When I was diagnosed with this chronic illness at age 29, I was expecting joint pain. I didn’t expect to feel like I was hit by an 18-wheeler.
Telling anyone they are too young to live with a condition is more inflammatory than it is reassuring or supportive.
With proper guidance, strength training has become one of Eileen Davidson’s favorite tools for managing a painful battle with rheumatoid arthritis. This is how it became a critical part of her exercise routine and overall treatment plan.
Just because you have rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t mean that your pain is necessarily *from* rheumatoid arthritis. These co-occurring conditions could also be the reason for an uptick in your pain levels.
First: Rheumatoid arthritis is not just ‘arthritis.’
Foot problems are common in rheumatoid arthritis. Here’s what you can do about it.
Do pharmacy inserts, drug ads, and internet chatter have you scratching your head, feeling overwhelmed, or flat-out panicking? Help is here.
Weight loss can be a symptom of RA. Here's when to worry about it.
How well you can make a fist or squeeze someone else’s hands could reveal a lot about your own health.
Confused about what to eat for RA? These tips are an easy place to start.
You might be aware of joint pain, but it’s important to be aware of the other RA symptoms that can help clinch a diagnosis.
Getting diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis isn’t always straightforward. These other diseases can present similarly to RA and cause a delay in diagnosis.
When you think of RA, you don’t usually think of pain in the back. But RA can affect certain parts of the spine.
This steroid is commonly prescribed to help with RA flares. Here’s what you need to know before you start it.
Flu and pneumonia vaccines are a must.
It’s normal to have questions (okay, a lot of questions) about taking methotrexate. Is it really a cancer drug? Can you drink alcohol? Get answers here.
In one study, 35 percent of people with RA had stopped working 10 years after their diagnosis.
Here’s why the disease progresses, what to expect, and how to stop it.
These stubborn myths aren’t just annoying to patients who know better; they are risky to believe for people who are just starting to learn more about their disease.
Rheumatologists and other doctors share some surprising facts and clinical observations they wish all their RA patients understood.
RA patients might find these phrases offensive, judgmental, or dismissive. Here's what you're better off steering clear of saying.
In October 2014, CreakyJoints Blogger Kristin Anderson shared her diary where she kept track of a shingles outbreak. Due to requests to run again, we are re-posting. Nearly one year ago, in October 2013, a virus of Armageddon like proportions...