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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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.

By Sheila M. Eldred

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About JIA

10 points that will help see you and your family through Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis diagnosis, treatment, and everything else in between.

By Maryn Liles

What It's Really Like to Live With JIA

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis brings physical and emotional challenges to young people. They want you to know there are rewards, too.

By Leslie Goldman
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Smart Tips to Help Your Kid Cope With JIA

Try these expert insights to combat the pain, fatigue, and anxiety that can come with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

By Jerilyn Covert
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What Does Psoriatic Arthritis Feel Like?

Psoriatic arthritis isn't just sore joints. Real people share their real experience with this often invisible condition.

By Bethany Kandel
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Feel-good Stretches for Psoriatic Arthritis

Try these moves from a physical therapist to relieve tight muscles and increase joint mobility.

By K. Aleisha Fetters
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Let's Talk About Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication

Easing your pain and reducing symptoms starts with finding the right combination of therapies that work for you.

By Jerilyn Covert
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7 Physical Therapist-Approved Moves for Kids With JIA

Daily exercise is essential for kids with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Here's how to make it fun.

By Sheila M. Eldred
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11 Ways JIA Affects the Whole Body

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is more than a joint condition. It can impact a child's organs, growth, and more.

By Colleen Travers
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This Teenager Is Stronger Than Her Juvenile Arthritis

Instead of holding her back, Mariah Aquino-Truss's juvenile arthritis has only propelled her forward.

By Leslie Goldman
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5 Keys to a Great School Year for Your JIA Kid

Whether at home or in class, these smart steps can help your child work (and learn!) around juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

By Lara DeSanto

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