Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an ongoing, progressive, autoimmune disease that affects the joints of the body with episodes of painful inflammation. Read the RA Overview ›

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis vary greatly from person to person and can be mild, moderate or severe. At the onset of the disease, the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are often vague and develop slowly. Symptoms may not include the classic symptom of joint pain that people often associate with rheumatoid arthritis.

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This symptom test will evaluate how the pain of RA is impacting your life.

Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis treatment plans use a multifaceted approach and are individualized to the stage of advancement of the disease and your age, medical history, and coexisting diseases or conditions. There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but with early recognition and treatment, it is possible to minimize or delay joint damage and complications of the disease, such as chronic pain and disability. Because rheumatoid arthritis is progressive and chronic in nature, treatment usually needs to be continuous, even lifelong in some cases.

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Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you know how painful, tiring and unpredictable the disease can be. There is no cure yet for RA, but there are many things you can do to live well. Early diagnosis, early treatment, and good management of RA can lead to long periods with no symptoms.

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