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3. Avoid Triggers
Smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and eating certain foods can all contribute to your condition. Research how these affect your specific type of arthritis.
To get even more information, begin documenting your diet, alcohol consumption and smoking patterns in relation to your pain. By writing down this information, you can begin identifying connections between intake and symptoms. This process assists in coping because it places some control and power in your hands.
Having a new diagnosis seems demoralizing and scary. In these situations, control is a valuable resource.