How Do You Rate Your Pain and Function?


Tracking Your Pain and How Difficult You Find Tasks

Keeping track of how difficult it is to complete the basic necessities including getting out of bed, climbing stairs, descending stairs, and getting out of a chair is really useful to understand what you can do. This is a great communication for your doctor or for anyone who you need to communicate with about your condition. You can even give a page to someone has difficulty understanding your illness. These individuals may mark “0” for each activity and then will be able to see by the visual who difficult you find it. While most people may have difficulty getting out of bed if it’s comfortable, most will be surprised about how difficult it is for you to get out of a chair or get down a flight of stairs.

ACPA Arthritis Chart

NewLifeOutlook TeamNewLifeOutlook Team
Dec 20, 2013
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