rAmrÂ«viu.f, ANKANIA* MÂ«n,, AUf. 7, Adds Up To independence Arthritis Patients Do Things Differently There la morn itian ono way lo nklii n cnt -- or comb yom 1 hnlr, qr ty'ush your icolh, on food yourself, nntl do Iho dozonii of lllllo evorvdny ro'ullnos thai dd lip lo Indonondonco, This la wliHl Imndlciippcd Â· iirlhi'llls rwllonls who nl'o undoi' ' propor medical caro Imve boon (Uncovering, snys Jim llollun- dor, cliler physical therapist of Uie Arkansas Chnplor of lUo Arttirills Foundation'; A H ingenuity, a lot of persovcninoo and soir-dlsclpllno, and good mcdlral supervision can apul! the ] I f t o r o n c o bctwooM helplessness nnd recovery o( a wide range of ability, There are countless oxerciscs and self-help devices, each of which serves a specific need In an overall program of restoring function In joints disabled by rheumnlold arthritis, or compensating for functional loss lhat cannot be restored. NO CASES AUK1! All of these measures have lo be prescribed for Hi e in dividual patient by his own physician, Hollander points out as no two cases of rheumalou ai'lhrlllB are alike," They also must be prescribed In the context 'of a complete inedlca regimen, which includes Ihe use of drugs, designed -to reduce pain, swelling and Inflamma lion. When medication and tcs have done their work, aiid thi a c u t e flare-up subsides Hollander says, the up-to-date physician will design a progran Â· of exercises lo prevent o correct deformity and to restor mobility and muscle strength I, the affected joint arid' limbs Too much exercise, or 111 wrong kind, can aggravat rather Ihun help an arthrlli condition; too much rest, or ba posture when standing or sil ting, can increase Joint stiffnes and pain. But in prescribing t h e s measures, Hollander paints ou c the doctor alone can't ac complish the desired results The real work is up to the pi tient. And since he will protaabl have to live with his arthril for years, and possibly even to the rest of his life, the pn scribed treatment must be fo wod faithfully, day in and day ut, an long na the dlseaso oralals, PAYSOtT Ucos It pay oft? "Indeed it oo B , ' ' Hollander nays, Pftllenls who have adhered lo faithfully from the BtailÂ·Â· -ho earlier Iho better -- are vlng, walking, proof of ihul, .s long as Ihey slay wllh it, icy ffiid' lhal Uioy can live 1101'u comfortably and avoid erious crippling,"- Â· Too often, howovor, Hollands ictnls oM, when an ftrlhrilts latlolit begins to foci better, he s tempted to skip the medlca- lon for a day or sa and dodge :ie drudgery of dully exercises. But lo keep Ihe treatment Togram working, the pallcnl m u s t keep working at it [ul ime, without lolup. The illernallvc is crippled joints. For patients who have some e g r e e of uncorrcctablo Usability, there are self-help devices which can give him t ' a r g e measure of self .ufficicncy. There are long jandlcd c o m b s , toothbrushes orks and tongs for patients vlth limited motion; built-up spoons, pencils and gadgcls galore 16 facllllate grasping ant manipulation; and even spe cially d e s i g n e d easy-to-dor clothing. ; . : ' . . Some of those 'Hems an commercially available at dimi stores and department stores mail order houses slock man; more. SPECIAL ITEMS In some cases, the arlhrili palient may need . an Hem furniture of equipment that 1 especially designed lo meet his or her particular needs. An occupalional therapist may be consulted to 'design a special ilem or adapt a room or home to help a handicapped patient overcome specific limitations 1 in daily activities. Information about these self- h e l p devices and exercise programs and about arthritis, in general, is available from Arkansas Chapter of The Arthritis Foundation, 900 Marshall Street, P.O. Box 125, -Little Rock, Arkansas 72203. A booklet, published by the Foundation and called "Hnvrte aro Programs In Arllirllls," Ivcs tnforrhiillon on where to bluln nclf-help devices. M woll g olhor valuiiblb ndv(ce. 'Thin woklct in available to patients nly thro'u'uh physicians. Shriver Holds Solid Polilical Credentials WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sar jcnt Shrlver, who is expeclcc o be confirmed as the Demo cratic vice-presidential nomine Tuesday night, carries solid po itlcal credentials:-even thoug lie will he making his first'bl tor elective office. T h e 5G-year-old SbrlviJ alayed a major role in the po litical campaign of Prcsidcn John F. Kennedy, was a ke member of both Iho Kenned and Johnson administrations and barnstormed for Dcmocra lo congressional candidates i 1970, . , ' It was no secret he wanted shot at higher office, and pres d e n t i a l candidate Georg McGovern gave him the chanc On Saturday by picking him oplaco Sen. Thomnft F. ISnglo on on the Democratic ticket ils fall. 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