Arthritis & Joints

Tips, inspiration stories, recipes, and more for those living with conditions relating to arthrtis and joints, including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and more.

Conditions That Mimic RA

Having symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis? It may also be these conditions.

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10 Red Flags of a Psoriatic Arthritis Flare

Attend to your psoriatic arthritis before it flares by paying attention to these 10 red flags, places where soreness and other symptoms occur.

By Julie Cerrone Croner

Recruit Your Kids For Your Health Team

We're not kidding — your kids can be a vital part of keeping your energy up and pain levels at bay. Trying to do it all — care for children, grocery shop, cook, and clean — is most likely more than you alone can accomplish. So enlist their help — we'll tell you how.

By Cathy Kramer

Patient and Blogger Stands Up Against the Opioid Stigma

While politicians, policy makers, and medical experts are arguing about the best way to solve the opioid crisis, the blogger behind Chronic Mom says, opioids saved her life.

By Pamela Kaufman

5 Ways to Prevent Falls With Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis can affect balance and lead to falls, which lead to other health complications. Here are five practical ways to minimize your risk of falling.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

6 Chronic Autoimmune Illnesses Linked to Chronic Hives

Studies link chronic hives with autoimmune diseases such as thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac disease. Learn more about the connection.

By Rachel Zohn

Is it RA?

All signs point to yes — but, hold on, that doesn’t mean you absolutely have RA. After all, you can test positive for the RA factor but still not have the condition. You have to look at the full picture.

By Stephanie Stephens

Not a Dry Eye in The House — Unless You Have RA

Believe it or not, RA issues can show up in your eyes, too. So if you’re experiencing dry eyes, blurred vision, or severe eye pain, it could be the usual culprit — your RA.

By Stephanie Stephens

Little-Known RA Complications and How to Manage Them

With RA, you typically think of the joint pain and stiffness, but what about RA “lung” (ILD), heart disease, osteoporosis, and eye disease? Know how to protect yourself — and ultimately, your health.

By Stephanie Stephens

ALL the Ways to Work Out When You Have RA

Whether your RA is moderate or severe, there is a workout option out there for you — and we had our expert RA writers try them, first-hand, just to prove it.

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Psoriatic Arthritis and Disability: What You Need to Know

One-third of people with psoriatic arthritis will claim short-term or permanent disability. Here’s what you need to know about filing a disability claim.

By Casey Nilsson

Meet the Experts

Lene Andersen, MSW

Patient Expert

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer. She lives with rheumatoid arthritis.

Charis Hill

Patient Expert

Charis is a patient expert who writes about ankylosing spondylitis with hopes to educate and raise awareness.

Julie Cerrone Croner

Patient Expert

Julie Cerrone Croner is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Yoga Instructor & <a href="http://itsjustabadday.com/" target="_blank">Blogger</a> thriving with psoriatic arthritis & avascular necrosis

Lene Andersen, MSW

Patient Expert

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer. She lives with rheumatoid arthritis.