Osteoarthritis is like an Iceberg. An Iceberg has over 90% of its mass below the surface. Meaning that you don’t see 90% of the iceberg. This is a good metaphor for Osteoarthritis as its effects are not always outward facing. You don’t necessarily know all the symptoms that someone might be facing because some of them happen internally in the body or in private. Usually, these other invisible symptoms are only known to those living with the disease or the conversations they have with loved ones.
We have a Facebook Group called Stronger Than my Arthritis, where we discuss all these Hidden Symptoms. It’s a great support system for those Osteoarthritis or have a loved one with it. We have over 1,400 members and would love to have you join us in the conversation.