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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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Treatment

Everything You Need to Know About How Biologics Treat RA

We cut the 'med speak' and get right to the point. Biologics have the ability to bring about remission. Here's how they work and what's likely to happen when you're on them.

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Stress

Help! My Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment Stopped Working

Don't think your meds are pulling their weight? Here are a few possible reasons why that might (or might not!) be the case.

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Managing Flares

How to Supercharge Your Psoriatic Arthritis Treatments

Give your complementary PsA treatments a big boost with these tiny tweaks.

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Living With

When a Bra is Necessary — But Painful — Try These Tips

You could ditch it all-together, but on days when you need a supportive bra, here are some ways to make wearing a bra work with your rheumatoid arthritis.

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Beauty

Getting Ready With RA: 8 Easy Beauty and Style Tips

These hair and makeup tricks can help reduce your risk of a rheumatoid-arthritis flare.

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Living With

My Boyfriend Is Not a Saint for Putting Up With My RA

An RA diagnosis doesn't place you in the role of the "patient" in your romantic relationships. It's time for us—and the rest of the world—to start believing that.

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How-Tos

10 Tips for Flying with Psoriatic Arthritis

Wondering how to stay comfortable and avoid PsA flare-ups when you're 30,000 feet in the air? These practical tips can help you stay comfortable and flare-free when you fly.

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Nutrition

The Best Smoothies for Psoriatic Arthritis

If you live with psoriatic arthritis, you should try these delicious smoothie recipes made with anti-inflammatory ingredients to help you feel your best.

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Living With

Crafting With Psoriatic Arthritis

Crafting provides a lot of health benefits, but it can be hard if PsA hurts your joints. Try these tips and tricks to help you do more crafting projects.

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Diagnosis

Psoriatic Arthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The right treatment for psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis begins with a diagnosis. Here's how you can tell these two conditions apart.

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