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6 Tips to Make Cooking Easier When You Have Ankylosing Spondylitis

Everyday Health—July 10, 2017

Everyday Health featured HSS rheumatologist Dalit Ashany, MD and HSS physical therapist Sheena Alva, PT, DPT in an article about managing ankylosing spondylitis (AS) symptoms while cooking.

Dr. Ashany said that people with AS may have difficulty standing for long periods of time or walking around the kitchen because of pain in their heels, neck, back, or hip. "As inflammatory conditions are often associated with fatigue when not under control, this too may impact your ability to complete activities of daily living, such as cooking," said Dr. Ashany.

To limit the amount of time spent in a standing position, Alva recommended buying pre-cut vegetables and meats from the grocery store. She also advised keeping items in "easily accessible places, so you don’t have to bend or reach up too often — since those are the two big movements that can lead to flare-ups."

Read the full article at everydayhealth.com  


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