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Mar 21, 2016 4:28 PM

I have JIA (Jouvenile Idiopathic Arthiritis) and as I have had it for a few months my family and friends have lost interest in my comments of my pain. If anyone has it and has been to a psycho therapist about it was it helpful? Also any comments on hydrotherapy?

Mar 22, 2016 2:54 AM

Milz, I think they just do not know, what to say to us ...so ignoring it makes it easy for them to deal with us since they can not understand or figure out our problem. I do hydrotherapy and it has been very beneficial because I can not do therapy on land. Hydrotherapy strengthen my muscles so that I do not fall. You are able to do more because you are weightless in the water. Plus if you use a therapy pool the water temperature is generally much warmer than a regular pool and the water there loosen up your muscles. Blessings!

Mar 22, 2016 7:12 AM

Yeah that's what I keep telling myself ahah thank you so much it sounds helpful. I'll have to give it a go!

Mar 26, 2016 7:56 PM

Milz, I think it's very helpful to see a psychiatrist. But make sure they are familiar with chronic pain patients. I UST started seeing mine in November and she's helping me rethink things, organize my thoughts and actions, so it's beneficial and I don't feel like I'm wasting time in the fibro fog. I agree with MySistersKeeper, that others without chronic pain just don't know. Hugs & prayers you will find the support you need here, and with a therapist. 🙂💕🙏🌼

Mar 26, 2016 9:11 PM

Hydro therapy was great for me. Muscles loosen up in the nice warm water and are so much easier to move after surgery. I did hydro therapy after two rotator cuff repair's. Having done regular physical therapy then hydro therapy it was definitely much better.

Mar 26, 2016 10:48 PM

I was in physio and hydro therapy after a knee replacement. The combo of the two worked so well. I know that was just to rehabilitate and not ongoing issues. I'm in physio now with a great therapist. She was the first to notice that my elbow pain was a combination of arthritis of my elbow and my neck. If you get a good one who understands chronic pain, that would make a difference.

Aug 10, 2017 8:34 PM

I have JIA too. I do most of my exercise in the pool. It relieves tension. I've also been trying acupuncture. Seems to help a little but it's still early. I've been off meds for about 10 years now and often find it hard to cope. Wishing you the best

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