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  1. Coping With Psoriatic Arthritis

    Treatment options have come a long way toward helping control the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. Yet many people are living with the joint damage they suffered before newer treatment and prevention methods came along. And even now -- since psoriatic arthritis can be difficult to diagnose -- it can

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  2. Skin and Joint Care for Psoriatic Arthritis

    Psoriatic arthritis generally keeps a low profile. Before pro-golfer Phil Mickelson went public about having psoriatic arthritis, many people may not have known about it.  WebMD researched the most common psoriatic arthritis treatment options and the latest developments in psoriatic arthritis joint

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  3. The Arthritis Diet: How Excess Weight Damages Your Joints

    Despite the claims you may see or read sometimes, there is no magic arthritis diet. No single food or special eating plan can slow arthritis or reduce pain. A well-balanced diet is important for your overall health and energy level, of course. But when it comes to managing osteoarthritis, the single

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  4. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Depression

    If rheumatoid arthritis is making you depressed, Patricia Doyle’s experience may sound familiar. Doyle used to love to take long walks near her home in San Francisco and went dancing three nights a week. But four years ago, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 58. As the pain go

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  5. Shopping and Preparing Easy Meals When You Have Arthritis

    Putting healthy meals on the table means lifting grocery bags, opening jars with lids, dicing and slicing, and handling bulky pots. But all of those activities pose a challenge when you have arthritis. Fortunately, there are plenty of clever solutions you can use to make shopping and meal preparatio

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  6. Arthritis at Work: Ergonomics Can Help

    The day-to-day demands of work can pose many challenges when you have arthritis. That’s true whether you work at a desk job or a job that requires lifting and bending. Fortunately, a few simple principles can help most people get through the day without undue pain. Ergonomically designed chairs, des

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  7. Arthritis Pain and Sleep

    The pain of arthritis makes it tough for many people to get a good night’s sleep. Worse yet, tossing and turning at night can actually increase the perception of pain. “There’s a reciprocal relationship between pain and poor sleep. The poorer people sleep, the more pain they tend to be in,” says Kev

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  8. 10 Serious RA Symptoms to Never Ignore

    Painful, swollen joints are a hallmark of rheumatoid arthritis. But for people with RA, it's not the only thing to watch out for. A result of the body’s immune system attacking its own tissues, rheumatoid arthritis requires more than just managing the pain. Other symptoms that might seem unrelated t

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  9. 5 Facts and Fictions About Osteoarthritis

    The earth is flat, eggs are bad for you, and arthritis is a natural part of aging. Each of these once long-held beliefs are myths of course, but repeat one often enough and just about any myth can start to sound like fact. With more than 100 types of arthritis, it's easy to see how a little misinfor

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  10. RA and Pregnancy: The Facts About Conceiving

    If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and are thinking about starting a family, you probably have lots of questions and concerns. Will your RA affect your chances of getting pregnant? Are your medications safe during pregnancy? What if you decide to stop taking them? Will your RA flare? These are al

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