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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
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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
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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
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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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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you developed RA. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Explaining Rheumatoid Arthritis to Friends and Family

Explaining Rheumatoid Arthritis to Friends and Family

Explaining Rheumatoid Arthritis to Friends and Family Explaining rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to family members can be emotionally draining. While many members of myRAteam receive tremendous support from loved ones, others face family who struggle to...
Posted 07/24/2019
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What Caroline Wozniacki's RA Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Caroline Wozniacki's RA Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When Australian Open winner and former world No. 1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki revealed she has rheumatoid arthritis in late 2018, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the RA community. “Wow. Even her, too?”Three things happen for us...
Posted 07/18/2019
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