‘I knew that if I had to face the day I couldn’t just wake up, hop out of bed, and move as quickly as the rest of New York City.’
The last five years were packed with so many events and obstacles that changed me — physically and emotionally — that I feel like I have gone through a rapid aging process.
There’s life before an arthritis diagnosis and life after. Here are some things you can expect.
Only about one-third of RA patients in high disease activity were offered a treatment change at their rheumatologist visit, according to a recent study in the ArthritisPower research registry.
Fatigue is one of the most invisible and misunderstood parts of managing arthritis.
Traveling can be a lot harder when you have chronic pain, fatigue, and a boatload of medication. Here’s what can help.
The disease-modifying drug could help improve the effectiveness of biologic medications in axSpA.
According to a study of insurance claims data, about 20 percent of anti-TNF drug prescriptions filled were for brand-name infliximab (Remicade) while less than 1 percent were for an infliximab biosimilar.
RA patients were apt to receive a biologic drug sooner if they lived in an urban area closer to a prescriber.
Warm water exercises relieve joint stiffness, reduce disease activity, and improve quality of life.
These gentle exercises can help soothe pain and stiffness when arthritis strikes in your feet.
Women who got seven hours of recreational activity each week were much less likely to develop RA over the course of more than two decades compared with women who were sedentary.
Younger people are more likely than older adults to lack a primary care provider.
What’s It Like Having Arthritis in the U.S. Virgin Islands? Here’s What Their Rheumatologist Told Us
Until 2019, the U.S. Virgin Islands had no full-time rheumatologist.
‘Even my regular doctors don’t remember my history off the top of their heads. It’s up to me to be constantly vigilant.’
Here’s what to expect at the doctor’s office when you suspect you might have gout.
It can sometimes take years to get the right diagnosis of lupus. But knowing what to expect and ask for may speed up the process.
While gout and psoriatic arthritis may have some symptoms in common, they are distinct conditions with very different causes and treatments.
Those ultimately diagnosed with PsA had some telltale patterns of joint pain and certain types of health care provider visits in the years leading up to their diagnosis.
Pain, locking, grinding, limping, trouble walking up stairs, or being unable to stand or sit for long periods are all common symptoms of arthritis hip pain.
Improvements in Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Doesn’t Always Translate to Patients Feeling Better
Although available treatment options have improved and expanded over the years, it's also become more common for RA patients to have comorbid conditions that can affect well-being.
Having a primary care doctor in addition to a rheumatology made cholesterol screening among RA patients more likely.
There’s a known increased risk of heart disease among people with PsA. Here’s what experts who specialize in cardio-rheumatology want you to know about it.
This may have a dramatic impact on arthritis risk.