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These Hacks Promise a Better Day With Arthritis

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

By Charlotte Hilton Andersen
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RA Hacks for Household Chores

A day of decluttering can lead to pain and fatigue if you have RA. Use these tips to make household duties less likely to end in a flare.

By Cathy Kramer
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5 Best Exercises for Joint Pain

Joint pain can get in the way of people with rheumatologic conditions being able to move around and live normally. The simple exercises described by physical therapists here can be the key to getting relief – and back in the game.

By K. Aleisha Fetters
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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.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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9 Ways to Take the Sting Out of Self Injections

If you are interested in biologic treatment for psoriatic arthritis, but are worried about the injections, read these practical tips that can make them more manageable.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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RA Isn’t Your Ticket Out of a Home-Improvement Job

That DIY project your partner has not-so-gently suggested you tackle? You can hack it, even with RA. Here’s how to do it without ending up with a monster flare.

By Emil DeAndreis
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How to Be Your Own Best Advocate With RA

It takes practice but knowing how to advocate for yourself will help you feel confident and safe in the treatments you receive.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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9 Tips for Doing Household Chores With Psoriatic Arthritis

Too sore from psoriatic arthritis to do household chores? Read these nine practical tips from health writer Claire Gillespie.

By Claire Gillespie
Meals prepared in advance make life with RA easier.

Meal Prep in a Snap With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Smart meal prep can make cooking easier, but what if you have rheumatoid arthritis? These tips will take stress — and joint pain — off the menu.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.
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Psoriatic Arthritis: 9 Ways to Know if a Group Fitness Class Is Right for You

Living with psoriatic arthritis? Find out if a group fitness class is right for you.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.