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5 Tips for Lasting Friendships With Chronic Pain

Sharing about your chronic pain can be a show-stopper with potential friends. Here's how to navigate new relationships when your illness has to be part of the conversation.

By K.J. Ramsey

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.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

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

A Bachelor Party Without the Hangover

Your rheumatoid arthritis means planning ahead to avoid flares from too much of a good thing. Here’s how to eat, drink, and be merry at your next dudes’ weekend.

By Emil DeAndreis

Yes, You Need Help for Your RA, but You Are Not Helpless

There is no maximum number of ‘asks’ when it comes to needing help from a loved one, so why does it often feel uncomfortable to make yet another request?

By Lene Andersen, MSW

All This Stress Can't Be Good for My RA

Untreated RA combined with chronic stress is a double whammy that contributes to a risk of heart disease. Some say stress also contributes to their RA flares. Here’s what to know about stress and how to get a handle on it.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

It Doesn't Have to Be Awkward: 4 Ways to Be Friends With My Chronic Illness

Ankylosing spondylitis is a full-time job and flares are unpredictable. Including me in your plans, even if I have to cancel, helps me feel welcome. Here are 4 ways you can support me and my illness.

By Charis Hill

That RA Body is Rockin'

Having a positive body image with RA is tricky when you don't feel great about the way your joints look and feel. But it is possible to love your body. You just need to embrace a different view of what you see in the mirror.

By Cathy Kramer

Find the Right Job for Your RA

If you’re hunting for a job with RA, you’ll need to adjust your search criteria. But take heart, the right fit is out there.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Household Chore Hacks for RA

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