Latest by Lene Andersen, MSW
You are the expert on how you feel. Help your doctor find the best treatment options for your RA by speaking up for yourself in the exam room.
Finding a good rheumatologist is like dating: You may have to try a few before finding 'the one.'
It takes practice but knowing how to advocate for yourself will help you feel confident and safe in the treatments you receive.
A good night’s sleep is great for your RA, but that long period of inactivity can mean waking with stiff, sluggish-to-move joints. Try these tricks for easing morning stiffness, giving you a jump start to your day.
You can't go it alone, so it helps to have a team of health experts, from doctors to physical therapists, helping keep you afloat with rheumatoid arthritis.
Learn how adding a dietitian to your health care team can help you be the healthiest version of yourself.
When you have RA, you have approximately double the risk of infection compared to the general population because of your suppressed immune system. But before you get vaccinated to protect yourself, this is what you need to know.
Some people with rheumatoid arthritis think a massage will make their condition worse, but a good massage can actually reduce pain and improve joint function.
Rheumatoid arthritis flares can happen at any time. Avoid these common triggers to take control of your RA and keep flares at bay.