A small study suggests that younger people with rheumatoid arthritis may need to work with their doctor to keep better tabs on heart muscle function. It’s possible that early screening could help prevent future cardiovascular disease.
If you have unexplained bruises on your skin, it could be linked with having rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more about the connection and how to prevent and treat bruises related to RA.
Even though people talk about morning stiffness with arthritis, on really bad days, the pain, stiffness, and fatigue never really goes away. Here’s how Eileen Davidson, who lives with RA and osteoarthritis, has learned to make her morning routine run just a little more smoothly.
A new study found that swelling in RA is likely to recur in the same joints over and over again —even if overall disease activity is low — which indicates that local inflammation the joint may be responsible. This could affect the way joint inflammation is treated.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that can be progressive. Knowing the signs that RA be progressing is important for managing your health and working with your doctor to make sure your RA stays well-controlled.
A new study examined the relationship between childhood smoking exposure and the development of rheumatoid arthritis later in life.
In a new study, researchers evaluated first-degree relatives of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients to determine if they had any patient characteristics associated with RA symptoms.
A new study found that 23 percent of people with rheumatoid arthritis still have unacceptably high levels of pain years after being diagnosed, despite low levels of inflammation.
From the foods you eat to the way you text, here are some everyday habits that you may not realize could be affecting your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms—and how to tweak them to start feeling better.
In a new study, researchers found that having at least one comorbidity is associated with an increased risk for disabilities and decrease in patients’ quality of life.
Recent advances in rheumatoid arthritis treatment have made it possible to slow the disease’s progression and, in turn, reduce the risk of other inflammatory-related problems, like heart disease and dementia.
Conventional joint exams for RA don’t include the feet, so foot pain may be overlooked as an RA symptom.
A new study found that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with diabetes have more trouble utilizing insulin compared to those with osteoarthritis (OA) and diabetes.
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.
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.
When you think of RA, you don’t usually think of pain in the back. But RA can affect certain parts of the spine.
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...