Frequently Asked Questions About Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Read these frequently asked questions -- and answers -- about rheumatoid arthritis, or RA.
Assistive Devices for Easier Living With RA
Can self-help devices make day-to-day living with your arthritis a little easier?
Arthritis and Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
A look at benign hypermobility joint syndrome -- or BHJS -- and how to treat it.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Rheumatoid Arthritis
If you've just been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis you might want to ask your doctor these questions on your next visit.
Arthritis and Takayasu's Arteritis
Learn about Takayasu’s arteritis, an uncommon condition in which inflammation damages blood vessels.
Arthritis and Sjögren's Syndrome
Learn about Sjögren's syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that causes symptoms like dry mouth and dry eyes.
Rheumatoid Arthritis - Medications
Medications are usually needed to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The type of medications used depends on the severity of your disease, how fast it is progressing, and how it affects your daily life.Medications to treat rheumatoid arthritis are used to:Relieve or reduce pain.Improve daily function.Reduce joint inflammation. Signs of joint inflammation include swelling, tenderness, and limited range ..
Rheumatoid Arthritis - What Happens
The course of rheumatoid arthritis is difficult to predict because it may progress slowly or quickly. If the disease progresses, joint pain can restrict simple movements, such as your ability to grip, and daily activities, such as climbing stairs. Rheumatoid arthritis is a common cause of permanent disability. Early treatment may significantly control the course of the disease.In rare cases, you .
Rheumatoid Arthritis - Health Tools
Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Taking an active role in the management of your rheumatoid arthritis ...
Rheumatoid Arthritis - Exams and Tests
No single laboratory test can diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. Instead, rheumatoid arthritis is most reliably diagnosed on the basis of symptoms and by eliminating other diseases that can cause similar symptoms. Symptoms that help in diagnosis are stiffness and pain in the same joints on both sides of the body (symmetrical), morning stiffness, and development of rheumatoid nodules.A medical history