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Pain Management

The best methods of management for conditions with chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, TMJ disorder, and foot pain.

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Living With

People With Chronic Pain Talk About Opioids

News coverage of the opioid crisis rarely includes the voices of Americans who rely on these prescriptions for chronic pain. Here's what they have to say.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

The Latest

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Treatment

9 Ways to Treat Psoriatic Arthritis

Cosentyx, Taltz, Otezla, oh my! Here's how to navigate finding the best treatment option for you.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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Treatment

Psoriatic Arthritis: Need a Treatment Change?

There are too many treatment options to settle for one that’s not working. Watch for these red flags that suggest it’s time to talk to your doctor about switching things up.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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Symptoms

How Doctors Diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis

Do you suspect you might have rheumatoid arthritis? These are the signs that your physician will look for to diagnose or rule out the condition.

By Lisa Fields
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Alternative Treatment

9 Rheumatoid Arthritis Remedies You Probably Haven’t Tried

These exercise, food, and lifestyle hacks can help tame RA pain and increase joint mobility.

By Tracy Middleton
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Living With

When You’re Struggling To Get Your Zzzs With PsA

Writer Tracy Davenport shares the strategies she’s used to get a better night’s sleep with psoriatic arthritis.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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Alternative Treatment

12 Ways to Get Relief From Psoriatic Arthritis Pain

Medication isn’t the only way to soothe psoriatic arthritis soreness. Here, experts offer their best tips to relieve pain and live better every day.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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Living With

Does Weather Affect Psoriatic Arthritis?

It’s not in your head. Changing temps can impact the severity of flare-ups associated with PsA. Here’s what you need to know.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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Living With

The Best Hand Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Stiffness in your fingers and wrists is a hallmark of RA, but these pro-approved, do-anywhere moves can help manage your symptoms.

By Holly Pevzner
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Fitness

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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Medication

Reasons for Overprescribing Opioids: What a Doctor Wants You to Know

New measures have been developed to limit unnecessary opioid prescriptions but will how successful will they be?

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Meet the Experts

Ginger Vieira
Health Writer & Patient Advocate

Ginger Vieira is an author who has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since 2014.

Lene Andersen, MSW
Patient Advocate

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer. She lives with rheumatoid arthritis.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.