Danish Caroline Wozniacki (28) has long been one of the world's best female tennis players. Wozniacki is one of the largest idrettsheltene in Denmark.
In the fall told in a straightforward 28-year-old that she had been diagnosed with arthritis. These days, she is forsidepike in the Danish motemagasinet Elle, where she tells about sykdomsmarerittet.
At the worst, I managed not even to brush your teeth. It hurt so bad, " says Wozniacki in the big interview, reprinted in Aftonbladet.
Arthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis, is a chronic rheumatic disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints, as well as exhaustion.- Rated to add up the
in Fact, it was at times so bad that Wozniacki considered to add up.
- First I had fever and sore throat. I didn't realize that it was a symptom of the disease. Then I got pain in the fingers, toes and knees. Also in the shoulder and arms. And I was tired all the time, " she says.Was known as "Denmark's tennisbabe" for this image
As toppidrettsutøver she admits that she had not expected to get sick.
I didn't think it would happen to me. I exercise a lot, eat healthy things, and do things that are healthy for the body. But when the symptoms were jewish, but I realized that this was something out of the ordinary, so I decided to go to the doctor, " says Wozniacki.l
the Australian Open, the year's first Grand Slam, starts for the other 14. January. Wozniacki is with as the defending champion.GOOD: Caroline Wozniacki is one of the world's best tennis players. Photo: REUTERS/Edgar Su Show more Handles it.
Wozniacki got the diagnosis in august, but kept it hidden until October.
- You will learn to handle it after a few matches. Some days you wake up and you are not able to get out of bed, and you just have to know that it is like this, but other days you are totally fine. It feels like you don't have it, " said Wozniacki to The Guardian.
28-year-old wanted to be a role model for people with rheumatic diseases.
- I know there are many people around the world who are fighting against this disease. Hopefully I can be the one they can look up to, and think that if she gets it, I can too. We just have to try to come together and help each other, " says Wozniacki to the BBC.
After she had detected the disease, she has been on medication and received treatment to control the symptoms. Wozniacki is confident that her career will not be affected by the disease.Tennisstjerna reveals the disease: - a Few days, I am not out of bed