Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that affects the lining of the joints, and can cause painful swelling and joint damage. If left untreated, it can lead to bone erosion and joint deformity.

More on this topic

4 Questions and Answers about Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diabetes

Lawrence 'Rick' Phillips

Myths and Misperceptions about Biologics

Lene Andersen

RA Resolutions for the Holidays and Beyond!

Marianna Paulson

How to Get Mobile after Surgery

Marianna Paulson

The Must-Read Guide to Biologics

Lene Andersen

Meet Mariah Leach: Mom, Blogger, Bicyclist

Lene Andersen

What to Know About Using Biologics

Lene Andersen

8 Facts About RA and Heart Disease

Allison Tsai

Tips for Traveling with RA

Lene Andersen

Becoming Empowered With RA

Britt J Johnson

Emotional Impact of Side Effects from RA Meds

Lene Andersen

How Micael Kuluva Keeps RA Fashionable

Lene Andersen

How to Get a Disability Parking Permit for Your Car

Lene Andersen

Study Finds Possible RA Trigger in Gut Bacteria

Lene Andersen

Biologics Q&A with Dr. Peng

Yumhee Park

How Do You Define Yourself?

Anna Legassie

The Struggles of Finding a Job with RA

Leslierott

How a Dietitian Can Help with RA

Lene Andersen

10 Reasons I'm Thankful for My Chronic Illness

Lene Andersen

Winter and RA: Surviving the Cold

Lene Andersen

What's Causing Your RA Fatigue?

Lene Andersen

10 Essential Relationship Tips with RA

Lene Andersen

4 Surprising Joints Affected by RA

Lene Andersen

Getting a Total Hip Replacement with RA

Lene Andersen

Joy as a Coping Tool for Chronic Conditions

Lene Andersen

What Are the Extra-articular Effects of RA?

Lene Andersen

Finding a Good Doctor

Leslierott

How to Have a Good Planning System

Marianna Paulson

A Beginner's Guide to Biologics

Lene Andersen

Changing RA Treatments

Lisa Emrich

Yes, You Can Garden with RA

Marianna Paulson

Do You Know How to Manage Your Pain?

Allison Tsai

Simple Exercises for All Levels of RA

Seth Ginsberg

Complement Your RA Treatment with These Awesome Therapies

APage

How Do Biologics Treat RA?

Allison Tsai

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About RA

Lene Andersen

How to Reinvent Yourself

Lene Andersen

Do Not Be Afraid To File For FMLA Protection

Vanessa Collins

Different Types of RA

Mark Borigini, M.D.

Wrist splints pros and cons

Christine Miller