Friday, April 18, 2014

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

At a Glance

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that affects the lining of the joints, and can cause painful swelling. If left untreated, this can lead to bone erosion and joint deformity, which causes mobility issues. Early aggressive treatment is essential to halting the damage done to joints, and treatment options have expanded in the last 20 years.

Community: What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Join our community by contributing

Hc_btn_vert_join Hc_btn_vert_share Hc_btn_vert_ask
Happening Now In Our Community

Hot Topic

Ask someone with rheumatoid arthritis to tell you about their biggest frustration and chances are they'll mention the misconception that RA is like osteoarthritis (OA). To help you educate those around you, HealthCentral's RA community will be featuring a trio of posts with information and stories that can help others understand. We'd like to…

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Community Activity
FILTER BY:
All | Expert Only

Lene Andersen, Health Guide, commented on How My Journey With Arthur (Arthritis)… Welcome to the team, Britt! We're really happy that you've joined us.You…

03/13/14

1 comments

Reply

Lene Andersen, Health Guide, answered HOW TO FELL COMFORTABLE LYING DOWN WITH… it's really hard when you're in a flare — almost impossible to get…

09/17/13

4 answers

Reply

Lene Andersen, Health Guide, commented on Killing the fear oh, sweetie...  you've had such a rough ride of it! Between what your body has put you through,…

09/09/13

8 comments

Reply

V, Health Guide, commented on A helpful book Thanks, Wonderwoman.  Sounds as though this is one to check out for sure.   V

06/17/13

5 comments

Reply

Showing 1 - 4 of 40 results
< Page 1 | 2  | 3  | 4  | 5  >

Related Content: What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?