Rheumatoid Arthritis Blog Posts

15 Survival Tips for Managing an RA Flare-Up

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These 15 tips can help you cope with the joint pain and swelling, fatigue, and stress and anxiety that often come with a rheumatoid arthritis flare-up.

Using Heat and Cold to Treat a Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare-Up

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Applying a cold or hot pack to a joint can help relieve rheumatoid arthritis pain, swelling and stiffness. Learn when to use cold, when to use heat, and why these simple home treatments work.

Good Dental Care Is Important for Those with Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Research shows good oral health can help relieve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Here are 10 ways to improve your oral hygiene so you can enjoy a healthy smile and reduce RA joint pain.

The Treat-to-Target Approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Experts think the treat-to-target approach is the best way to treat rheumatoid arthritis and relieve joint pain. This approach is appropriate for anyone with RA, whether they are newly diagnosed or have had it for decades.

How Rheumatoid Arthritis Triggers Chronic Fatigue

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Rheumatoid arthritis is often linked with debilitating chronic fatigue. Experts have some ideas about how these two conditions are connected.

9 Little-Known Life Hacks for Living with Arthritis Hand Pain

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These 9 life hacks can protect your hands from unnecessary strain and prevent arthritis hand pain from getting worse. These tips cover everything from food prep and taking medications to holding children and choosing a travel mug.

Get a Grip on Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Hands and Wrists

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Try these home treatments to relieve hand and wrist pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. You may also consider working with an occupational therapist to help strengthen joints in the fingers, thumbs, and wrists.

Top 8 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Eat

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These 8 anti-inflammatory foods, drinks, and spices can help you combat pain due to inflammation, such as arthritis pain.

Is My Hand Pain Caused by Arthritis or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

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Pain and numbness in your hands can be a sign of carpel tunnel, arthritis, or both. Doctors look for specific signs when evaluating patients for these two conditions.

What’s Causing My Hip Pain?

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Osteoarthritis, bursitis, hip impingement, labral tears, and even back problems can cause your hip to hurt. Learn the hallmark symptoms of the most common hip conditions to help you identify the source of your hip pain and possibly relieve it.