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.
What Helps for Joint Pain
Learn about the types of over-the-counter drugs that can treat joint pain and inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis, including NSAIDs and creams or gels.
Pain Medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Find out more about the various drugs used to treat arthritis pain, such as NSAIDS, acetaminophen, and corticosteroids.
How to Handle Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
Managing the pain that comes with rheumatoid arthritis is about more than taking medications.
Using Essential Oils to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis
The science is still evolving about how well essential oils treat rheumatoid arthritis. But they might play a part in your treatment.
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.
Traveling Pain-Free With Rheumatoid Arthritis
With good planning and an easy schedule, you can keep your RA in check and have a pain-free trip. Try these tips.
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.
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.