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Setting intentions for 2020 with rheumatoid arthritis %28ra%29

Setting Intentions for 2020 With Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Setting Intentions for 2020 With Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Eat healthier. Exercise more. Learn a new skill. Pay off a credit card. Many of us have made similar New Year’s resolutions over the years. And many of us have also ended January feeling like failures because we didn’t follow through perfectly. We...
Posted 01/02/2020
Pins and needles sensations with rheumatoid arthritis

Pins-and-Needles Sensations With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pins-and-Needles Sensations With Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you’ve ever felt like needles were poking your hands, arms, feet, or legs, you’re not alone. Many members on myRAteam describe feeling a pins-and-needles sensation in their limbs or elsewhere in their bodies, usually intermittently. This...
Posted 12/31/2019
Practicing gratitude with rheumatoid arthritis

Practicing Gratitude With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Practicing Gratitude With Rheumatoid Arthritis

This time of the year can be overwhelming with expectations around the holidays, and living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) doesn’t make it any easier. One way to find some relief from the pressure and stress is to focus on gratitude. You might...
Posted 12/02/2019
Rheumatoid arthritis and itching

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Itching

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Itching

Are you experiencing persistent and painful itching with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? You’re not alone. While itching is not a “classic” symptom of RA, myRAteam members are frequently plagued by prickly skin patches, rashes, and hives. “I’ll scratch...
Posted 11/13/2019
Applying for disability benefits with rheumatoid arthritis %28ra%29

Applying for Disability When You Have RA

Applying for Disability When You Have RA

Excruciating pain and other rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms can make full-time or part-time work impossible for some members of myRAteam. When members can no longer work, many in the United States seek Social Security disability benefits....
Posted 11/12/2019
Improving sleep with ra

Improving Sleep with RA

Improving Sleep with RA

When you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), getting a good night’s sleep can be challenging. Physical pain, anxiety, and other symptoms of RA frequently keep myRAteam members up at night – and exhausted the next day. Some 80 percent of people with RA...
Posted 11/11/2019
Ra and heel pain

RA and Heel Pain

RA and Heel Pain

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often causes pain in the ball of the foot, but it can also affect the heel, making it painful to walk or get out of bed in the morning. Many members of myRAteam have plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammation of the thick...
Posted 11/06/2019
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How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite Rheumatoid Arthritis

How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite Rheumatoid Arthritis

Living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may change your holidays, but you can still have enjoyable and meaningful celebrations. Although RA may make some holiday traditions challenging, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy connecting with friends and...
Posted 10/24/2019
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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Rheumatoid Arthritis. Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Rheumatoid Arthritis. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain swollen or painful joints, skin rashes, or lumps under the...
Posted 10/03/2019
How good boundaries make life with rheumatoid arthritis easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Rheumatoid Arthritis Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Rheumatoid Arthritis Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Setting and defending boundaries allows...
Posted 09/11/2019
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