10 Best Arthritis Blogs

When it comes to a condition like arthritis, it is important to read about others people’s experiences as well as stay up to date with all the latest medical news. Blogs are a fantastic source of information, often with a more personal and engaging standpoint on the issues facing people with arthritis. From the best blogs, you can learn new methods of dealing with pain, keep abreast of the latest developments in treatment and, perhaps most importantly, feel like you are not in this alone.

As arthritis life insurance specialists, we follow various arthritis blogs to continue to develop our understanding of the disease. We decided to compile 10 of the best arthritis blogs, these include blogs from people with Psoriatic Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis as well as rheumatologists.

Cooking with Arthur {Psoriatic Arthritis and Osteoarthritis}

http://cookingwitharthur.blogspot.co.uk/

This blog feature arthritis-friendly recipes from Kate Lawson who has psoriatic arthritis. Her arthritis affected her jaw making it hard to eat. Kate’s blog aims to make cooking achievable and fun, with recipes that focus on providing nutritional value. It also sets about debunking the numerous myths that abound regarding diet and arthritis.

Mum In the South {Rheumatoid Arthritis}

http://muminthesouth.co.uk/ra-blog

Ericka Waller is a writer and mum blogger from Brighton whose blog deals with the daily trials of motherhood. She also writes about her experience of living with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Vicky’s Rheumatoid Story {Rheumatoid Arthritis}

http://vickysrheumatoidstory.blogspot.co.uk/

Vicky is a 28 year old with rheumatoid arthritis. Her conversational blog raises awareness of RA whilst discussing some of the everyday challenges she faces including fatigue and depression.

Philip Gardener {Rheumatologist}

http://www.philipgardiner.me.uk/

This is a personal blog by a rheumatologist working in Northern Ireland. It features a broad range of arthritis-related posts from the scientific to the more anecdotal. Either way it is a great read.

That Girl with Arthritis {Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis}

http://www.thatgirlwitharthritis.blogspot.co.uk/

Cat was diagnosed with polyarticular rheumatoid factor positive Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis at just 14. Her blog addresses her daily battle with pain, immobility, and fatigue and attempts to raise awareness with a idiosyncratic blend of humour and matter-of-factness. Having ran four London Marathons and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, there is also plenty of inspiration to take from Cat’s can-do attitude.

Ronan Kavanagh {Rheumatologist}

http://www.ronankavanagh.ie/rheumatology/

Ronan Kavanagh is a Rheumatologist based in Galway. He is interested in the management of inflammatory arthritis and osteoporosis, especially amongst musicians. His blog has a wide scope and even includes a blog about Keith Richards’ fingers.

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society {Rheumatoid Arthritis}

http://www.nras.org.uk/news

News from National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society about living with RA and the latest treatments.

Arthritis Research UK

http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/news/general-news.aspx

The latest news from charity Arthritis Research UK.

Arthritis Digest

http://arthritisdigest.co.uk/category/blog/

With a focus on individual real-life stories, this magazine’s blog is worth a read.

Irwin Lim {Rheumatologist}

http://bjcconnectedcare.com

Irwin Lim, a Sydney-based Rheumatologist aims to correct the misinformation surrounding Arthritis & related Musculoskeletal diseases in his blog as well as discussing good health and rheumatology in general.

If you would like to suggest an arthritis blog that we have missed please let us know via Twitter and if you are interested click through for more information on insurance for rheumatoid arthritis.

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