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Health Tip: Why Arthritis and Fatigue Often Go Together

One reason: pain can make quality sleep elusive

(HealthDay News) -- Fatigue is a popular complaint among people with arthritis, and it can make daily tasks even more challenging.

The Arthritis Foundation explains why arthritis and fatigue often go together:

  • Pain can make it difficult to get enough quality sleep.
  • People with depression, which is more common among people with arthritis, are more likely to be tired.
  • Some arthritis medications can cause fatigue as a side effect.
  • Inflammation flares can lead to fatigue.
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