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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.

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Symptoms

9 Sneaky Conditions That Mimic RA

Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis takes some detective work, especially because so many health problems cause similar symptoms. Our guide helps you spot the clues so you can get the treatment you need.

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You Can Run a Small Business With RA

It's not easy (what biz is?!), but the reward is building a career that works around your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.

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How to Get Through Your Day With Osteoarthritis

Tips for managing osteo pain and symptoms at work and at play.

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13 Great Gadgets That Make Life With RA Easier

From kitchen tools to book pillows, these cool finds help people with rheumatoid arthritis create their own #NoLimits home.

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What Is Osteoarthritis?

In short, it’s joint damage. But there’s so much more to this most common form of arthritis.

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Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis? How to Tell

These diseases share some common traits, but different origins. Learn more about what makes them unique.

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10 Ways to Relieve Stiff Hands

Joint pain from RA can be intense, but there are plenty of things you can do to make it less bothersome.

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9 Steps to Diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis

For such a common condition, the process for determining who has it can be surprisingly drawn-out. Here’s how it works.

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How Someone Who Can't Have Children Feels About Mother's Day

It hurts, but it helps to hold fast to the children in my life who love me like another mom.

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Yes! Moving More Can Ease Osteoarthritis Pain

Strength training, cardio, and other movements can improve your knee pain with osteoarthritis. Here’s how to do it safely.

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Tests

Decoding Your Psoriatic Arthritis Bloodwork

Psoriatic disease is all about inflammation. Your blood work will tell you the full story, but it helps to know how to decode the results. Learn what your results are saying.

Meet the Experts

Lene Andersen, MSW
Patient Advocate

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 Advocate

Julie Cerrone Croner is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Yoga Instructor & Blogger thriving with psoriatic arthritis & avascular necrosis