Explore the importance of exercise and managing fatigue. Learn when to push through and when to consult your doctor.
Discover the key health metrics to discuss with your doctor to determine the best course of action for your rheumatoid arthritis and overall good health.
New study from Korea suggests that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its chronic inflammation may increase the risk of developing Parkinson disease (PD).
Discover how sleep quality impacts vaccine effectiveness, and get tips to overcome sleep problems related to rheumatoid arthritis.
Researchers examine yet another negative health consequence of discrimination: increased inflammation and a higher risk for inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
Tien Sydnor-Campbell uses her book and background in psychotherapy and bodywork to help inspire others with chronic illness to accept their pain and advocate for better care.
For about 40 percent of people with rheumatoid arthritis, non-joint symptoms can range from bothersome to markers of serious illness. Fortunately, they can be managed — as long as you recognize them and speak up.
It’s not unusual to have both conditions. Here’s why and what you can do to make it easier to manage migraine and RA.
"I didn’t trust my body. I was a single mother with a progressive chronic illness. There was no way I could take care of my health, my child, and a newborn on my own while trying to get by on what little assistance disability pays."
Here’s why RA can come along with gastrointestinal issues — and how you can work with your care team to feel better.
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you may have an increased risk of endometriosis — but understanding this link is a key first step.
Researchers say this could be due to increased pain sensitization.
Taking care of mental health may be important for achieving relief from rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, and in turn, feeling better may help improve your mood and emotions.
Rheumatoid arthritis can affect your skin in many ways, from rashes to painful lumps. Thankfully, there are ways to treat these mostly rare conditions.
While rheumatoid arthritis rarely causes hair loss directly, related factors like medication and stress can play a role. Learn more about what can cause hair loss in rheumatoid arthritis and how to prevent and treat it.
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.
The FDA is expected to rule on upadacitinib by the end of this summer.
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...