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How to Deal With Early Symptoms of RA

Don't brush off early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Here's what to do when you realize the pain, stiffness, and tenderness isn’t going away.

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The Best And Worst Weather For Your Joints

When you have rheumatoid arthritis, the weather can have a big impact on your joints. Here's how to cope with challenging weather conditions.

Best Exercises for Painful Hands

Best Exercises for Arthritis Hand Pain

If you have arthritis that affects your hands, everyday tasks can be painful. Here's how hand exercises may help.

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How to Test for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Testing for rheumatoid arthritis can get complicated. Here's a look at all the different tests that can help you reach a diagnosis.

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Is It Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis have many of the same symptoms. Here's how you can tell them apart.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms and Treatment

If you have chronic joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, you could have rheumatoid arthritis. Here's what you should know about RA symptoms and treatment.

Older woman discusses rheumatoid arthritis fatigue with her doctor.

15 Ways to Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue

If you struggle with fatigue from rheumatoid arthritis, tell your doctor and try these 15 tips to help boost your energy levels with RA.

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What Is Arthritis?

The word “arthritis” means joint inflammation (derived from “arth,” which in Greek means joint, and “itis,” meaning inflammation).

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Are There Alternative Treatments for RA?

People with rheumatoid arthritis often turn to alternative treatments when conventional medications aren't working, but is there any evidence that they work?