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Collarbone Pain and RA: What It Feels Like and Tips for Managing

Collarbone Pain and RA: What It Feels Like and Tips for Managing

For people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), joint pain can be a common aspect of day-to-day life. Pain in the shoulder, upper arm, and collarbone can limit a person’s range of motion and affect their ability to perform daily activities....
Posted 06/28/2022

Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Tailbone Pain?

Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Tailbone Pain?

When most people think of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), they imagine joint pain affecting the wrists and knees. But back pain, including tailbone pain, can affect people with RA. One myRAteam member described that pain in their tailbone (coccyx), the...
Posted 06/23/2022

Tingling and Numbness: Is It a Side Effect of Methotrexate for RA?

Tingling and Numbness: Is It a Side Effect of Methotrexate for RA?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation in your joints and organs. In addition to painful, swollen joints and stiffness, symptoms such as tingling and numbness can occur with RA. Up to 20 percent of people...
Posted 06/22/2022

Scalp Health and RA: How To Manage Burning, Itching, and Hair Loss

Scalp Health and RA: How To Manage Burning, Itching, and Hair Loss

Scalp issues in RA can have many different causes, either related to RA or another condition, and there are ways to manage these symptoms.
Posted 05/04/2022

Rheumatoid Arthritis Nail Changes: Causes and Treatment

Rheumatoid Arthritis Nail Changes: Causes and Treatment

Not only does rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cause painful swelling and inflammation in the joints, it can also cause changes to the nails.
Posted 04/06/2022

Managing Shaking Hands Caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis

Managing Shaking Hands Caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis

Some people living with RA may struggle with hand tremors. Learn the common causes + 4 tips to help you manage hand tremors in rheumatoid arthritis.
Posted 04/05/2022

Rheumatoid Arthritis Back Pain: Symptoms and Treatments

Rheumatoid Arthritis Back Pain: Symptoms and Treatments

There are many potential causes for back pain, including injuries, strain, or even physical exercise. But when aches last for weeks or months, it may be time to rule out temporary injury and start looking for an underlying condition. If you have...
Posted 05/19/2021

Rheumatoid Arthritis Fevers: What To Know

Rheumatoid Arthritis Fevers: What To Know

As many as one-third of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) experience systemic (all-over) symptoms along with the more characteristic joint symptoms of the disease.
Posted 05/06/2021

Early Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Early Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

It may be difficult to know at first that you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The condition’s symptoms tend to develop gradually and may be mistaken for a strain, an injury, or normal aches and pains associated with aging. That said, there are...
Posted 05/05/2021

Pannus and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pannus and Rheumatoid Arthritis

The pannus is an abnormal layer of tissue that can form in the joints of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA causes synovitis — inflammation of the protective tissue that lines joints (called the synovium) — and excess synovial fluid...
Posted 04/21/2021
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