13 Rheumatoid Arthritis Life Hacks Written by Healthline Editorial Team

Living with RA can present its share of difficulty. But with a little bit of innovation and determination, you’ll find new ways to get things done. Make everyday tasks and pain management easier with these 13 clever life hacks from the Healthline RA community. 1. Carry a little pair of scissors to open packs of… Read More 13 Rheumatoid Arthritis Life Hacks Written by Healthline Editorial Team

What You Need to Know About the Rheumatoid Factor

The rheumatoid factor (RF) test can help evaluate your RA diagnosis and prognosis. Rheumatoid factor (RF) is the antibody responsible for the body attacking its own tissues in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In most cases, high levels of rheumatoid factor (20 IU/mL or above) occur in patients who have rheumatoid arthritis and/or Sjögren’s syndrome.… Read More What You Need to Know About the Rheumatoid Factor

Taking Control of Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms – Guest Post

What would life be like if you couldn’t easily pick up your toothbrush, or make a cup of coffee, or wash your dishes? What would life be like if these basic actions caused you unimaginable pain and discomfort, sometimes so bad that it was debilitating? Unfortunately, 1.5 million Americans can answer this question. If you… Read More Taking Control of Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms – Guest Post

Ways that Physical and Occupational Therapy Help with Rheumatoid Arthritis – Guest Post

  Living a life in pain is a difficult thing to do. If you are living with the pain caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis, then this is something that you know all too well. The swelling of joints can be so debilitating and painful that life can seem, at times, unbearable. To help with this, therapy… Read More Ways that Physical and Occupational Therapy Help with Rheumatoid Arthritis – Guest Post

Remission Through Early and Aggressive RA Treatment

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can suffer permanent joint damage as early as into the first six months of the disease.  As a result, many rheumatologists believe early and aggressive treatment is the best approach to managing rheumatoid arthritis.   Many also prescribe to a theory that today’s newer RA medications along with older ones can… Read More Remission Through Early and Aggressive RA Treatment

Guest Post: Applying for Social Security Disability with Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have rheumatoid arthritis which has progressed to the stage that it severely affects your daily abilities, including your ability to complete typical duties required to maintain gainful employment, then you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has two disability programs for which you may be… Read More Guest Post: Applying for Social Security Disability with Rheumatoid Arthritis