Exploring. Adventures. These aspects of life can fall by the wayside when we have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). When you’re busy managing fatigue and pain, finding the time to explore new areas, new thoughts, and new ways of advocacy can seem insurmountable. This month on HealthCentral, we are exploring and hope you’ll join us.
Venturing forth into the unknown requires having the tools to do so. For people with RA, one of those tools could be custom orthotics. RA in your ankles and toes can change the way your joints function and the extra support, designed just for you, can make all the difference. Vanessa will tell us about the process of getting custom orthotics, and the differences this has made in her life.
Getting there is half the fun and half the challenge. Travelling with RA can be daunting, as you look at managing your medication, packing, carrying a suitcase, and dashing for distant gates in the airport. And what about sleeping in a different bed — how will that affect your pain levels? Sometimes, the fear of what might happen can be enough to keep you at home. Britt is going to look into how to cope with the fear of travelling with RA so you can get