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  1. Paying for Biologics to Treat RA: Where to Find Help

    Why biologics are expensive, and where to find assistance programs for rheumatoid arthritis medications.

  2. Finding the Right Doctor to Treat Your RA

    How to find the right doctor to treat your RA.

  3. 4 Foods to Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation

    Find out which foods can help fight inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis and which might make RA inflammation worse.

  4. Work With a Doctor to Manage Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Learn how to work with your rheumatologist to manage rheumatoid arthritis, which is a long-term illness.

  5. Arthroplasty for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Arthroplasty is surgery done to reconstruct or replace a diseased joint. For rheumatoid arthritis, arthroplasty is done to restore function to a joint or correct a deformity.

  6. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Systemic Symptoms - Topic Overview

    Rheumatoid arthritis primarily affects the joints but can also affect the whole body,causing what are called systemic symptoms. These systemic symptoms occur especially in people who have severe disease. Problems associated with rheumatoid arthritis can develop in the: Eyes. Inflammation of the surface of the eye (scleritis) may result in dry,gritty-feeling eyes or pain in the eyes. Lungs. ...

  7. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Pain Management - Topic Overview

    Most children who have juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) will have some pain and discomfort from the disease. The pain of JIA is related to the type and severity of the disease, the child's pain threshold, and emotional and psychological factors. Pain limits a child's ability to function. With care and good communication with your child's doctor, it is possible to provide some, if not total, relief.How to know if your child is in painPain can be difficult for a child to describe. Also, a child isn't always able to recognize a sensation as pain. An older child may be able to describe tingling, cramping, or sharp sensations and may be able to tell where and when the sensation occurs. When a young child is in pain, the signs can be hard to recognize.Signs that may mean your child is in pain include:Changes in usual behavior. Your child may eat less or become fussy or restless. Crying, grunting, or breath-holding. Crying that can't be comforted. Facial expressions, such as a furrowed

  8. Methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Drug details for Methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis.

  9. Leflunomide for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Drug details for Leflunomide for rheumatoid arthritis.

  10. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Neck Symptoms - Topic Overview

    When rheumatoid arthritis affects the neck joints,particularly those located at the top of the spine,spinal cord complications can occur. Bones and joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis may dislocate and press on the spinal cord. Pressure can cause numbness,pain,tingling,weakness,loss of bowel or bladder control,and unusual head and neck sensations. Pressure may also obstruct blood ...

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