Utah Arthritis ProgramPhysical Address: 288 North 1460 West Salt Lake City Phone: 801-538-9458 Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM
We offer research-based programs that help people with Arthritis to self-manage their condition through education and physical activity. By partnering with organizations across the state we seek to reach individuals through the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP), and the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) also known as Living Well with Chronic Conditions. For workshop listings please see: http://health.utah.gov/arthritis/classes/livingwell.html The mission of the Utah Arthritis Program is to increase the quality of life and decrease the pain and disability of Utahns with arthritis through awareness, surveillance and evidence-based disease management programs. Arthritis can be recognized by swelling or inflammation in bone joints, causing pain or discomfort, may lead to physical limitations. Difficult emotions (anxiety, depression), fatigue and low energy may also be experienced. Progression of condition and what to expect: Progression of arthritis may lead to deformity or reduction in range of motion, which may limit daily activities. Recommended treatment options: To help manage your arthritis, visit with a Rheumatologist and bring a list of any questions before you arrive, including learning about possible medications. Eat a healthy diet, paying attention to any food allergies. Physical activity is the great arthritis pain reliever. Regular physical activity is recommended 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
Where to learn more: http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/ Additional information: http://www.health.utah.gov/arthritis/index.html