‘For me, showering has always been a gauge for my disease activity. The more inflammation coursing through my body, the more difficult showers are and the longer it takes me to get ready in the morning.’
These gentle exercises can help soothe pain and stiffness when arthritis strikes in your feet.
'I often wonder if I don't have much else to talk about other than my illness. What do I offer in a friendship?'
These are tools you and your doctor use to assess how well your RA is being controlled.
While the standard vaccine certainly offers protection, a new study suggests that RA patients may want to ask their providers about the high-dose version.
‘Even my regular doctors don’t remember my history off the top of their heads. It’s up to me to be constantly vigilant.’
Many aspects of the DAS28 increase with age, and patients and doctors need to be aware of this.
Research has shown people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are more likely to develop a thyroid condition, such as hypothyroidism.
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.