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Coping With RA Pain

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Four Solutions for Stubborn RA Pain

Rheumatoid arthritis pain can get you down. Everyday tasks like opening jars, washing your hands or using the remote control almost make you wince before you start. A full pain-relief program requires a disciplined approach and a combination of treatment and lifestyle methods. Learn more ›

A Range of Treatment Options for RA

Doctors used to begin RA treatment with mild pain relievers and only prescribed more serious medications as the condition worsened. Now, they start treatment with strong medication first, knowing they may be able to slow the joint damage caused by the disease. Learn more about the changing approach to treating RA

What to Ask Your Doctor About RA

Be prepared to ask the right questions at your next doctor's appointment.

Biologic Treatments for RA Show Impressive Results

Recent results of long-term studies confirm that a new wave of treatments for RA – injectable medications – are not only effective at managing the pain of RA, but can also reduce joint damage, treat early RA effectively, and, in some cases, induce remission of the disease. Find out what the doctors are buzzing about

RA Pain Relief Strategies

When you have RA, it's important to pay attention to your body's signals. Stressing arthritic joints can lead to pain, swelling, and additional joint damage. Try these 7 joint protection strategies ›

RA, Depression, and Pain

Living with a painful condition like RA can double your risk for depression. Understand the relationship between your pain and your mindset. Learn more about the RA - depression connection ›

Reference: Rheumatoid Arthritis section on Better Medicine

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What to Ask Your Doctor About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Be prepared to ask the right questions at your next doctor's appointment for RA.