resource Centre - stay informed on Arthritis, including the best management strategies available
  • Access to our Arthritis Library where you will find articles and videos on all things to do with causes, living with and treating Arthritis.
  • You might have been recommended to follow a healthy diet, so we make it easy! we provide many delicious calorie controlled recipes.
  • Exercise is medicine. Get started with an exercise program to suit you.
  • Visit our stress management centre where Sinead & Jez will help you relax through Yoga and Tai Chi.
  • Also available in our resource centre are our scientifically proven complimentary therapies. Get started today using our quick start guide to art therapy, music therapy, light therapy, meditation, relaxed breathing, muscle relaxation and many more. Control your stress using scientifically proven therapies.
  • What is it?

    Arthritis refers to pain and stiffness around the joints. It is caused by inflammation in and around thoses joints. There are many types but the two mains ones are osteoarthritis (wear and tear) and rheumatoid arthritis (called an auto immune disease)

    How do I recognise it?

    Most patients complain of the following:

    • Pain
    • Stiffness
    • Decreased range of motion
    • Swelling
    • Redness

    Causes

    Arthritis is caused by joint damage, it's what damages the joints that varies. Usually it's either just wear and tear (osteoarthritis) or the body's immune system attacking the joints (Rheumatoid)

    How do you treat it?

    Like any disease, even if there is no cure, there is almost always something you can do to manage it and take control. There are three main areas involved in the treatment of any disease:

    For information on medicines and therapies relevant to Arthritis, make an appointment at Lynch's pharmacy, Douglas, Cork on 021-4366923.

    Learn all about the drugs used to treat the disease and any complementary medicines or therapies proven to help. Equip yourself with the tools to manage the condition and not be managed by it.

    How do you live with it?

    Certain adjustments may be needed to get on with your life, and often, some simple tips and advice can go a long way to making these changes. 

    When you come to an Lynch's Pharmacy Arthritis clinic we give you the most appropriate information available to make your life easier and enable you to live with your condition.

    References

    Arthritis-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthritis

    Arthritis, a Comprehensive Overview-                                                                                                                                          http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/arthritis/DS01122/DSECTION=causes

    Arthritis, Information for patients                                                                                                                                                      http://www.cks.nhs.uk/patient_information_leaflet/arthritis#-460285