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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.

By Sheila M. Eldred

The Latest

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Let's Talk About the Signs and Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis isn't always easy to spot. In fact, some don't even have psoriasis! Here's what to look for instead.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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Your Steroid Side-Effects Questions Answered

Steroids can calm an RA flare, but they have risks. Here's how to get the effects you want and minimize the ones you don't.

By Lara DeSanto
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8 Things Never to Say to Someone With PsA

From "you don't look sick" to "you're too young to have arthritis," here are the unwelcome comments perfect strangers—and even friends and loved ones—often say about PsA.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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Soothing Shower Tips for RA Pain

Simple fixes can make getting clean a lot more comfortable when you have rheumatoid arthritis.

By Lexi Krupp
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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.

By Jerilyn Covert
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Your Sore Joints Will Love This Water Workout

Living with psoriatic arthritis or another achy-joint condition? These pool moves will help you boost strength and stay fit.

By K. Aleisha Fetters
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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.

By Jerilyn Covert
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How to Get Through Your Day With Osteoarthritis

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

By Lara DeSanto
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Loving Sports, Living With RA

With the right attitude and medication, there are #NoLimits to success for athletes living with RA.

By Megan McMorris
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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.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

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