I think we can all agree that 2020 was something else!! And according to my most popular fibromyalgia and arthritis posts for last year, it appears that there are more and more people in dire need of pain relief and tools to make living with their chronic illness easier.
While fibromyalgia and arthritis pain relief has always been a popular topic for my blog, it reached new heights in the second half of 2020. Many patients had appointments and treatments canceled due to the pandemic. Even more, lost access to their gyms and spas that they relied on for physical therapy.
The pandemic has taken an emotional toll on many of us as well. Not being able to be with friends and family on holidays is just one of the hits we took. Those who lived alone became even more isolated. And while safer at home was the slogan, that wasn’t the case for those who lived with abusive partners or family members. Many people, not just those of us with fibromyalgia and autoimmune arthritis battled bouts of depression as each month presented new restrictions and disappointment.
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To live better with fibromyalgia we need to learn about as many symptoms as we can. Last year I shared tools and resources to help with recognizing triggers, leg muscle weakness, mobility issues, foot pain, and nerve pain.
- 6 Fibromyalgia Triggers and How to Avoid Them
- What You Need To Know About Fibromyalgia Leg Muscle Weakness
- Is it Fibromyalgia or Something Else?
- Fibromyalgia and Mobility Problems – How to Keep Moving
- Coping with Fibromyalgia Stress Flares, Plus How to Reduce the Amount of Stress in Your Life
- Fibromyalgia Morning Foot Pain – 4 Inexpensive and Easy Ways To Reduce It
- Put a Stop to Fibromyalgia Nerve Pain Before it gets on Your Nerves
Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms
This form of autoimmune arthritis is very complex and confusing. In 2020 I did some research and shared some of the surprising things I learned. The one that surprised me the most was that there are five types of psoriatic arthritis! Find out which one you have!
- Five Types of Psoriatic Arthritis
- Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Connection
- Psoriatic Arthritis Resources
Did you know that I also write for PsoriaticArthritis.com? Click here to read my work!
Fibromyalgia and Arthritis Pain Relief Posts
With many shared symptoms, there are some pain relieving products that are able to reduce pain from both fibromyalgia and autoimmune arthritis. These are two new pain relief posts of 2020.
- Five Types of Wearable Pain Relief Devices for Muscle and Joint Pain From Fibromyalgia and Arthritis
- How to Reduce Chronic Pain with Magnesium
Autoimmune Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Lifestyle Posts
Living with chronic pain and illness is more than going to doctors and treating pain and symptoms. It is learning how to modify and adapt all aspects of our lives.
- Health Benefits of Tea for Fibromyalgia and Arthritis
- Fibromyalgia And Autoimmune Arthritis – 2 Ways They Are Alike – But Not!
- 5 Epic Reasons Water Jogging Is Perfect For Fibromyalgia and Arthritis
- How to Prevent Fibromyalgia Flare Stank
- 5 Scandalous Reasons People Believe Fibromyalgia is Fake
- Chronic Illness Hairstyles -How To Find One That Makes Your Life Easier
- The Mandalorian Approach to Explaining What it is Like to Live with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis
- 10 Helpful Cooking Utensils For Arthritic and Weak Hands
Final Thoughts About My Popular Fibromyalgia and Arthritis Posts
Whether it was lost access to the care we had before COVID took over or falling into a funk of not adhering to a care plan/routine, it appears there are more people in need of pain relief, help to find tools and resources to make their lives easier to manage, and for others to not forget that they are still chronically ill.
Which post did you find the most helpful?
What are some other areas of living with fibromyalgia and autoimmune arthritis that you would like me to cover in 2021?