Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation Directory
Rheumatoid arthritis is a result of misdirected inflammation. When inflammation occurs, chemicals from the body's white blood cells are released into the blood or affected tissues to protect your body from foreign substances. This release of chemicals increases the blood flow to the area of injury or infection, and may result in redness and warmth. Some of the chemicals cause a leak of fluid into the tissues, resulting in swelling. This protective process may stimulate nerves and cause pain. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about rheumatoid arthritis inflammation, how to treat it, and much more.
Inflammation is a process by which the body's immune system malfunctions. Find out more.
Rheumatic Diseases: Types, Causes, and Diagnosis
Information on the most common rheumatic diseases and their treatments, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, and Sjogren's syndrome.
How to Protect Your Joints When You Have RA
Find out how diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes can guard your joints from damage if you have rheumatoid arthritis.
What Are Rheumatoid Nodules? Causes and Treatments
Learn about rheumatoid nodules, including their causes, symptoms, and treatments.
RA and Your Overall Health
Rheumatoid arthritis raises the chance you’ll get heart disease and other health problems. Learn what you can do to lower your risks and stay healthy with RA.
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Strength Training
Strengthen and stabilize your joints with arthritis-friendly strength exercises.
Flexibility Exercises and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Fight joint stiffness and keep moving with stretching and joint-safe, arthritis-friendly exercises.
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Aerobic Exercise
Why exercise is good for achy joints, and arthritis-friendly exercises to try.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments for Stiff, Painful Joints
What can you do to treat stiff, painful joints from RA?
Treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis.
Many treatments are used to stave off the painful effects of RA from aspirin to drugs called ‘biologic agents.'
Ways to Manage Your RA
Arthritis Foundation President John H. Klippel, MD, on the best ways to manage your RA.
Treatments for RA Pain and Inflammation
How can you get relief from RA pain and inflammation? Ask Arthritis Foundation President John H. Klippel, MD.