Arthritis - Original Articles

Proper Footwear for Arthritis Sufferers

While wearing well-fitting footwear is a good idea for anyone, it's particularly important for people with arthritis.

Contrast Baths for Arthritis

This type of treatment can be done as often as desired and can even be incorporated into your daily routine.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica Versus Rheumatoid Arthritis

Although they may seem similar, polymyalgia rheumatica and rheumatoid arthritis are actually two separate diseases. But how do you know what you re dealing with?

How a Lack of Nutrition Impacts Rheumatoid Arthritis

Certain conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can make eating and nutrient absorption difficult. People with this disease need to pay particular attention to their diets to avoid becoming malnourished.

Too Much Exercise Can Cause Arthritis

Athletes seem to be getting older and older, but while their hearts may be benefiting, their joints could be at risk.

The Truth About Caffeine and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Have you ever wondered whether your morning cup (or two or three) of coffee has any impact on your Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Childhood Abuse and Adult Osteoarthritis

It may seem hard to believe, but recent studies have shown a link between these seemingly unrelated factors.

What to do When You re out of Treatment Options

If you think that you have exerted every possible treatment option without success, don't give up just yet there's still hope.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Food Sensitivities

You are what you eat, but if you suffer from arthritis, this may be especially significant.

Chicken-Collagen Capsules to Ease Arthritis

Can popping a pill made of chicken-breast cartilage help rheumatoid arthritis sufferers get relief? A group of researchers at Anhui Medical University in China thinks so.

Snow Shoveling Tips for Arthritis Sufferers

Shoveling snow is extremely taxing on anyone, but when you suffer from arthritis, this chore is especially stressful. Our tips help make it easier.

Coping with Unusual Arthritis Symptoms

You're familiar with the most common symptoms of RA, but there are other less frequent ones. Find out how to cope.

Coping with RA Medication Withdrawal

It's nearly impossible to effectively manage Rheumatoid Arthritis without the use of medication, but being aware of how to properly reduce dosage without withdrawal is critical.

Don't Let RA Ruin Your Love Life

Although intimacy may be more of a challenge when you—or your partner—has arthritis, sex and arthritis don't have to be incompatible.

Is Your Physical Therapist Right for You?

Here are some important things to consider when evaluating whether your physical therapist is a good fit for you.

Strange Places for Arthritis

When you think of arthritis, you probably think of common joints such as the knees, elbows or fingers. What you may not know is that you can have arthritis in some strange places.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lymphoma

Arthritis sufferers have enough to worry about. However, research shows that those with RA may be at an increased risk for developing lymphoma.

Can Pain Be Triggered by Weather?

Have you noticed that your arthritis pain becomes worse in certain weather conditions? If so, you re not alone and it s not all in your head. There is an association between temperature, humidity and barometric pressure and joint pain.

Managing Arthritis during the Holidays

This year, make a commitment to yourself to successfully manage your arthritis and enjoy the holidays.

The Difference between Arthritis and Lupus

Learn how to work with your doctor to get a correct diagnosis.

Share Your Story. Become a Health Hero.

Have you or a loved one survived a life-threatening disease? Are you currently struggling with depression, chronic pain, heart disease, or other health-related condition? Have you gone to extraordinary lengths to help someone in a health crisis? If so, we want to hear from you!

Muscle Soreness vs. Pain

When pain is a part of your everyday life, it may be hard to differentiate between normal soreness and pain. Read on to find out how.

How to Battle Arthritis-Induced Insomnia

As anyone who s tossed and turned all night can attest, sleep is important to our overall health and quality of life. Occasional sleepless nights are bothersome, but not harmful. Prolonged insomnia, however, is another story.

Battling Frozen Joints

Rid yourself of stiff joints today.

Fibromyalgia or Rheumatoid Arthritis? The Differences You Should Know

Five factors that separate fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis.

Battling Arthritis Over 40? 5 Ways to Feel Great Again

Over 40 but feel twice your age? How to increase the fight against arthritis.

Arthritis: Flare or Flu?

Are your symptoms related to an arthritis flare, or the flu? How to tell.

Side Effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs for Women

Three side effects women may experience from taking rheumatoid arthritis drugs.

Should You Use Early Aggressive Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Is this treatment option a good idea?

Fight Fever in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Fever is one of the many symptoms that can occur in rheumatoid arthritis. Learn why it may happen and ways you can treat it.