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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Taking CBD Oil for RA

CBD oil comes from the cannabis plant, and it's an increasingly popular alternative treatment for people with chronic pain from RA.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

All This Stress Can't Be Good for My RA

Untreated RA combined with chronic stress is a double whammy that contributes to a risk of heart disease. Some say stress also contributes to their RA flares. Here’s what to know about stress and how to get a handle on it.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

It Doesn't Have to Be Awkward: 4 Ways to Be Friends With My Chronic Illness

Ankylosing spondylitis is a full-time job and flares are unpredictable. Including me in your plans, even if I have to cancel, helps me feel welcome. Here are 4 ways you can support me and my illness.

By Charis Hill

That RA Body is Rockin'

Having a positive body image with RA is tricky when you don't feel great about the way your joints look and feel. But it is possible to love your body. You just need to embrace a different view of what you see in the mirror.

By Cathy Kramer

Find the Right Job for Your RA

If you’re hunting for a job with RA, you’ll need to adjust your search criteria. But take heart, the right fit is out there.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

A Mail-in RA Test is on the Market: Does It Work?

There’s a blood test for rheumatoid arthritis that you can take in the comfort of your own home, but is the diagnosis reliable? Here’s how it works and why you may still want to see your doctor.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Household Chore Hacks for RA

A day of decluttering can lead to pain and fatigue if you have RA. Use these tips to make household duties less likely to end in a flare.

By Cathy Kramer

"Try Guy" Zach Kornfeld Talks AS

Along with Zach Kornfeld three YouTube partners, he'll try anything. Now he's trying a healthier life with ankylosing spondylitis.

By Charis Hill

Play Nice With Your RA to Avoid Pain and Flares

Our RA may not be going anywhere soon, but it doesn't have toown us. Here are some practical ways to keep your RA in check so it doesn’t control your life.

By Cathy Kramer

The '10 Year Challenge' — RA Style

A decade with RA changes you physically and mentally. And it can alter the way you see your future. Emil shares his personal journey 10 years post-diagnosis.

By Emil DeAndreis

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 & Blogger 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.