Laura Helms remembers how RA crept up on her in college, going from a stiff ankle to a swollen knee to an official diagnosis at a young age.
Your arthritis doesn't have to keep you on the sidelines. Movement is important. Learn how to keep your joints safe and flexible as you exercise.
Both hot and cold temperatures provide relief to painful joints. Stimulate your body’s own healing powers with things like hot tubs and ice packs.
If you have RA, you want to know which treatments work and how long they take to be effective. Get the answers to these and other questions from an expert.
Build strength, boost your energy, and ease stiff joints from RA with these simple stretches.
Try these simple exercises to keep joint pain caused by RA at bay.
You might notice more stiffness and pain in the morning. Learn why it happens and what you can do to get off to a smoother start.
Did you know certain spices might help your RA? Find out which foods -- including some that might surprise you -- can ease your inflammation.
You might have heard about the Mediterranean diet for weight loss. But it can also lower inflammation and ease some of your RA symptoms. Find out how.
Keep your joints in good shape with some tweaks to your lifestyle. Diet, exercise, and using the right tools can make a huge difference.
Diet, exercise, and a trip to the pharmacy can help ease your painful, stiff joints. Find out what you can do to help yourself.
The pros and cons of NSAIDs, DMARDs, corticosteroids, and biologics for RA inflammation.
Kira’s journey to finding a supportive RA care team was a long one. She shares tips on what to look for and how to stick with the process.
Take this quiz to find out what you know about rheumatoid arthritis, including achy joints, medications, diet, exercise, and more.
When you have RA, you and your doctor work hard to get your symptoms under control. But sometimes they can get worse. Find out why, and what you can do.
From corticosteroids to biologics, there are several treatments that can help ease your symptoms and keep moderate to severe RA from getting worse.
Rheumatoid arthritis happens when your body’s immune system attacks its own tissue, including the joints. Take an inside look at a hand.
Rheumatoid arthritis causes joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. It also affects your mental health. Learn how to slow RA progression and manage symptoms.
JAK inhibitors are pills that can tamp down the inflammation of RA. But how exactly do they help relieve your symptoms?
Reducing inflammation eases your RA joint pain. But another line of defense is calming your overactive immune system. Find out how JAK inhibitors can help.
Biologics and JAK inhibitors both treat the same issues. But there are important differences between the two. See how each works in its own way.
These meds help a lot of people with their RA joint pain by targeting their immune system.
There are many different treatment options to help soothe the inflammation of RA. But how can anti-drug antibodies keep them from working?
When and why is joint replacement surgery the recommended treatment for RA? Take a look at how the damaged cartilage is replaced with a new joint.
It could be years before we see an RA vaccine that could control the condition in new ways. Learn about future options that show real promise.
How do doctors define remission with RA, and how do you get rid of the joint pain?
You may not feel like it, but stretching, strength training, and low-impact exercise can help ease your RA joint pain.
Some popular diets may help you lose extra pounds. Less stress on your joints will help your RA symptoms. A plant-based diet can also ease inflammation.
If RA makes it hard to do the things you enjoy, you’re even more likely to get depressed. Learn more about the link and what you can do about it.
Rheumatoid arthritis is about much more than achy fingers. RA can affect your organs, spine, emotions, and even your skin. Learn more about what it can do.
Everyday strategies around diet and rest can tame the tide on your RA symptoms.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can throw everything out of whack when you’re a woman trying to juggle work, family, and friends while caring for yourself. Here’s how one woman finds balance.
From beans to cherries, try these nutrient-packed foods to tamp down inflammation.
Ever feel like you're the only one who knows what it's like to have rheumatoid arthritis? Meet some famous folks who lived and thrived despite their RA.
RA causes inflammation in many parts of your body, so you may have symptoms that you don’t realize are related. Here's what to watch for.
Studies suggest that fall may be the seasonal sweet spot for RA, while winter and spring are the toughest. Here's how to get year-round relief.
If you have RA, you've got a bigger chance of having problems with your heart. So make smart choices when you go to the supermarket or dine out.
Have restless nights with RA? How can you get the sleep you need with joint pain?
With RA, it’s important to treat more than just your joints. Talk to your doctor to tailor a plan.
Lumps and rashes are common with this autoimmune disease. Find out how to treat them.
Fatigue is more than being tired. It makes you feel like you’re totally out of energy. But there are things you can do to manage it.
What can you do to feel better when you're stiff, sore, and tired? It might surprise you, but a workout can boost your energy and make you more flexible.
From drugs to diet, fight the pain with these six strategies.