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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8 Sneaky Signs You May Have Rheumatoid Arthritis

Early diagnosis is key to staying active and independent. Watch for these red flags.

By Tracy Middleton

Do I Need a Specialist for My Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Why your primary care doctor isn’t the best person to handle your treatment

By Charis Hill

Disability May Begin Years Before an RA Diagnosis

Listening to those early rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and seeking treatment means a better shot at remission.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

These Hacks Promise a Better Day With Arthritis

People with arthritis share tips for battling morning stiffness and pain.

By Charlotte Hilton Andersen

If You Have a Chronic Illness, Follow These 12 People on Instagram

Influencers talk straight about what it’s like to have chronic pain and live your best life.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

What Every Arthritis Patient Needs to Know About Cannabis

For people with arthritis pain, medical marijuana can bring relief without the side effects caused by traditional treatments. But it’s still not legal everywhere—yet.

By Meirav Devash

Worried About Rheumatoid Arthritis? Drink This, Not That

Not sure which drinks could be increasing your risk of RA? Or, if you already have RA, worried about triggering a flare with your cup of coffee? Here’s what you should know.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Is My Arthritis Pain Age-Related or Something More?

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are not the same conditions. Know the differences so you can seek the right treatment.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Getting by With Psoriatic Arthritis Until You Get Insurance

A Texas man finds the right specialists and gets approved for disability insurance with some help from the Patient Navigation Center.

By National Psoriasis Foundation

5 Ways to Help Your Caregiver Care Better for Your Psoriatic Disease

Good help can be hard to find. Get tips on how to communicate openly and respect boundaries with friends and family so you can get the support you need.

By National Psoriasis Foundation

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.