What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Anna Scanlon
Anna Scanlon
July 4, 2018
The answer to the question, "What causes rheumatoid arthritis?" isn't exactly straightforward. There are many contributing factors at play.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Energy

7 Ways to Boost Your Energy With RA

There are many ways to give your rheumatoid arthritis energy levels a boost, but it is important that do not try these when you’re suffering from a flare.
375 found this helpful by Anna Scanlon on June 4, 2018
Arthritis in the Kitchen

10 Kitchen Tricks to Make Cooking Easier With RA

There are a few things you can do to make dealing with rheumatoid arthritis in the kitchen easier, especially if you're cooking for several people at once.
272 found this helpful by Anna Scanlon on May 7, 2018
RA moments

You’re Allowed to Have Moments When RA Is Too Much

There are many moments with RA that may make you feel frustrated, defeated, overwhelmed or exhausted–and having these RA moments is completely okay.
607 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on April 11, 2018
Working With Rheumatoid Arthritis

8 Tips for Coping with Rheumatoid Arthritis at Work

There are ways to keep working with rheumatoid arthritis, but it takes a few lifestyle changes from taking short breaks to managing symptoms.
219 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on March 6, 2018
Pet Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pet Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Who Rescued Who?

The benefits of pet therapy for rheumatoid arthritis include reducing stress and pain, emotional support, and boosting confidence.
249 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on February 27, 2018
Apps for Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Your Smartphone Can Help With RA

These Smartphone Apps Could Help Your RA Symptoms

There are several apps for rheumatoid arthritis management available. These eleven apps for Apple and Android are recommended by RA experts.
116 found this helpful by Brenda Vanta and Lana Barhum on January 24, 2018
RA Joint Pain

10 Tips to Tackle Rheumatoid Arthritis Joint Pain

Mariah shares 10 helpful and practical strategies to try when you need to get your RA joint pain under control as quickly as possible.
96 found this helpful by Mariah Leach on December 13, 2017
Navigating the Holidays with RA

9 Tips for Getting Through the Holidays With Rheumatoid Arthritis 

The holidays with RA can be a challenge, but don't let rheumatoid arthritis ruin your holiday spirit! Use these nine tips to get through the season.
84 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on December 7, 2017
Top Tips for Thanksgiving with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tips on How to Make the Most out of Thanksgiving With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Preparing for Thanksgiving with rheumatoid arthritis can be a bit challenging, but it can be done, and with very little pain. Try these tips.
126 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on November 16, 2017
I Have Rheumatoid Arthritis: Ignoring RA and Moving Forward

Ignoring RA and Moving Forward Because You Have To

"I have rheumatoid arthritis (RA)." Lana talks about what living with RA is like and about ignoring RA and moving forward because you have to.
238 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on November 8, 2017
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