Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Support Group
Thursday, June 28, 2012Samaritan on Main
663 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805
The Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Support Group meets the fourth Thursday of the month. After an informative presentation, a question and answer session follows. Group discussion will maintain a positive outlook, dwelling on the lighter, humorous side of coping with chronic pain.
An estimated 46 million Americans are affected with some form of arthritis or rheumatic disease. Of these, three to six million are afflicted with fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes pain throughout the tissues - such as muscles, tendons and ligaments - that support and move the bones and joints. It is different from arthritis in that it does not cause inflammation or damage to the joints, muscles or tissues.
Both arthritis and fibromyalgia, however, can cause significant pain and fatigue, and can interfere with a person's ability to carry on daily activities. Considered rheumatic conditions, these tend to affect women more often than men.
For more information about the support group, please contact Jennie Brown at 419-612-6682.
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