Pain Management and RA Directory
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the joints. Attacks cause painful swelling. RA pain management is an important part of treatment. Your doctor may start with medication. Drugs used to treat RA include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), analgesics, or disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Other RA pain relief options are diet, exercise or physical therapy. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about RA Pain Management and more.
Coping With Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
WebMD offers 9 tips for coping with the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.
How to Handle Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
Managing the pain that comes with rheumatoid arthritis is about more than taking medications.
Pain Medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Find out more about the various drugs used to treat arthritis pain, such as NSAIDS, acetaminophen, and corticosteroids.
What Can I Do About the RA Pain I Feel Right Now?
Learn more from WebMD about quick ways to reduce RA pain.
How to Know When Growing Pains Are Something Else
Your child’s growing pains might be something else, like juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Find out how to tell the difference.
Juvenile Arthritis at School: 504 Plans, IEPs, and Pain Issues
Is your child struggling with arthritis at school? WebMD helps explain 504 Plans, IEPs, and other ways to help your child cope with arthritis issues in the classroom.
Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
WebMD helps you manage the pain and damage from severe or chronic rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including treatment options for severe pain and other ways to cope with severe arthritis.
Explaining RA to Your Kids
Parenting With RA: Tips for explaining to your children how pain, stiffness, and fatigue affect mom. Plus, parenting and family coping strategies.