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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Finding Yourself Again When You Have Ankylosing Spondylitis

Do you have that place you can go that makes you feel like… you? The place where your chronic condition doesn't matter, and you feel like you're more than your condition? For Charis, that place is Burning Man.

By Charis Hill

7 Tips for Managing Weight Gain With Psoriatic Arthritis

Managing weight gain is especially challenging when living with psoriatic arthritis. Here are seven practical tips, including recognizing triggers, trying low-impact exercises, and getting support.

By Julie Cerrone Croner

Psoriatic Arthritis: 9 Ways to Show Your Feet Some Love

Foot pain often comes with psoriatic arthritis and can lead to other complications. Protect and be good to your feet with these nine tips.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Drunken Raisins to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

How exactly does getting drunk on raisins treat your RA, you wonder? Well, the jury is still out, to be honest. Some swear by this drunken remedy, while science doesn’t quite back it just yet. Still, it might be worth a try for you.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

9 Ways to Prepare for a Psoriatic Arthritis Flare-Up

It’s more difficult to manage a psoriatic arthritis flare-up after it’s happened. Be proactive and follow these steps to prepare beforehand.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

The Factors That Put You at a Higher Risk of Developing RA

Your age, genetics, and even exposure to smoke at a young age can have an effect on whether you develop RA, or not.

By Eileen Bailey

You May Think You Know About RA, But You Have No Idea

People assume so many things about living with RA, like that it’s “just a joint disease,” or that men can’t get it. These facts may help clear things up.

By Lisa Emrich

Juggling Mom Life, RA, and The Guilt That Comes With It

When your child, no matter the age, needs you and you can’t provide because your RA is holding you down, it is hard to not feel guilty. Pile on the fact that RA is hereditary, and you’re left shouldering a world of guilt. You’re not alone.

By Cathy Kramer

Tracking Your RA Symptoms

Making note of your symptoms can be a valuable way to cope with the pain and flares of RA. The first step is keeping a symptom diary.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Real People, Real RA

Does life with RA mean all dreams must be deferred? Not at all. Meet men and women who have adapted and overcome to keep up with the hobbies, sports, and pursuits they love.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team