Rheumatoid Arthritis

Know More About Your Condition

Whether you're newly diagnosed or looking for new treatment options, we have you covered. Explore the many resources below to learn more about rheumatoid arthritis, including its symptoms, causes, treatments, and more. 

The Facts on RA

Video: Answers to Common RA Treatment Questions

Learn about RA treatment options, methods for dealing with flare-ups, and side effects of medications from rheumatologist Dr. Nancy Carteron.

The Basics of RA

Learn more about rheumatoid arthritis, how it affects the body, and other important information.

Is It Rheumatoid Arthritis? The Difference Between OA and RA

Learn about the variation of symptoms between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and when it's time to talk to your doctor about your symptoms.

What Causes RA?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, meaning the body attacks itself. Find out about the hormones and genetic factors behind the condition.

Risk Factors for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Many risk factors contribute to RA, including smoking and family history. Learn what you can control and what's out of your hands.

How RA is Diagnosed

Learn what steps your doctor or rheumatoidologist will take to determine if rheumatoid arthritis is the cause of your symptoms.

RA Treatments

From medication to lifestyle changes, learn how RA is treated.

Alternative Treatments for RA

Medication isn't the only solution to your RA symptoms. Learn about other steps you can take to get a hold of your condition.

How RA Can Cause Complications

Any systemic disease, such as an autoimmune disorder, can create complications you may not be immediately aware of.

RA Facts: The Progression of the Disease

The severity of RA depends on the person. However, you can slow the progression of your RA with proper treatment, including medications, diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes.

The Early Signs and Symptoms of RA

From swollen feet, ankles, and legs to issues with hands and fingers, learn which symptoms might be related to rheumatoid arthritis.

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