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Arthritis: Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis can mean living with long-term (chronic) pain, fatigue, and joint stiffness. Many people benefit from plans to help them manage their symptoms. You and your doctor can create a plan that may include medicine and other treatments. Early treatment can help you avoid disabling joint changes and chronic pain.

You also can do things to maintain your normal life and activities. To start, try to:

  • Learn as much as you can about rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Learn ways to cope with your symptoms.
  • Take an active role in managing your arthritis.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerNancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

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Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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